Let the stars and Belle Isle Moonshine be your guides to cosmic cocktailling. Each month, our resident amateur astrologer (and Director of Marketing) Brandon Day gives you the transcendental tea based on your zodiac sign. We’ll also share a Sun sign-inspired cocktail recipe that will get you through your birthday season in one piece–no matter what retrogrades come your way.
The virgin // august 23 - september 22
“Hey Virgos - how are you feeling? As we move past the carefree days of summer, the transition into Virgo season revitalizes us in a new way. New opportunities are arising, and we rely on the power of Virgo to lead us to success. During this period, Mercury also transitions into Virgo, making our thoughts and style of communication much more analytical and detail-oriented. Most of the time, that’s a good thing. However, Virgos tend to get lost in the sauce, so try to keep some perspective and not get wound up so tight. Drink a smoothie. Eat a bagel. Live a little!
Virgo season also brings with it the end of Saturn retrograde, meaning an end to a period of karmic retribution. Although we’re all still stuck inside a simulation (obviously), things will start to feel back on track as the planet that rules boundaries, responsibilities, and authority takes its rightful seat in the sky. You need to trust that the universe will fall back into place. Refocus your energy and time towards nurturing yourself and your loved ones. They’ve both been missing you.”
run the world
1 ½ oz. Belle Isle Cold Brew Coffee
¾ oz. Campari
2 oz. pineapple juice
1 oz. grapefruit juice
½ oz. lime juice
½ oz. simple syrup
Add all ingredients to a mixing glass with ice. Shake and double-strain into a hurricane glass over fresh ice–or a cored pineapple if you’re feelin’ fancy!
Belle Isle Moonshine is a premium, handcrafted spirit proudly hailing from Richmond, Virginia.
We take the name Belle Isle from a small, 540-acre island located smack dab in the middle of the James River where Civil War soldiers used surplus corn rations to make moonshine in copper kettles.
Belle Isle Moonshine is distilled from 100% organic corn, grown by three family farms and responsibly sourced. Once triple-distilled, we charcoal filter Belle Isle four times over. Then, we cut it with purified water right from the James River. Our infusions are made with 100% real ingredients, never artificial flavors or color. We use real grapefruits sourced from Texas and California, local honey from the Shenandoah Valley, organic habaneros grown an hour away, and freshly roasted coffee beans from the most socially conscious roastery in Richmond, Blanchard's Coffee Roasting Co.
From there, each bottle of Belle Isle Moonshine is filled, corked, labeled, and packed by hand by our Production team, who check each bottle and batch for quality assurance. Since Belle Isle is made in small batches, you can find the batch number handwritten in the bottom right corner of each bottle.
Distilled from good times and 100% organic corn.