by By Jonathan Vatner | March 19, 2009

Hyatt drinkThis year, the X Bar at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles is offering a special cocktail themed to each month's zodiac sign and birthstone; for example, August will bring the Leo Peridot, a green-tinted drink with vodka, lemongrass syrup, ginger beer and Tuaca. The hotel’s "mixologists" (aka bartenders) can lead group classes in making these and other drinks. (310) 228-1234;