Lush Life

Where can you learn to live life one cocktail at a time? Here on the Lush Life Podcast discover why an old-fashioned is the drink of choice, who is making their own bitters and how ice, or lack there of, is transforming the cocktails you drink. Hosted by your favorite drinking companion, Susan L. Schwartz, the Lush Life Podcast introduces you to the movers and shakers of the cocktail world.

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 34m. Bisher sind 223 Folge(n) erschienen. Dies ist ein wöchentlich erscheinender Podcast.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 5 days 12 hours 59 minutes


episode 217: How to Drink Highball Brands with Fabrice Limon

During lockdown, I received cocktails from some of the world’s best bars delivered right to my door. Who should cycle them over to me at a moment’s notice? None other than the drinks legend who is my guest today. Many of you who filled out my Lush Life survey, asked for more interviews with industry legends; well, here you go. Fabrice Limon is at your service...


 2022-06-28  1h3m

episode 216: How to Drink Sugarfield Spirits with Andrew Soltau

What is the saying, when life hands you sugar cane, make rum, right? Well, my guest today is making way more than white rum, aged rum, and rhum agricole down south in Gonzales, Louisiana, that’s for sure. On Lush Life today, sponsored by Louisiana Travel, I am thrilled to have Andrew Soltau...


 2022-06-21  53m

episode 215: How to Drink at Le Syndicat with Thibault Massina

Have you tried to find Le Syndicat bar on Rue Faubourg Saint Denis? They don’t make it easy. Our guest today explains what’s going on behind all those posters and why it’s not to miss on your next trip to Paris. I think we need to toast to the father of Thibault Massina, the Creative Director at the one and only Le Syndicat bar in the 10th arrondissement in the City of Lights. Thanks to his introduction to wine’s merits at an early-ish age, Thibault has become the wine connoisseur he is today...


 2022-06-07  35m

episode 214: How to Drink Cardrona Spirits with Sarah Elsom

Our guest today fell into distilling after years of being a self-proclaimed Pinot chaser. What is it exactly that drew her over to the spirit world? Sarah Elsom, Master Distiller of the (Cardrona Distillery) on the South Island of New Zealand, knew she wanted to work in wine from the age of 16. That passion took her all over the world and back again...


 2022-05-31  38m

episode 213: How to Drink Mahala with Danielle Schoeman & Paul Scanlon

What to do when your country bans alcohol sales during the height of covid, and you own a distillery? Create a non-alcoholic spirit, and then find the perfect partner to help you introduce it to the world. Danielle Schoeman used her distilling know-how to produce Mahala Botanical, then she sent it to Paul Scanlon to see what he thought. After years working for a drinks company, he was ready to bring one of his own to market. It was kismet, and they have not looked back...


 2022-05-17  50m

episode 212: How to Drink the Wildcat Brothers Rum with Tait Martin

I have a penchant for wild cats; one, in particular, go tigers! Now there is another cat begging for my attention, and I just can’t ignore it. Who could when these cats are distilling rum? On Lush Life today, sponsored by Louisiana Travel, I am thrilled to have Tait Martin, Ph.D...


 2022-04-26  52m

episode 211: How to Drink like The Cocktail Lovers

If you already call yourself a cocktail fan, then I will take it for granted that my two guests are already known to you. If not, I am proud to introduce you to The Cocktail Lovers! Who are the Cocktail Lovers? Just the industry icons who launched the award-winning (The Cocktail Lovers) magazine 11 years ago. Individually they are Sandrae Lawrence and Gary Sharpen...


 2022-04-19  47m

episode 210: Spring Catch Up with Your Drinking Companion, Susan Schwartz!

The daffodils are out and as some of you may know from previous episodes that when the daffodils come out, I get behind the mic for a short chat. I need to thank all of you for being so patient with me. It’s been kind of a crazy year. In between traveling and covid and other life stuff, I know Lush Life has been a bit sporadic! I also want to thank all of you who have helped me by filling out the Lush Life 2022 survey...


 2022-04-05  4m

episode 209: How to Drink like Romans in the City of London with Francis Grew, Museum of London

Hidden away under the Bloomberg Building in the City of London lies the remains of the Roman Temple of Mithras, which you can visit. So what does that have to do with drinking? Our guest today is definitely the one to answer that question! Francis Grew, one of the fantastic curators of the fabulous Museum of London, knows all about the Romans in London and more specifically what the Romans were drinking in London when it was known as Londinium...


 2022-03-29  50m

episode 208: How to Drink From a Work of Art with Adriano Berengo & Facundo Gallego

What is a work of art? That question is so subjective. Yet I truly believe that my two guests have made it possible for us to drink every cocktail we have at the St. Regis Venice in a work of art. My first guest is Facundo Gallegos, the Bar Manager at the St. Regis Venice. The second is Adriano Berengo, the President of Berengo Studio 1989 and Fondazione Berengo...


 2022-03-15  37m