Belle Isle Moonshine

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Say Hello to Ruby Red

Cocktails, ProcessElizabeth Fuqua5 Comments

We want to introduce you to your new best friend: Belle Isle Ruby Red Grapefruit Premium Moonshine.


Our newest infusion takes its place in our award-winning lineup of original Premium Belle Isle, Belle Isle 100, and our extremely popular Honey Habanero “sweet heat” infusion. Ruby Red will entice you with its huge grapefruit notes on the nose followed by a flavor rush that does not disappoint.

But unlike other spirit brands on the market with dozens of novelty infusions, we always aim to keep our spirits as natural and premium as possible. Just like our Honey Habanero infusion, we used nothing but real ingredients in the Ruby Red. At Belle Isle, it’s important to us to never use use any artificial flavors or colors, just all-natural ingredients including grapefruit sourced from Texas and California to compliment our gluten-free, triple distilled shine made with organic corn.


Much like the Honey Habanero, the Ruby Red is designed to be sipped alone or mixed into a delicious cocktail. Here at Belle Isle, our team prefers it topped with soda and a squeeze of lime. In fact, Ruby Red herself was inspired by the Honey Habanero infusion, which we all enjoy mixed with fresh grapefruit juice. It was a logical, and delicious, next step.


Belle Isle fans can get a bottle of Ruby Red Grapefruit by calling your local ABC store for availability, or request by special order using the product #072469. Our website’s cocktail section is already filling up with delicious recipes to inspire you to use Ruby Red in new and exciting ways whether you’re behind the bar or at home.

Five of Gregg Brooks' latest and greatest are listed below:

Ruby Red Moonshine Cocktails

Ruby Fizz


  • 2 oz. Belle Isle Ruby Red Grapefruit
  • 4 oz. Sparkling wine 


Pour Belle Isle Ruby Red Grapefruit into a chilled glass, top with sparking wine and a grapefruit peel garnish.

The Salty Red Dog


  • 2 oz. Ruby Red Grapefruit Belle Isle Moonshine 
  • Ruby Red Grapefruit juice


Pour into a Collins glass with a salted rim over ice. Top with fresh Ruby Red Grapefruit juice. Garnish with a lime.

Ruby Baby


  • 1 1/2 oz. Belle Isle Ruby Red Grapefruit Moonshine
  • 1/2 oz. Cointreau
  • 1 oz. fresh Ruby Red Grapefruit juice


Rocks glass over ice. Slowly pour and layer 1/2 oz of Cassis down the side of the glass. The Cassis will settle at the bottom of the glass creating a beautiful presentation.

The Rubanero


  • 1 oz. Belle Isle Ruby Red Grapefruit Moonshine
  • 1 oz. Belle Isle Honey Habanero Moonshine


Serve in Rocks glass over ice. Garnish with lime wedge or wheel. Spice it up by adding a pickled moonshine soaked habanero.

Big Red Mule


  • 2 oz. Belle Isle Ruby Red Grapefruit Moonshine
  • 1/2 oz. fresh lime juice
  • Ginger Beer


Top with Ginger Beer over ice in your favorite glass. Lime wedge or wheel for garnish.