Inspired Sips with The Liquid Muse
As Natalie scours the country following her muse – liquors and libations - she educates and entertains with interviews, insights and instruction.
How to Serve Absinthe
9 Mar 10 8
Gwydion Stone is a founder of the Wormwood Society and the owner and master distiller at Marteau Absinthe. His knowledge of absinthe history is second to none and he was glad to share some of that knowledge with us in this very special episode. For more on absinthe on Small Screen Network click here: ABSINTHE.
Tales of the Cocktail 2010 - Episode One
23 Jul 10 6
It's hot and sweaty down here in New Orleans and Tales of the Cocktail 2010 is in full swing! LUPEC ladies and scotch are the themes of our first episode from this must attend cocktail extravaganza. Join us as we sample the first few days of creations and indulge with master distiller for Dalmore Scotch, Richard Paterson. Cheers!
Tales of the Cocktail 2011 - Episode 5
4 Aug 11 5
Who could resist a ride in a Morgan with two dashing young Scots? Natalie didn't need anyone to twist here arm! Andrew Weir and Nicholas Pollacchi of The Balvenie have been traveling the country in style. Natalie was lucky enough to grab a ride after a visit with the TOC Apprentices and a sip from the world's largest Negroni.
Carbonated Cocktails - Jim Romdall
16 Mar 10 4
In this episode, Jim Romdall demonstrates how to carbonate a cocktail by using the Perlini System. This unique system, designed to work like a cocktail shaker, utilizes two sealed chambers to allow carbon dioxide gas to mingle harmoniously with your cocktails, creating an entirely new drinking experience. The particular cocktail Jim mixes up is his own creation, the Captain Handsome.
Doug Fir Sparkletini with Kathy Casey
22 Dec 09 4
Natalie drops in on Kathy Casey at her food studios for the holidays. As America's first female executive chef, Kathy has been working in the restaurant world for years. She was deemed the original "bar chef" by Dale DeGroff and has been instrumental in bringing fresh ingredients behind the bar. In this episode Kathy mixes up her very festive, and very Northwest, Douglas Fir Sparkletini from her ninth book, "Sips and Apps".
Tales of the Cocktail 2010 - Spirited Awards - On the Red Carpet
5 Aug 10 3
The Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards showcase the best of the best in the world of cocktails and bartending each year. Thanks to Pernod Ricard USA, Small Screen Network and Inspired Sips had exclusive access to some of the nominees who graced the red carpet. Everyone from Brian Batt of Mad Men to Salvatore Calabrese, world renowned bartender, took a moment to chat with Natalie Bovis, The Liquid Muse and our illustrious bartender, Simon Ford.
Manhattan Cocktail Classic 2010
1 Jun 10 3
Two weeks ago cocktail and spirit industry professionals and consumers descended upon Manhattan for the inaugural Manhattan Cocktail Classic. Founded by Lesley Townsend, the Classic is billed as, "New York City’s first ever multi-day event celebrating the history, contemporary culture, and artful craft of the cocktail." We can say first hand that MCC 2010 was firing on all cylinders. From the opening night gala to each individual seminar, cocktails were flying, business was being done and everyone was learning something new. Can't wait until next year! Special thanks to The Balvenie for bringing you this video.
Catch a Buzz in Seattle
8 Dec 09 3
Seattle's famous coffee culture inspired Natalie to create a coffee cocktail - perfect as a liquid dessert after the evening meal, or for a post-work pick-me-up.
Tasting Rum in New Orleans
9 Feb 09 3
Natalie heads into the tasting room at Old New Orleans Rum with general Manager Ben Gersh.
Tony Conigliaro - Terroir Distillation
27 Aug 12 2
The word terroir is often used to describe wine and the region, land and soil in which its grapes are grown. Often, a wine's terroir directly impacts its flavor profile. Tony Conigliaro, always on the cutting edge of bartending, cocktail creation and distillation, has taken terroir, quite literally, and distilled it. Blending three distillations of flint stone, clay and reindeer moss, Tony has created a "cocktail in a bottle" that tastes like nothing else on earth.
Arizona Cocktail Week 2012
28 Mar 12 2
Natalie had a wonderful opportunity to participate in the inaugural Arizona Cocktail Week put on back in February. Among the participants in this years festivities were Kim Hassarud, Dale DeGroff, Charlotte Voisey and many more.
Tales of the Cocktail 2011 - Episode 4
4 Aug 11 2
Tales of the Cocktail 2011 keeps rolling on as Natalie sips some rare 1982 vintage Lillet with brand ambassador Jackie Patterson. After milking a cow at the William Grant and Sons 1940's party for a fresh off the farm Ramos Gin Fizz, Natalie hits Spa Aria at the Hotel Monteleone for a manicure and some delicious Solerno cocktails! It's a tough life!
First Crush - Non Alcoholic Cocktail
24 Sep 10 2
Serving up non-alcoholic drinks, such as the First Crush Cocktail made with Fre Alcohol Removed Merlot, is a great way to include everyone in your wedding celebration.
