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About the Author

April 7, 2009

With over 17 years of experience in the hospitality industry, lifestyle writer and mixologist Natalie Bovis-Nelsen keeps an eye on drink trends around the world. She designs signature cocktails for celebrity-studded events, teaches cocktail classes around the U.S. and has shaken-and-stirred audiences on TV and radio shows. Natalie consults for beverage companies, and is a pioneer in bringing high-end mixology philosophies to nonalcoholic cocktails, too. Her highly acclaimed book “Preggatinis: Mixology for the Mom-To-Be” features more than 75 of her original recipes designed with the fun-loving preggie party girl in mind, and was named one of the top ten cocktail books of 2008.
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What’s a Preggatini?

April 7, 2009

A Preggatini(TM) is a nonalcoholic cocktail designed with the mom-to-be in mind.  I prefer to call these drinks “nonalcoholic cocktails” rather than “mocktails” because I put the same amount of thought and effort into creating a balanced drink without liquor as I do one with it… although you are welcome to use whichever term you prefer — tom-ay-to, tom-ah-to.  

Preggatinis(TM) are made from freshly squeezed juices, muddled seasonal fruits, fresh herbs – organic whenever possible.  Sometimes I incorporate alcohol-removed wines, exotic ingredients and homemade syrups in the drinks for more variety.  Preggatinis(TM) can be shaken with ice, served in fancy stemware and beautifully garnished.  Anyone can drink a Preggatini(TM) – pregnant or not, male or female, abstaining from alcohol for a day or a lifetime – and still feel like a grown up.  My goal is to include everyone in the fun.  

Cheers!

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Welcome!

March 20, 2009

The Liquid Muse bridges the gap between the spirits, wine and hospitality industries and the savvy consumer. By covering new products, interviewing distillers and winemakers, highlighting hotshot bartenders, giving sneak peeks into swanky events and posh hotels, serving up forkfuls of mouthwatering foodie reviews – not to mention sharing zillions of cocktail recipes – Natalie brings the “insider track” to the everyday guy or gal who wants to know what to drink, how to drink it, and where to enjoy the finest sips and nibbles around the globe!
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