Natalie Migliarini, a native of Western North Carolina and former teacher, is one of the 12 cast members of the new Netflix competition series, Drink Masters. However, she was eliminated from the show in the first round, even after the judges were impressed with her creations and her level of confidence. Follow to know more about Natalie from Drink Masters with her Instagram handle (@nataliemigliarini).
In search of the best mixologist and bartender in North America, Netflix's Drink Masters brings together top industry talent before pitting them against each other for the coveted title. While each competitor competes against the other in a series of increasingly difficult challenges, there is no room for error because the show eliminates the one at the bottom after each episode. Finally, the top three competitors compete in the finale for a cash prize and the title of Drink Master.
Season 1 of Drink Masters was a delight to watch because it introduced us to several memorable contestants, including the enthusiastic Loyd von Rose, the perfectionist Lauren Paylor, and Christian Suzuki-Orellana or Suzu, who enjoys expressing his Japanese heritage through his creations.
Meanwhile, Natalie Migliarini, the only contestant on 'Drink Masters' season 1 who has never worked in the bartending industry, wanted to put her skills to the test against professionals. Despite being impressed with her creations and confident in her abilities, the judges chose her as the first person to be eliminated from the show.
And, as the new show has recently begun on Netflix, fans have been fascinated by the contestants and are interested to know more about them. Likewise, many people have been also curious about the season 1 contestant Natalie and wonder if she still pursuing her passion.
Natalie Migliarini From Drink Masters: The Netflix Cast Was the First Contestant to Be Eliminated From the Show; Find Her on Instagram!
In the new Netflix original competition series Drink Masters, Natalie Migliarini (@nataliemigliarini), a WNC native and former teacher who made a career out of hobby home bartending competed against mixologists from across North America. Likewise, she was one of 12 casts who tried to impress the judges, cocktail experts Frankie Solarik and Julie Reiner, with her original, innovative recipes and eye-catching presentations.
However, she was the first contestant to be eliminated from the show, even after the judges were impressed with her creations and her level of confidence. Yet, many people became fascinated by her appearance on the show with her innovative presentation. As a result, viewers have been interested in her talent and wonder about her background.
Migliarini, who now resides in New York City, earned degrees from North Carolina State University in Raleigh and Tuscola High School in Waynesville. Later, she went on to teach at Asheville Middle School and the University of Minnesota, both in Minneapolis.
Meanwhile, she currently works as a Professional Photographer and Social Media Consultant in New York City, New York. She also enjoys traveling and runs her own business, Beautiful Booze, through which she provides a variety of services ranging from event hosting to photography.
Cocktails weren't always on the menu for Migliarini, who turned to the craft after working in education and teaching for many years. Meanwhile, she was laid off in 2013 after five years of working in the University of Washington's public health program after grant funding expired. Later, she explained,
When I got laid off from my job, I took kind of like a mental break to try to figure out what I wanted to do moving forward. I wanted to take a creative break, so I started teaching myself how to make different cocktails and photograph them. I felt like my day job was sitting in a cubicle all day dealing with numbers, so I started hosting a lot of dinner parties at my house and trying to come up with a signature cocktail. Every time I did that, I found that when I Googled different cocktails the photos were kind of depressing.
In 2013, Natalie founded Beautiful Booze, which has since evolved into social media workshop facilitation for the hospitality industry, as well as consultation and collaborative marketing campaigns with major alcohol brands with recipes for the Limoncello Negroni, Prickly Pear, and Pineapple Clarified Margarita, Lavender Fizz, and more.
After a five-year tour of cocktail bars, distilleries, and wineries around the world, she began hosting bar crawls in various cities and her work has taken her to Cognac, France, for collaborations on content projects, and to the Canary Islands to judge a cocktail competition for an alcohol brand.