The Best Christmas Recipe for You, Based on Your Zodiac Sign
What do the stars say about your holiday cooking preferences? Are you destined to bake up an over-the-top turkey? Traditional cookies? What about Christmas cocktails?
We’ll admit it; pretty much every Christmas recipe is delicious. But, that doesn’t mean there isn’t a special recipe just for you. Here’s the recipe you should be making this holiday season, according to your zodiac sign.
Aries: Mocha Spritz
March 21 – April 19
No one expects you to bring a traditional shortbread or classic gingerbread to the cookie swap. A true individual, you like to put your own stamp on things—even go-to Christmas cookie recipes. Wow your friends by adding coffee and cocoa to your spritz recipe and wait for the rave reviews to come in.
Taurus: Herb-Glazed Turkey
April 20 – May 20
Taurus, you don’t mind putting in the hard work—especially if it’s for a delicious culinary payoff. This holiday season, offer to prepare the showstopping main dish for the family. You’ll make it look easy and create a delicious entree. And if you need a few pointers on getting the most flavor, check out our turkey seasoning guide.
Gemini: Cranberry Orange Mimosas
May 21 – June 20
Nothing suits a bubbly, outgoing personality like yours better than a fizzy mimosa. Add in some cranberry and citrus to suit the holiday season and you’ve got Gemini perfection. Grab a bottle of affordable sparkling wine to start this recipe off right.
Cancer: Strawberry Lime Pretzel Salad
June 21 – July 22
Cancer, you have a knack for knowing just what to bring to a party. Surprise all your loved ones with this nostalgic treat done up with a Christmas twist. Looking for the classic version (we know you are)? Check out the original strawberry pretzel dessert.
Leo: Holiday Salsa
July 23 – August 22
Show off your fiery side with this sweet-meet-spicy salsa, Leo. This seasonal treat starts with cranberries and layers on the flavor with jalapeños, green onion and cilantro. This salsa is a breeze to make, so you can put it together fast and rush off to a holiday party. We know a social butterfly like you has a full schedule.
Virgo: Candy Cane Cookies
August 23 – September 22
Virgo, it’s safe to say that you like things just so. That’s why a cookie that involves a bit of precision (and looks so pretty on a cookie plate) is the perfect holiday recipe for you. If this recipe is new to you, check out our step-by-step guide to making candy cane cookies.
Libra: Angel Food Candy
September 23 – October 22
Libra, we know you want to please everyone. An easy way to do that around the holidays is with a classic Christmas candy: angel food (sometimes called sponge candy, honeycomb or fairy food). It’s a recipe you might not have tried before—perfect for a sign that loves to dive into a good DIY.
Scorpio: Grandma’s Red Velvet Cake
October 23 – November 21
Scorp, you’re as loyal as they come. That’s why when the holidays come around, you like to stick with the classics, the recipes you and your family enjoy year after year, like this vintage red velvet cake. Want to depart from the norm (but not too much)? Try these other takes on red velvet.
Sagittarius: Elf Cupcakes
November 22 – December 21
As the jokesters of the zodiac, Sagittarius, you’re sure to get a kick out these fun elf cupcakes. Sure, they’re a little bit silly, but they’re also perfectly sweet. Remind you of anyone?
And don’t rush out of the kitchen the second the cupcakes are done cooling (even though we know you can be impatient). Take a little extra time to make homemade frosting, too.
Capricorn: Peppery Roast Beef
December 21 – January 19
We know you don’t have a problem being in charge, Cap. This Christmas, take the lead with a showstopping main. This roast beef is flavorful, juicy and something the whole dinner table will be talking about. And there’s nothing wrong with accepting praise for a job well done (but don’t roast this beef that far—medium is just right).
Aquarius: Twisted Star Bread
January 20 – February 18
Show off your trademark creativity with a complex and absolutely stunning bake, Aquarius. This twisted star bread takes a delicate hand and some patience, but that’s just right for you! Get all the details on this recipe right here.
Pisces: Classic Eggnog
February 19 – March 20
For a pleasure-seeking sign like you, Pisces, the holidays are all about kicking back and enjoying. And there’s no better way to do that than with a glass of eggnog with a splash (or two) of rum or brandy. Encourage your loved ones to take a break and enjoy the warm and fuzzy feelings along with you when you share this recipe.