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Party Prepped: The Halftail

Brandon DayComment

Here at Belle Isle Premium Moonshine, we're always dreaming up new ways to create cocktails in easier, less complicated ways. One of our favorite no-stress methods is the Halftail, an easy to-go cocktail you can build when you have half a bottle of Belle Isle Premium Moonshine left. The Halftail is a perfect solution for the party procrastinator or anyone who has just run out of cocktail recipes, especially for outdoor entertaining when there's not a fully stocked bar or kitchen nearby. The concept is simple, and the method is even easier.

To keep the Halftail easy to make in a pinch, we like to create cocktail recipes using ingredients you can find in your pantry or at any grocery store. Each Halftail recipe is as simple as combining all the ingredients into your half-empty bottle of Belle Isle Premium Moonshine, shaking, chilling, and pouring over ice.

Halftail #1: The Belle Breeze

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Use a funnel to keep things from getting messy.

Use a funnel to keep things from getting messy.

Ingredients:

  • Half a bottle of Belle Isle Premium Moonshine
  • 10 oz. cranberry juice
  • 2 oz. lime juice

How to serve it:

Pour over ice in a rocks glass, garnish with a lime wedge, and optionally top with a splash of soda.

 

Halftail #2: The Manchester Matador

Ingredients:

  • Half a bottle of Belle Isle Honey Habanero
  • 10 oz. pineapple juice
  • 2 oz. lime juice

How to serve it:

Pour over ice in a Collins glass, garnish with a lime wheel, and top optionally with a splash of lime seltzer water (we're La Croix diehards here).

 

Halftail #3: The Shiny Daly

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Ingredients:

  • Half a bottle of Ruby Red Grapefruit
  • 6 oz. iced tea
  • 6 oz. lemonade

How to serve it:

Pour over ice in a Collins glass and garnish with a lemon wheel.

 

Halftail #4: The Coco Latte

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Ingredients:

  • Half a bottle of Belle Isle Cold Brew Coffee
  • 10 oz. sweetened coconut milk
  • 2 oz. orange blossom honey
  • 2 cinnamon sticks

How to serve it:

Pour over ice into a shaker tin. Shake vigorously, then strain into a glass over fresh ice. 

 

While these Halftail recipes are certainly tried and true, that doesn't mean they are an exact science. You can adjust, shift, and swap recipes and ingredients to fit your preferences by playing with proportions and taste-testing along the way.

Do you have an easy, mobile cocktail recipe or method you like to us? Let us know in the comments below!