Tag: Belle Isle

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

Belle by the Horns, featuring Belle Isle Moonshine

A perfect cocktail to enjoy outdoors on a warm Virginia evening.

INGREDIENTS
1 1/2 oz Belle Isle Moonshine
1 oz Grapefruit Juice
1/2 oz Cranberry Juice
1/4 oz Grand Marnier

PREPARATION
Build ingredients into a cocktail shaker, add ice and and shake. Strain into a pre-chilled coupe glass, garnish with a peeled twist from a fresh orange and enjoy!

SUBMITTED BY
Matt Billingsley of Postbellum
1323 W. Main St. Richmond, VA 23220

Grapefruit Belle Isle Inferno, featuring Belle Isle Moonshine

This cocktail was created by Tarrant’s West marketing manager Andrea Hughes. The Belle Isle Honey Habanero Moonshine plays well with the grilled grapefruit and the mezcal adds a distinct smokiness. The Bittermans Hellfire bitters rounds out the cocktail and adds an extra kick.

INGREDIENTS
1.5 oz. Belle Isle Premium Honey Habanero Moonshine
1 oz. Grilled Grapefruit juice
.25 oz. Del Maguey Vida Single Village Mezcal
.5 oz. Simple syrup
5 dashes of Bittermans Hellfire habanero shrub bitters

PREPARATION
Add all ingredients to mixing glass with ice and shake. Strain into a rocks glass with fresh ice and garnish with grilled grapefruit slice.

SUBMITTED BY
Nathan Simon of Tarrant’s West
11129 Three Chopt Rd. Richmond, VA 23233