Birth Years: 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011
The fluffy Rabbit is sociable and a natural planner, making them the perfect zodiac animal to prepare the punch for a party. Plus, a self-serve punch format gets the Rabbit out of hectic drink-serving duty, which could easily overload their fragile sense of stability and order. After one glass of this classic gin punch, guests will find themselves going back for another, and another, and another—with drinks proliferating faster than real rabbits.
Birth Years: 1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012
Confident, excitable and a touch reckless, the macho Dragon is one for bold drinks—and of course the fire-breathing sign would get along with a flaming shot wonderfully. Like the brazen shooter, those born under the Dragon are frank and fearless, sidling up to a blazing shot like it’s just another day at the bar. Despite their death-defying bravado, Dragons aren’t stupid; they have enough sense to light and extinguish their fiery shots properly before imbibing.
Birth Years: 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013
Depending on how you look at it, Snakes are deceptive and sly, or simply introverted and misunderstood—but in either case, they hide their wit and power behind a veneer of quiet inscrutability. In the wilds of the cocktail bar, you may come upon the Rattlesnake, an esoteric take on the Whiskey Sour, that seems approachable at first, before walloping you with its hidden inner strength. With a cooling tinge from a dash of absssssinthe (sorry), the drink is as cold-blooded as a reptile, yet utterly delicious when you get to know it.