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 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.”
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.
½ oz. lime juice
4 oz. Topo Chico
Old Bay rim
Add all ingredients to an Old Bay-rimmed Collins glass with ice.
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.