Tales of the Cocktail 2010 - Episode Three
26 Jul 10 2
The curtain has closed here at Tales of the Cocktail 2010 and the revelers have departed for their cities of origin. To celebrate the final days here in New Orleans, Natalie invited Jaime Salas and Gaston Martinez up to the suite to mix up a Milagro Tequila cocktail.
19 Jan 10 2
The Swedish Flag cocktail is inspired by the colors of the Swedish flag. Muddled blueberries and a touch of limoncello help to balance the earthy, tangy notes of the Karlsson's Vodka that anchors the drink. Karlsson's is a unique vodka made from new potatoes native to the soils of Sweden and touted for their robust flavor.
5 Jan 10 2
Anyone looking to keep their New Year's resolutions will appreciate a healthful, nonalcoholic cocktail from time to time. The Apricot Gingerini is featured in Natalie's book "Preggatinis™: Mixology for the Mom-To-Be" but it is tasty enough for non-preggos to enjoy. Are you a proud papa-to-be in search of a little liquid R&R? The book includes "De-Virginize for Dad" directions for this drink: "Reduce the grape juice by 1 1/2 ounces, then add 1 ounce gin and 1/2 ounce ginger liqueur." Want to order a signed copy for the Preggie Party Girl in your life? Go to "Shop" at TheLiquidMuse.com. Enter "Inspired Sips" and get a 10% discount!
15 Dec 09 2
Natalie's new book "The Bubbly Bride™: Your Ultimate Wedding Cocktail Guide" features recipes for all stages of wedding planning... including the pre-wedding diets many brides take on before the Big Day. Natalie's Missy Mule is inspired by the classic Moscow Mule - and has only 78 calories. (Now that's something to toast!)
Tales of the Cocktail 2012 - Episode 3
17 Aug 12 1
A few more sips and seminars, a bit of dancing and some great music capped off Natalie's time at tales. Another wonderful time in the heart of New Orleans with great friends has come to an end. See you next year!
Tales of the Cocktail 2011 - Episode 2
2 Aug 11 1
At Tales of the Cocktail 2011 the parties, seminars and tasting rooms can be outrageous! Swing dancing, dancing girls, flight suits, enchanted forests?! Par for the course as far as the ambassadors of Hendrick's Gin are concerned. What will they come up with for the 10th year anniversary of Tales of the Cocktail in 2012? Ann Tuennerman sure has some ideas up her sleeve. After all this, no wonder, Natalie needs a relaxing moment lounging by the Hotel Monteleone rooftop pool!
Tales of the Cocktail 2011 - Episode 1
26 Jul 11 1
Tales of the Cocktail 2011 started off right with great seminars, punch and parties with fancy pants. For Natalie, the day could not have begun better than with a stop at Café Du Monde, accompanied by Rocky Yeh, for beignets and coffee. Where did she end her day of tastings and seminars? At the Hotel Monteleone Carousel Bar of course!
Baby Shower Cocktails
1 Apr 10 1
A baby shower is a wonderful event for family, friends and the mom-to-be. When the mimosas begin to flow it is a great idea to have a non-alcoholic alternative for those who choose to abstain but want to feel included in the fun. In this episode, Natalie mixes up the Miami Mommy Mojito, originally created in honor of Jennifer Lopez and her twins. Utilizing Fre Alcohol Removed White Zinfandel, this delicious cocktail is refreshing any time of year. You can find the recipe in Natalie's book Preggatinis Mixology for the Mom-To-Be.
Wine Tasting - Chateau St. Michelle
24 Feb 10 1
Washington is the second largest producer of wine in the United States. The premier winery in Washington was Chateau St. Michelle which has gone on to become a force in the wine industry. Most recently, Chateau Ste. Michelle’s 2006 Canoe Ridge Estate Cabernet Sauvignon placed #38 on Wine Spectator’s list of the “Top 100” wines of 2009. In this episode, Natalie gets the rare opportunity to taste wine with Bob Bertheau, head wine maker at Chateau St. Michelle and taste some really great wines.
Making Rum in New Orleans with Celebration Distillation
9 Feb 09 1
Natalie follows her muse to Celebration Distillation, home of Old New Orleans Rum.
Tales of the Cocktail 2012 - Episode 2
17 Aug 12 0
What to do next? There is so much to choose from at Tales of the Cocktail! Natalie grabbed some lunch at the PIg and Punch fundraiser, then headed over to the LUPEC Dame Hall of Fame Awards. After a quick rest, she was off to chat with Gaz Regan as well as Tales Ambassador for 2012 and owner of CURE and Bellocq, Neil Bodenheimer. How do you cap off a day like that? Ogle some men at the Mr. Solerno Competition, that's how!
Liqeuer, Aperitif & Digestif
- Almond Liqueur
- Apricot Liqueur
- Blackcurrant Liqueur
- Chocolate Liqueur
- Cherry Liqueur
- Ginger Liqueur
- Herbal Liqueur
- Mint Liqueur
- Pomegranate Liqueur
- Orange Liqueur
- Violet Liqueur