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.
The Ram // March 20 -April 20
First up: the heroic, headstrong Aries! Aries’ tend to think of themselves as #1–and they’re not technically wrong! Aries season marks the beginning of the zodiac calendar. Being so bold and confident, it’s no wonder there are so many successful Aries out there. We drew inspiration from one Aries in particular, Lady Gaga, in creating the fruity, fiery Bad Ramance! Read on to hear Brandon’s astrological advice for Aries babies to have their best season ever.
“Hi Aries! If you feel like you missed your “New Year, New Me” moment in 2019, here’s your chance to truly start again. The past month, you’ve seen certain pillars in your life start to crumble. Don’t cling to decaying things - bury them. Then kick off Spring by planting new trees, literally and metaphorically. Sow seeds deeply so you can harvest the fruits of your hard work all year long. If you plant too shallow, you’ll see results quickly, but they will be fleeting. You know what I mean.
Through the end of March, start making your own face masks and do it two to three times a week. Put together a small gathering at the beginning of April, but only invite people who make you feel like you’ve got fireworks going off inside. When you’re all together, ride your shared chaos into the night and say yes to whatever comes your way. Just make sure you go to bed before 3am. End Aries season by shedding your skin–donate any out-of-season clothing that you didn’t wear this past winter, then go buy yourself a new pair of sunglasses. Carry this comfortable confidence that you’ve earned into the rest of the year. We’re so proud of you, even if we don’t always say it."
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 the face masks.
+ 1 ½ oz. Belle Isle Blood Orange
+ ¾ oz. Aperol
+ ¾ oz. Cream of Coconut
+ 1 ½ oz. blood orange juice
+ ½ oz. lime juice
+ 4 drops Bittermen’s Hellfire Habanero Shrub
Add all ingredients to a mixing tin over ice. Shake vigorously and double-strain into a collins glass over fresh ice. Garnish with a blood orange wheel.
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.