Spirited Culinary Adventures with Natalie Bovis

One for the Road

On this radio podcast for the New Normal Network, Natalie Bovis travels the world, interviewing the best mixologists, bartenders and distillers to discover the hottest tastes and trends with infectious enthusiasm along with practical advice on how to make the cocktails you love right at home.

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The Liquid Muse Top 5 Cocktail Bars, Paris in the Springtime 2013

The Liquid Muse Top 5 Cocktail Bars, Paris in the Springtime 2013

I had a quick 2-night visit to Paris, last week. My main goal was to visit my sister, Amy, who has lived there for the last 14 years. My additionalContinue Reading

Barcelona: Joao Eusebio Invites Us Into the City

Barcelona: Joao Eusebio Invites Us Into the City

I first met Joao in 2010 while I was living near Barcelona.  The Portuguese-born barman made the Spanish city his home several years ago, and is making his mark inContinue Reading

Portland: Nathan Gerdes and the Drink that Landed Him the Cover of GQ Magazine

Portland: Nathan Gerdes and the Drink that Landed Him the Cover of GQ Magazine

Nathan Gerdes beat out 50 of the nation’s best bartenders in the GQ Magazine Bombay Sapphire national competition and appears on the cover of the December 2012 issue. Listen toContinue Reading

Ludo Miazga Discusses His Job as Brand Ambassador

Ludo Miazga Discusses His Job as Brand Ambassador

Ludo and I spent a few days together in France delving into Grey Goose’s newly launched flavor, Cherry Noir. His job as Brand Ambassador was to host our Media TripContinue Reading

Portland Cocktail Week: Eat, Drink, Learn… Love!

As I strode past Powell’s bookstore toward baggage claim, I envisioned sipping hot buttered rum under a fuzzy blanket, curled up with a fascinating employee-recommended tome. The rain and autumn chill were not deterrents, as some might expect. Simply upon breathing Oregonian air, I knew I’d love this place.Continue Reading

Absinthe: A Sip of History (TV Appearance)

Are you absinthe-curious – wondered what all the hoopla is about? Is it legal? What is in it? Does it make you go crazy? Those questions and more are answered in my chat with Nikki Stanzione on this New Mexico Style TV segment.Continue Reading

Sanctuaria’s Midwest Mixology (One For the Road)

Sure, trends tend to start on our oceanic fringes and migrate inward, but its not like the people in the great “middle” didn’t have access to magazines, books, airplanes or this thing called the “world wide web.” I have come to realize that there are many, many incredible bars in places “coasters” don’t get to hang out often. Continue Reading

A Cocktailian Sanctuaria in the Midwest (St. Louis, Missouri)

A Cocktailian Sanctuaria in the Midwest (St. Louis, Missouri)

Sure, trends tend to start on our oceanic fringes and migrate inward, but its not like the people in the great “middle” didn’t have access to magazines, books, airplanes or this thing called the “world wide web.” I have come to realize that there are many, many incredible bars in places “coasters” don’t get to hang out often. Continue Reading