6 Cocktails to Sip During the Solar Eclipse

Photo: The Eclipse by I|O Godfrey.

On August 21, upwards of 600 million people worldwide will have their eyes on the sky. That’s when the sun will disappear behind the moon in the Great American Total Solar Eclipse. From Oregon to South Carolina, the sky will blacken, temps will drop quickly, and light will stream from the silhouette of the moon. Why is this such a big deal? Because 1979 was the last total solar eclipse visible in the United States and many of us weren’t even alive for it! Thanks to social media, the Monday night event is poised to be the “most publicized and witnessed total solar eclipse in human history,” according to astrologist Holiday Mathis.

Seize your chance to scope one of nature’s rarest and most majestic feats – and make sure you do it with a cocktail in hand. These six cosmic libations, created by bartenders from across the country for an out-of-this-world drinking experience, will get you in the mood for the breathtaking show.