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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
Tales of the Cocktail 2011 - Spirited Awards - Red Carpet
23 Aug 11 0
Tales of the Cocktail 2011 finished off with an amazing Spirited Awards ceremony. Natalie had the red carpet all to herself and grabbed some great interviews with the best in the business.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Historic Hotel Monteleone - New Orleans
23 Jul 09 0
The Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans has been an integral part of Tales of the Cocktail for the past seven years. At first a single day event hosted in the Carousel Bar featuring cocktail book authors, Tales of the Cocktail has grown into a multi-day, must attend event for spirit brands, industry professionals and cocktail enthusiasts that packs the hotel and four others. Of course, this is only a small part in the history of the hotel that continues to be operated by the fourth generation of the Monteleone family.
Tales of the Cocktail 2011 - Episode 3
2 Aug 11 0
Gaston Martinez of Milagro Tequila reveals a new product at the William Grant and Sons 1940's party and Natalie learns about the Hotel Monteleone renovations that will take the famed Carousel Bar from great to magnificent!
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 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!
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 2012 - Episode 1
17 Aug 12 0
Natalie started Tales of the Cocktail 2012 at the William Grant and Sons 10th Birthday Bash. It was one amazing party! A new Mezcal, Montelobos, was tasted, birthday cake was eaten and fireworks were exploded! What a great start to Tales 2012!
Tales of the Cocktail 2012 - Spirited Awards Red Carpet
14 Aug 12 0
The red carpet at the Tales of the Cocktail 2012 Spirited Awards was hoppin'! This year's celebration of cocktails, bartending and mixology was the biggest yet; no surprise seeing as it was the 10th anniversary of this global gathering of the best of the best in the world of spirits. Natalie had the privilege of interviewing so many who are at the top of their game.
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