Category: Belle Isle

May 19: The Virginia Craft Spirits Roadshow: Endless Explorations

Calling all lovers of local spirits! Come join us for the next The Virginia Craft Spirits Roadshow: Endless Explorations at The Vanguard Brewpub & Distillery in Hampton, Virginia, on May 19th from 1-5pm. Tickets will include all samples of artisan spirits, craft cocktails, and local beers – inside the beautiful backdrop of the newly opened Vanguard Brewpub & Distillery.

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Hopped Up Swizzle, featuring Belle Isle Moonshine

Hopped Up Swizzle–it’s a swizzle topped with an IPA. The name just fit perfectly. 

INGREDIENTS
.5oz honey syrup
.75oz lemon juice
.5oz aperol
1.5oz Belle Isle Honey Habanero

PREPARATION
Build in a small tin. Dry shake. Pour into a tulip glass. Add crushed ice. Top with an IPA. Swizzle. Expressed lemon garnish. 

SUBMITTED BY
Lauren Spain of Tazza Kitchen
3332 Pump Road Henrico, Virginia 23233

Manchester, featuring Belle Isle Moonshine

Manchester is named after the Manchester District where Belle Isle Moonshine Distillery resides. This cocktail is perfect for any occasion. It’s been on and off our menu for years–and gets requested all the time.

INGREDIENTS
.75oz lime juice
.75oz Cointreau
.75oz Aperol
.75oz Belle Isle Premium Moonshine

PREPARATION
Build in small tin. Shake with ice. Double strain into a chilled coupe. Expressed grapefruit garnish.

SUBMITTED BY
Lauren Spain of Tazza Kitchen
3332 Pump Road Henrico, Virginia 23233

Strawbelle, featuring Belle Isle Moonshine

We met Jonathan Wasilewski from Belle Isle Craft Spirits at a spirits festival in Yorktown a little over a year ago. We discussed how so many bar menus that feature their moonshines used them as a 2nd or 3rd-tier ingredient, and that we didn’t want the spirit to be buried. So, we went super simple & refreshing.

INGREDIENTS
1.5oz Belle Isle Honey Habanero Moonshine
.5oz Simple Syrup
1oz Strawberry Puree

PREPARATION
Mix all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice, strain into martini glass, lime wedge & mint sprig garnish.

SUBMITTED BY
Matthew Black of TRIANGLE – a small plates restaurant & music venue
601 Prince George Street Williamsburg, VA 23185