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What's Your 'Shine? // Virgo

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Sometimes Virgos need to be reminded to have some fun.   Photos by  Joey Wharton .

Sometimes Virgos need to be reminded to have some fun.

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.


virgo

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.”


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Brandon Day is the Director of Marketing at Belle Isle Moonshine. He has no actual astrology credentials, but he checks his Co-Star religiously. As a general rule, you probably shouldn’t listen to his advice–except about eating bagels.




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Ingredients:

 

Preparation:

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!





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.

What's Your 'Shine? // Leo

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Roar, y’all.   Photos by  Joey Wharton .

Roar, y’all.

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.


LEO

The Lion // July 23 - August 22

Hewwo, fellow Leos! This season is about experiencing every passion to the fullest extent. Prepare yourself to take advantage of any opportunities for growth that come your way. With Mercury entering Leo, we become better storytellers and persuasive speakers, making it an ideal time to put yourself out there. So go kill it in that job interview! Pop off at karaoke night! Try out stand-up for the first time! Make your presence known!

This Leo season, your purpose is to teach people to embrace their inner strangeness without fear of rejection. As you continue to manifest positive energies over the next month, keep in mind how you disperse that energy out to other people. Consider the force you are in someone else’s life. Are you a bolt of lightning - beautiful, but dangerous and fleeting? Or are you the Sun - a constant source of warmth and life? Choose wisely. Your actions are ephemeral, but your impact is eternal.


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Brandon Day is the Director of Marketing at Belle Isle Moonshine. He has no actual astrology credentials, but he checks his Co-Star religiously. As a general rule, you probably shouldn’t listen to his advice–except about karaoke.




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I Ain’t Lion

Ingredients:

 

Preparation:

Add all ingredients to a Collins glass over ice. Garnish with a lemon wheel.





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.

What's Your 'Shine? // Cancer

What's Your 'Shine?Stephanie StantonComment
The zodiac’s resident feeler can be spicier than you think.  Photos by  Joey Wharton .

The zodiac’s resident feeler can be spicier than you think.

Photos by Joey Wharton.

Let the stars and Belle Isle Moonshine be your guides to cosmic cocktailing. 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.


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The Crab // June 21 - July 20

“Welcome home, sweet Cancers. This is your season, and we need you to embrace the best parts of it so we can learn from your behavior. We really do take what you say to heart, even if we don’t always act on it. To celebrate the next year of your life, set a grand goal for yourself: learn a new language, set a date to fist fight your arch nemesis, or maybe shoot a short indie documentary on the local Parks and Recreation system in your town. Don’t worry about the details for now. You’ll figure it out later.

At the beginning of July we see Venus entering Cancer, meaning your sensitivity will be through the roof (as if it wasn’t maxed out already). You’ve been warned! Prepare yourself for the ups and downs ahead of you and, despite the turmoil, remember to still let yourself love with warmth and dedication. Speaking of dedication, go stream Carly Rae Jepsen’s latest album Dedicated, now available on iTunes, Spotify, and wherever else you listen to music. You’ll want to have it on hand for those 2 AM mental breakdowns. Remember - it’s your party and you can cry if you want to. Just don’t expect us all to bawl with you.”


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Brandon Day is the Director of Marketing at Belle Isle Moonshine. He has no actual astrology credentials. As a general rule, you probably shouldn’t listen to his advice–except about Carly Rae Jepsen.




harbor Highball

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Ingredients:

  • ½ oz. lime juice

  • 4 oz. Topo Chico

  • Old Bay rim


Preparation:

Add all ingredients to an Old Bay-rimmed Collins glass with ice.




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.

What's Your 'Shine? // Gemini

What's Your 'Shine?Stephanie StantonComment
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Let the stars and Belle Isle Moonshine be your guides to cosmic cocktailing. 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.


GEMINI

The Twins // May 21 - June 20

“Hi hi, Gemini! Your sign has been misunderstood and stigmatized in the past, but this year your season brings a much-needed boost of energy. We kick off Gemini season in an especially social way as Mercury enters Gemini. I suggest going out with your good Judys and ordering a bunch of small plates to share. Then order a round of shooters, because why not? They are funny.

