New Mexico Cocktails & Culture

New Mexico Cocktails & Culture

This Spring marked the 9th anniversary of The Liquid Muse, and I found the most insanely awesome way to celebrate: New Mexico Cocktails & Culture. Having been involved with manyContinue Reading

The Mysterious Tia Sophia: 40 years of a delicious Santa Fe Institution

The Mysterious Tia Sophia: 40 years of a delicious Santa Fe Institution

If someone had ONE morning in Santa Fe, and asked me for a breakfast recommendation, I’d very likely send them to Tia Sophia’s. Located two blocks from the plaza, inContinue Reading

Free Eats for a Good Cause: Fox & Hound in ABQ, April 30

Free Eats for a Good Cause: Fox & Hound in ABQ, April 30

Newsflash:  This event benefits the Children’s Miracle Network at the UMN Foundation at Fox & Hound in Albuquerque. There are free snacks for a good cause… I figure this is something worthContinue Reading

Craving Indian? Bookmark Paper Dosa

Craving Indian? Bookmark Paper Dosa

If you have not yet been to Paper Dosa, you are not only behind on the place everyone is talking about in the Santa Fe dining scene but you are also missingContinue Reading

Interview: Spirit Works Distiller, Ashby Marshall

Interview: Spirit Works Distiller, Ashby Marshall

The craft spirits *boom* is in full effect, and people are pricking up their ears, opening their wallets and preparing their palates to explore and experience what small producers haveContinue Reading

Still Cold? Try My Hot Granny Tipples

Still Cold? Try My Hot Granny Tipples

While the hipster kids embrace their knitting needles and mid-20th Century clothing, I express appreciation for throwbacks with my “old lady” drinks. I call them that because relaxing in aContinue Reading

Dead Rabbit, Volume 3: Cocktail Menu Meets Modern History

Dead Rabbit, Volume 3: Cocktail Menu Meets Modern History

Studying spirits and classic cocktail recipes to land a bartending job at a prestigious venue requires dedication. Still, the mechanics of mixology can be taught and learned. Passion, however, isContinue Reading

Mind, Body, Spirit(s) – Arizona Cocktail Week 2015

Mind, Body, Spirit(s) – Arizona Cocktail Week 2015

How would you like to start the day with a time-out for yourself… at a work conference? After fresh juice, berries and health bars, you roll out a yoga matContinue Reading

A Bitter Love Story: The Aromatics of Cocktails

A Bitter Love Story: The Aromatics of Cocktails

America’s mixology renaissance first hit the East Coast in the late 90s, hopped to the West Coast within the decade, and has since trickled throughout the country. Spirited studies are notContinue Reading

The Balanced Bartender

The Balanced Bartender

The whirlwind of holiday entertaining is finally over. What a relief not to prepare drinks for dozens of guests, engage them in lively conversation, and clean up after they’ve gone.Continue Reading