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 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.
I Ain’t Lion
1 ½ oz. Belle Isle Blood Orange
2 ½ oz. Rioja (or other Spanish red wine)
2 ½ oz. Coca-Cola
Add all ingredients to a Collins glass over ice. Garnish with a lemon 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.