Hi, I am Natalie and this is where I share my cocktail journey! In 2013 I made the decision to leave my career job and chase my passion of cocktails and entertaining. I was hosting lots of themed dinners and parties where I was creating simple cocktails and each evening I was being asked for the recipes by my guests so I decided to start Beautiful Booze, a site where my friends could easily find the recipes for my cocktails and re-create their favorites from the evening. In the years since, everything has grown exponentially and I am so appreciative of the opportunities I have been offered to travel the globe while sharing my experiences and recipes with a much broader audience than I could ever have anticipated.
I am a home bartender with an aptitude for discovering new and creative ways to use booze, but I am also so much more than that. What began as a mere hobby derived from an inherent need to keep busy, has now become my ultimate passion and has led me to establish connections with awesome individuals around the globe through a shared predilection for cocktails. I have no formal training in bartending or culinary arts, but my passion originates through planning many parties and the “occasional” late night sharing of bourbon with friends.
My ultimate goal is to open your eyes to the world of fun and approachable cocktail recipes. Celebrating with friends and family is what life is all about, and the addition of beautiful booze will only enhance these precious moments. Welcome to Beautiful Booze!
Some interesting facts about Natalie:
- I am originally from a small town in North Carolina (<10,000 people)
- I enjoy all forms of alcohol in my milkshakes
- I have an unhealthy obsession with food
- I have driven from Seattle to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico just because I wanted to
- I love to travel; anywhere, anytime
- I love preparing southern foods such as grits, pulled pork, and pimento cheese
- Before Beautiful Booze I worked as a home economics teacher at a middle school
- I went to college at N.C. State (Go Wolfpack)
- I am addicted to Netflix
I would love to deliver you a beautiful cocktail that will tantalize your taste buds with wonderful flavors, while it’s beauty leaves a smile on your face. So, let’s be friends and take this cocktail journey together.