As we move into June, you’ll feel the need for a sudden change. With Mercury entering Cancer during this time, you will also discover new revelations about what you need as an individual. Use this new information to make impactful changes in your life, but beware getting caught up in your emotions. It’s never as dramatic as you’re making it out to be–trust me. When Venus enters Gemini on June 8th, your curious nature will ascend to new heights in your romantic and social life. Embrace this dynamic, fun-loving side of yourself–we love when you act lowkey crazy! Just remember not to sacrifice connecting on an emotional level in the process. No one likes a flaky, fickle friend.

Gemini season ends with Neptune entering retrograde, a movement defined by illumination of dark, buried truths from our past. If it sounds scary, that’s because it is. However, a Neptune Retrograde is the perfect time for some serious spiritual development. Dig deep and figure out what you truly believe in, what lies at the core of your being. Solo meditation, journaling, and reflection will be the tools you can cling to as you face your fears. You will come out of Gemini season better than you have ever been before, and you’ll spark a fire in those around you to do the same. So thanks for kicking the rest of us into high gear. Bye bye, Gemini!”


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Brandon Day is the Director of Marketing at Belle Isle Moonshine. He has no actual astrology credentials. As a general rule, you probably shouldn’t listen to his advice–except about shooters.




good twin

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Ingredients:

+ 1 ½ oz. Belle Isle Ruby Red Grapefruit

+ 1 ½ oz. Cynar

Preparation:

Add both ingredients to a mixing glass with ice and stir. Strain into a fresh rocks glass, either with ice or without.




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.

What's Your 'Shine? // Taurus

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Let the stars and Belle Isle Moonshine be your guides to cosmic cocktailing. 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.


TAURUS

The Bull // April 21 - May 21

“What’s popping, my Taurus children? We all know you are the steadfast sign, but hear me out. This season, change is a good thing. Start by reflecting on what you are chained to. Put a stop to those who try to manipulate you, and release your grasp on things you try too hard to control. Freedom from false fantasies will evoke new power within you. Harness the energy of Mercury entering Taurus in early May to do some major “adulting”. During this period, your common sense will feel heightened, making it the perfect time to balance a budget or organize your home.

As Venus enters Taurus, the sign’s ruling planet, sensual energy will pique and the desire for tangible fulfillment will be strong. Push yourself to enjoy pleasures that stimulate your corporeal senses, like spending time outside on a nice day or splurging on those items sitting in your Amazon cart. Just beware the darker side of Venus: possessiveness and objectification of the people you hold dearest. You don’t own other people, dude. Sorry ‘bout it!

We’ll see the end of Taurus season marked by a Full Moon in Scorpio. You’ll sense the urge to dive deep into your feelings, and it won’t be easy. Make a plan to engage in truly meaningful emotional exchanges, which will soothe the burns from all the rapid change you’ve been experiencing. Connect deeply with those who truly matter, and you will find the purification and redemption you’ve been needing. Also, avoid getting a surgery during the full moon. Not saying something bad will happen…but it might. Have fun, kiddos!”

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Brandon Day is the Director of Marketing at Belle Isle Moonshine. He has no actual astrology credentials. As a general rule, you probably shouldn’t listen to his advice–except about that Amazon cart.




MATADOR’S REVENGE

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Ingredients:

+ 1 ½ oz. Belle Isle Honey Habanero

+ ½ oz. mezcal

+ 1 oz. pineapple juice

+ ¾ oz. fresh lime juice

+ ½ oz. agave

+ 2-3 sprigs cilantro

Preparation:

Add all ingredients to a mixing tin over ice. Shake vigorously and double-strain into a chilled coupe glass. Garnish with cilantro sprig.




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.

What's Your 'Shine? // Aries

What's Your 'Shine?Stephanie StantonComment

Let the stars and Belle Isle Moonshine be your cosmic cocktailing guides.  Each month, our resident amateur astrologer (and Director of Marketing) Brandon Day gives you the transcendental tee based on your zodiac sign. We’ll also share a sun sign-inspired cocktail recipe that will get you through your zodiac season in one piece–no matter what retrogrades come your way.