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What's Your 'Shine? // Libra

What's Your 'Shine?Stephanie StantonComment
Don’t tip the scales.   Photos by  Joey Wharton .

Don’t tip the scales.

Photos by Joey Wharton.

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 Scales of Justice // september 23 - october 23

“Hello, my beautiful Libras! Here’s the tea: Libra is ruled by the planet Venus. So Libra season brings about a period of deep love, contemplation, and pleasure. With Mercury transitioning from Virgo to Libra in the middle of the month, any drama you’ve had recently will be mended. Libra is a tactile and charismatic communicator, which will loosen up any tension you may have experienced this past month. The start of this season is highlighted by the Autumnal Equinox, when day and night are nearly balanced. Sexy, right? With the last of summer’s wind beneath your wings, now is the perfect time to start a project or to tweak our existing routines to flow a bit smoother. Use this fruitful and versatile energy to start the ground work for some larger goals.

While Libras are known for their astute sense of justice, it is important to avoid being overly critical during this time. There are many paths that lead to the same result, so don’t try to arbitrate what works best for others. Libra season also encourages us to revisit our calendars and assess our priorities. Use the theme of balance this season to gain a greater appreciation of our time and efforts. Take some time to appreciate the healing powers of art and beauty, even in our everyday surroundings. Make your bed. Buy yourself flowers. Wear bright colors. Okay, bye!”


Brandon Day is the Director of Marketing at Belle Isle Moonshine. He has no actual astrology credentials, but he checks his Co-Star religiously.

Tip the Scales

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  • 1 oz. Belle Isle Ruby Red Grapefruit

  • 1 oz. Lillet Blanc

  • 1 oz. Suze

  • Grapefruit twist garnish


    Add all ingredients to a mixing glass with ice. Stir until chilled, then strain into a rocks glass over a big ice cube. Garnish with a grapefruit twist. 

Still thirsty?

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.