Natalie - The Liquid Muse

since February 2009
job Small Screen Network Star ;-) oh, yeah, and The Liquid Muse
interests Learning and writing about spirits, wine and cocktails. (ok, that’s my job AND my hobby)  Beyond that - hiking, creative writing, acting, and I made a New Year’s resolution to become a fabulous salsa dancer this year.


Tales of the Cocktail 2011 - Episode 5 10 Aug 2011
1:49 am

Ha ha - Blair I so know what you mean!!  I needed a vacation after the NOLA “working vacation”... (and a lot of extra time at the gym…......)

Thanks for watching and cheers!

Tales of the Cocktail 2011 - Episode 5 10 Aug 2011
9:07 pm

Hey Warren - thanks for the comment & for watching.  Wasn’t it a fun night?!  So, was that your flashbulb going off during the filming?? ;-)  If so, please tag on fb - love to have it.  Great souvenir of a super party.  Cheers!

Tales of the Cocktail 2011 - Episode 4 10 Aug 2011
1:50 am

Isn’t it awesome?!  I bought it in NOLA - of course. Where i was feeling alternately lewd and abandoned (by my good sense!)  ha ha ha

How to Stir a Cocktail - Martini 27 Jul 2011
5:01 am

Nice job Charlotte - you make me thirsty for a delicious Hendrick’s / Lillet martini!!!

First Crush - Non Alcoholic Cocktail 24 Jun 2011
3:47 am

Hi - thanks for checking in!!!  We are going to shoot some new videos this summer.  Can’t wait.  Please check back.  Cheers, Natalie

Tales of the Cocktail 2010 - Spirited Awards - On the Red Carpet 6 Aug 2010
3:34 am

Hey guys,thanks for watching the video - and yes, I’m already counting down to 2011 too!!! :-)

Tales of the Cocktail 2010 - Episode Three 26 Jul 2010
3:01 pm

Good point Blair.

Tales of the Cocktail 2010 - Episode One 26 Jul 2010
4:18 pm

So glad you like it Blair.  He threw whiskey on the carpet, the curtains, and the sofa. It was mad stuff. If only we had 20 minute long videos, you could have seen it all!  hilarious.

But, Richard Patterson is very informative and a true expert in the field.  It was a great opportunity to interview him.

Manhattan Cocktail Classic 2010 1 Jun 2010
6:47 am

Nice job on the video guys!  Cheers to NYC & MCC.

How to Serve Absinthe 9 Mar 2010
12:56 pm

Thank you, Robert, for answering the above.  Yes, Chris, I was going to basically say what Robert said - although with far less articulation… :-)

Blair - that is an interesting question.  I’m going to see if I can find anything online regarding sugars used—- and if you find something in the meantime - or if anyone else does, please feel free to share it here.

A general comment: My main mission - both at and in this video series, is to make quality cocktails and spirits “accessible” to the general public.  We in the cocktail geekdom get very concerned with the “right” way to do things.  For this reason, I loved that Gwydion showed pouring water from a pitcher as well as from an absinthe fountain, for example.  (My dad is French and loves his Pastis—- a relative of absinthe - and since a kid, I’ve seen him just pour some into a glass and then add water to taste.  Easy peasy without pomp & circumstance. Anyone can do it and not feel wrong.)

Drinks, like food, are about enjoying it as you like it.  The more information and understanding people have about the traditional ways of doing thing, the more they can develop their own palates and experiences to maximize the enjoyment… and even add their own twists.

Cheers - and thank you all for watching Inspired Sips!

Inside the Kitchen Door - Fennel Liqueur 2 Mar 2010
6:53 am

Really cool Andrew!!  That looks amazing.

Swedish Flag 1 Feb 2010
10:18 am

Totally.  Yummy combo.

Apricot Gingerini 5 Feb 2010
7:38 am

Thank you Chris! :-) You come up with great stuff too.  I always enjoy visiting you at Secreto when in Santa Fe.

Doug Fir Sparkletini with Kathy Casey 8 Jan 2010
9:55 am

Hi Federico, Lawrence and Blair,
Thanks for the input and for watching Inspired Sips. We appreciate your support!

Cheers! Natalie

Missy Mule 5 Jan 2010
1:03 pm

Hello Henrik,

You are correct in the sense that half an average sized lime averages about 1/2 ounce.  Personally, 1/2 ounce of limejuice works perfectly for me.  Hence, I usually use 1/2 an average size lime.  Sorry if that was not clear in the video.

I am a big believer in giving people tools - ie: basic recipe guidelines - and encouraging them to adjust to their own taste.  In other words, if you prefer the drink with slightly more or slightly less lime juice, you should make the drink to suit your palate.

Thank you for commenting and for watching Inspired Sips!

Cheers, Natalie

Catch a Buzz in Seattle 8 Jan 2010
9:53 am

Thanks you guys!  It turned out pretty yummy. Thank you for watching Inspired Sips!! :-)

Fancy Free Cocktail 25 Nov 2009
8:36 am

This is my kinda cocktail!  Simple - a kiss of sweet liqueur in the whiskey and orange bitters to boot - yummy…

Satan's Whiskers 16 Feb 2009
8:09 am

This looks absolutely scrumptious!  I wish I could make one now… its only 10 am… is that bad?