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 33m. Bisher sind 209 Folge(n) erschienen. Jede Woche gibt es eine neue Folge dieses Podcasts.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 5 days 3 hours 49 minutes


episode 203: How to Use the 20 Pillar Plan with Jason Williams

Thinking of opening a new cocktail bar or planning a fabulous cocktail party? Thanks to our guest today we don’t have to start from scratch. He’s given us the tools to hone every facet of the guest experience! How lucky are we that Jason Williams, Creative Director of Proof and Company and head of Proof Creative, their bar and beverage consultancy program, has shared his 20 PIllar Plan with the rest of the world. He could have kept it a secret...



episode 202: How to use Bitters with Lauren Mote & Jonathan Chovancek

For those of you who listened to the very, very end of my ep last week, you were expecting this week to be all about the City of London, well, due to unforeseen circumstances with which I won’t bore you. Instead, this week we will be answering all your questions about bitters with two who have been in the bitters biz for almost 10 years. I’ve had many eureka moments in the over 200 episodes of Lush Life I’ve done, but never so many in one episode! All to do with bitters...


 2021-12-21  56m

episode 201: How to Drink Reverend Hubert Winter Gin Liqueur with Thomas Lester

I wish I had known my guest sooner. Every dinner party he has ends with a round of homemade liqueur. The liquid was so good that he was convinced to bottle it for the whole world to enjoy. Now everyone’s dinner party can end with one more sip! Thomas Lester was busy doing other things when he realized what he was making was just too yummy not to share. Thus, Reverend Hubert Winter Gin Liqueur was born...


 2021-12-14  37m

episode 200: How to Drink Latin American Spirits with Lynnette Marrero

Yes, it’s a biggie. My 200th episode, and who should join me but one of the biggest names in cocktails and my constant companion during the lockdown, Lynnette Marrero. 199 episodes ago, I had a mic and “bottom’s up” to end the show...


 2021-12-07  47m

episode 199: How to Drink Sing Gin with Richard Thompson

Yorkshire is known for its turbulent weather and wildly romantic hills and dales, which influenced not only the Bronte sisters but our guest today. We have Richard Thompson, Co-Founder of Sing Gin, with me today on the program. When his father brought home a still, they were not sure what would come of it. Throwing caution to the wind, he and his family produced an award-winning gin that comes from and is tied to the Yorkshire landscape. He is here to tell us what transpired...


 2021-11-30  26m

episode 198: How to Drink John Paul Jones Rum with Finnian Gill

This is a pre-Thanksgiving quiz. What American Revolutionary War hero said, “I have not yet begun to fight?” and has a rum named after him. No, it’s not Hamilton! We have Finnian Gill, Co-Founder - Master of Flavors for...wait for it.....


 2021-11-23  29m

episode 197: How to Write a Cocktail Book with Pippa Guy & Jason Clark

So I have one question for you before I begin: Are you Team Bach or Team Coward? Bach said: “Without my morning coffee, I’m just like a dried-up piece of a goat.” While Noel Coward asked, “Why do I drink champagne for breakfast? Doesn’t everyone?” So how do you wake up in the morning Sponsored by Tanqueray Gin, I was joined at the final Lush Life Book Club at Oriole bar in London by Pippa Guy, the Brand Ambassador of Tanqueray Gin, and Jason Clark, Brand Ambassador of Talisker whisky...


 2021-11-02  47m

episode 196: How to Read The Secret Life of the Savoy with Olivia Williams

London is one of the most popular cities to visit - great restaurants, bars, hotels, but it wasn’t always that way. One man’s vision changed everything when he opened a hotel that would become one of the most influential in the world. Our guest today introduces us to that man. For those of you who haven’t guessed already, that hotel is the Savoy in London, and that man is Richard D'Oyly Carte...


 2021-10-26  55m

episode 195: How to Read Shaken - Drinking with James Bond and Ian Fleming with Mia Johansson, Bobby Hiddleston, & Edmund Weil

James Bond might be famous for drinking the Vodka Martini, shaken, not stirred, but his creator Ian Fleming had him drinking way more than that. What else, you may ask? Our guests today hold the answers. Sponsored by Ketel One, I welcomed Mia Johansson, Bobby Hiddleston and Edmund Weil at the second Lush Life Book Club at Oriole Bar in London to discuss their book, Shaken: Drinking with James Bond and Ian Fleming...


 2021-10-19  45m

episode 194: How to Read The Distiller of London with Anistatia Miller & Jared Brown

We’re back with the Lush Life podcast, and I am thrilled to be here to tell you that the original London Dry Gin, way back when, was pink! I didn’t believe it either until our guests presented me with a taste. Sponsored by Sipsmith, I welcomed Anistatia Miller and Jared Brown to join me at the launch of the first Lush Life Book Club at Oriole Bar in London to discuss their new book, The Distiller of London...


 2021-10-13  54m