Spicy, flavorful, feisty and HOT: this Bloody Mary Margarita represents the Aries zodiac sign just perfectly! You’ll love the contrast between tart and tangy lime from the margarita paired with the spicy, savoriness from the Bloody Mary!
Welcome to another cocktail in my Zodiac Cocktails series! Today is the official start date of Aries season, and I couldn’t think of a better cocktail than this one to represent those fiery rams.
To kick off Aries season, you can celebrate by being honest and straightforward with someone, play a game and be ultra competitive, go on an adventure, and do something you fear so you can come out braver than before.
Aries is the first sign of the Zodiac and they are a fire sign, which generally means they are passionate, feisty, temperamental, and can be borderline aggressive at times… but also creative, self-sufficient and romantic. They are a Cardinal sign which means they represent the changing of the season, and like Cardinal signs, this means forward movement; Aries tend to be goal-oriented, motivated, active beings who like to see change and keep things moving.
Arians, as they’re often called, are known to have strong facial features and piercing eyes. They often dress in bold colors, walk with determination, and know what looks best on them. Personality-wise, they’re bold and daring, sometimes bossy; direct, open and honest; self-assured; competitive and hates losing; adventurous, enthusiastic and optimistic; and likes to get their way. They can often be seen as the bravest sign of the Zodiac, as they love to put themselves out there, try new things and laugh in the face of fear.
However, Aries can also be seen as brash and uncaring of other people’s feelings (only because they’re so direct that more sensitive signs may be more affected by their bluntness); impulsive to a point of recklessness; aggressive; insensitive; thoughtless; jealous; and defiant.
Arians are great at achieving goals, so they’re the perfect friend to go to when you need help executing your game plan. They’re perfect motivators because they can see the whole picture and give you direct orders to get things done. However, be wary of their bluntness as they are super-direct and will give it to you straight.
Mars is the planet associated with Aries, and Mars is known for overcoming challenges, just like Arians. Anyone with a strong Aries influence in their chart will likely look for challenges to conquer and will be the knight in shining armor for the underdog.
As friends, Arians are fun and entertaining and love to network. They appreciate original thinkers and others who are assertive with their goals – but not as assertive as themselves 🙂 They are warm and giving when they feel understood, but can get kind of snappish if they feel misunderstood. When it comes to love, Aries are very assertive and love to make the first move. If rebuffed, they’ll either move on to something else OR accept the challenge at hand and try repeatedly to win the affection of their target. Challenges like that are irresistible to those at-times stubborn Rams! Once in love, they look to go on exciting adventures with their partner and they do not second-guess their feelings and often jump in headfirst. Aries like to be enmeshed with their partner, and the more “evolved” Aries will look to ways to help their partner succeed… but the more “unevolved” Aries will look to control their partner.
Since Aries are so assertive, feisty and enthusiastic, I wanted to create a cocktail that symbolized that positive, go-getter energy and match their charisma. Since Aries are so animated and passionate, I knew I wanted to make a cocktail that could serve a small gathering – such as a networking seminar, perhaps? – so everyone could get a taste of Aries’ fiery personality: thus, the Bloody Mary Margarita was born!
This cocktail makes a small batch but is perfect for 2-3 people. Since Aries’ color is red and one of their flavors is cayenne, I knew this would be perfect since it is blood red and spicy!
Made with tequila instead of vodka, it’s spicy, savory, rich and decadent with a kick. I love the tang of lime juice and tequila mixed with the savory tomato juice and Tabasco. While my cocktail is great as-is, if you prefer a more indulgent version, you could always add in more of your favorite ingredients like hot pepper sauce, horseradish, or toppings like bacon or pickles!
Happy Aries season!
- 12 ounces tomato juice
- ⅓ cup tequila (blanco or reposado)
- ⅓ cup lime juice
- ¼ cup orange juice
- ½ Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- Several dashes of Tabasco sauce, depending on how spicy you like it
- Sliced limes
- Celery sticks
- Tajin (chili lime salt), for the rim of the glass
- In a medium pitcher, stir together the tomato juice, tequila, lime and orange juices, Worcestershire sauce and Tabasco until combined. Add in the sliced limes. Ideally, let set in the fridge for about an hour to "marinate" the flavors - but you can totally serve it right away as well!
- Just before serving, dip the rims of the glasses in a little lime juice and dredge in Tajin (chili lime salt). Add a few lime wedges and some celery sticks to a glass and fill with ice. Top with the Bloody Mary Margarita mix and serve!
You’ll love this savory, fiery cocktail!!
Be sure to check out my other Zodiac Cocktails!
Have a super sweet day!