Spirited Culinary Adventures with Natalie Bovis

Edible Cocktails: From Garden to Glass

See why USA Today ranked this book on its Top Ten Cookbooks of the Summer 2012, alongside Rachael Ray and Martha Stewart's books.

Whether plucking your own homegrown fresh mint or buying buckets of juicy blackberries from the farmers’ market, take these inspiring ingredients from garden to glass with Edible Cocktails. Mixing unique, delicious drinks - such as a Lavender Gin Sour or a Basil Grass Lemon Drop - is easier than you think. The book includes full-color photographs, more than 150 recipes and chapters encouraging you to use seasonal delights in both food and drink:

  • Plant your own “cocktail garden”
  • Utilize seasonal, fresh farmers’ market finds or pluck tasty treasures in the wild
  • Infuse spirits and make homemade liqueurs
  • Create homemade syrups, purees, and jams
  • Incorporate eggs, dairy, and even meat into your cocktails

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The Bubbly Bride™: Your Ultimate Wedding Cocktail Guide

He popped the question—time to pop the cork!  The Bubbly Bride™: Your Ultimate Wedding Cocktail Guide kicks off the intoxicating journey toward THE BIG DAY. Along the way there are many celebrations, a whirlwind of preparations, more than a few trials and tribulations, and lots of decisions to be made!  This book was released in December 2009 to rave reviews on the Los Angeles Times food blog and LA Weekly’s Squid Ink blog. It was also ranked among the Top Ten Cocktail Books of 2009 on about.com.

The Bubbly Bride™ is an indispensable tool to make wedding planning  easy—and a lot more fun.  With tips such as what to serve at the bridal shower or how to create the prefect signature cocktail for your one-of-a-kind reception, Natalie provides more than seventy perfectly crafted cocktail recipes for every step of that long walk toward the altar and beyond.  The book is also filled with gorgeous drink photos shot by Claire Barrett.

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Preggatinis™: Mixology for the Mom-to-Be

Preggatinis: Mixology for the Mom-To-Be is a nonalcoholic cocktail book written by mixology consultant Natalie Bovis.  It features 75+ nonalcoholic “mocktail” recipes.  It was released in December 2008, and was named one of about.com’s Top Ten Cocktail Books of that year.  The book is also filled with gorgeous drink photos shot by Claire Barrett.

Much to Natalie’s joy, the book has gotten crazy press and wonderful reviews!  It has been highlighted online (DailyCandy Kids; People.com’s Celebrity Baby Blog; and more); in print (Pregnancy Magazine, US Weekly, Wine Spectator, Washington Post, American Way); on radio (Martha Stewart Radio, The Tasting Room with Tom Leykis); TV (“Platinum Babies” on WE, “That Morning Show” on E!; “A View From the Bay” in San Francisco and many other local morning shows around the country).

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