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What's Your 'Shine? // Gemini

What's Your 'Shine?Stephanie StantonComment

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 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!”


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



+ 1 ½ oz. Belle Isle Ruby Red Grapefruit

+ 1 ½ oz. Cynar


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

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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.