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.
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.
Carbonated Cocktails - Jim Romdall - Vessel
16 Mar 10 3
Jim Romdall is a bartender and manager at Vessel in Seattle. In this episode, Jim 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.
Non Alcohol Cocktails
1 Mar 10 0
Some people won't, don't or can't drink alcohol. I know! I know! You thinking,"What!? How could that ever be the case?" Well, whether they are the designated driver or the mom to be, many patrons of your bar or restaurant are tired of Shirley Temples or soda and want to feel like they are part of the party. Why not create customer loyalty and good vibes by including non or low alcohol cocktails in your repertoire behind the bar? The unique line of Fre alcohol removed wines offer a broad palette that can be used in myriad combinations to enliven any concoction.
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!)
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.
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.
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.
Tales of the Cocktail 2010 - Episode Four
28 Jul 10 0
Tales of the Cocktail 2010 might have finished but the party continues here on Small Screen Network. From pétanque to bartender olympics there is no shortage of fun to relive. After cruising the sites Natalie headed over to the Bonefish Grill "Search for the Best Cocktail" and discussed the restaurants bar program with Leigh Merritt, Director of Bar Innovation for Bonefish Grill.
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.
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.
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 Spirit Awards 2009
1 Dec 09 0
The stars of the bar were out this past July in New Orleans at Harrah's Casino for the 2009 Tales of the Cocktail Spirit Awards. Natalie was there on the red carpet to grab interviews with the nominees and elite of the industry.
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.
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 2010 - Episode Two
24 Jul 10 0
No one seems to be phased by the possibility of a tropical storm here in New Orleans at Tales of the Cocktail 2010; nothing gets this city down! After an amazing few days the drinks continue to flow and the nights keep getting longer. To freshen up a bit, Natalie invited Jon Santer and Jiim Ryan of Hendrick's GIn to the suite for a Pink Gin cocktail. As Jim says, it sounds light and fluffy but it tastes like candied barbed wire. Mmmmm, delicious!
The Manhattan Cocktail Classic Preview
21 Apr 10 0
Back in October Natalie had the chance to preview the Manhattan Cocktail Classic coming up in May. She met many great mixologists and bartenders working and attending the festivities. All of them were looking forward to the main event beginning on May 14th.
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!
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 Tequilacocktail.
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.
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