story & photos: CARLA CAMERIERI, THIRSTY CAMEL COCKTAILS
Next up in our Zodiac cocktail series is Scorpio, the most intensely focused of all the horoscope signs. Like those born under its fellow water signs, Cancer and Pisces, Scorpios are a constant swirl of wild emotions, but the difference lies in their ability to keep them contained beneath the surface. If and when they do erupt, look out, there’s a deadly stinger coming your way. Scorpio extends from October 23 through November 22, and is symbolized by a scorpion whose mythological origins can be traced back to a conflict between Orion and Artemis. Orion became boastful and told Artemis he could (and would) kill every animal on the earth. Although Artemis herself was a huntress, she was also a protector of all living things. She asked her mother, Leto, to send a creature that would be a match for Orion. They fought fiercely and Orion lost, but the battle caught the attention of Zeus who immortalized them both in the heavens.