Have you ever wondered why some people gravitate towards, say, a dirty martini over a gin and tonic? Well, it might have more to do with your astrological sign than your taste buds—according to The Mandarin Oriental, at least. The iconic hotel group’s Las Vegas location launched an annual Zodiac Cocktail program, which delivers mouth-watering concoctions inspired by the current sign of the Zodiac. "The program is based on capturing the seasonal offerings during the Zodiac cycle to surprise our guests with unique cocktails,” says Michael LaPenna, the hotel’s Property Mixologist. “With the ever-growing responsiveness of cocktail programs in today’s society, consumers are seeking relatable and personalized services. Our Zodiac program brings the personalized service feel, with the uniqueness of a craft cocktail program.” Perhaps the best part of the program is that the property will be serving a Zodiac Cocktail free of charge to each patron who presents proof of his or her birthdate, given that it falls within the proper cycle. But even if you’re not headed to Sin City anytime soon, you too can impress your friends (or just treat yo’ self) with a Zodiac-themed cocktail. For your entertaining purposes, we’ve included the recipes to each cocktail, ahead.
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Far be it from me to tell you what to do on vacation, but I promise that enjoying a caipirinha while listening to samba on a steamy summer night in Rio, or sipping a refreshing Aperol spritz while sunning yourself on the Amalfi Coast are must-dos in those destinations. Plus, in the age of social media, if you don’t capture a cocktail shot against a scenic backdrop on your travels, did you really even go on vacation? (The answer of course, sarcasm aside, is yes. Please enjoy your trip completely phone-free, if you so choose.) But whether you indulge in the occasional humble brag or not, there's something completely wonderful about sipping a perfectly crafted cocktail at a local watering hole, as you soak in the sights, sounds, and smells of your new surroundings. Drinking also brings people together — bartenders and patrons, tourists and locals. Some of the most memorable and spontaneous moments while traveling begin with a good drink and some friendly banter. Just as countries all over the world are known for their unique food and music, many destinations are also known for their libations. Ever wondered about the origins of their signature cocktails and where to get one? Read on for 10 national drinks you must try and where to find one when you’re there.
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