Thanks to her mother’s love of martinis, the first words Susan L. Schwartz spoke were, “Shaken, Not Stirred” and she’s been obsessed by cocktails ever since. An American living in London, Susan has brought this passion to A Lush Life Manual, her blog and podcast. She travels the world, capturing the stories behind the drinks we love.
Is it possible to fulfill this brief: to create a brand that every single Italian, who lives in Italy and abroad, when they see the bottle and read the name, is going to make them proud? Our guest not only fulfilled his own brief but also has the whole world wanting it. I’m Susan Schwartz, your drinking companion, and this is, Lush Life Podcast, every week we are inspired to live life one cocktail at a time. Giuseppe Gallo is a drinks industry legend, from overseeing the place to be, the Sanderson Hotel Long Bar in London, to gathering awards as the Global Brand Ambassador of Martini, one of the most iconic brands in the world.  Now he’s masterminded the creation of https://rosolioitalicus.com/ (Italicus Rosolio di Bergamotto) from a historical Italian recipe that hadn’t been consumed for almost 100 years.  Today I sit down with him to have a deep dive into what Italicus tastes like, how to use it to make incredible cocktails, and how he created a spirit that every Italian can be proud of. But before we get started and If you live in the UK,  then head on over to https://tidd.ly/3rlUQzc (Spiritskiosk.com) for your bottle of Italicus. You’ll receive 10% off the entire site by quoting this code:  ALushLife10SK, that’s all one word: ALushLife10SK.  As the clocks have turned back in the USA and Europe, we have an extra hour to enjoy our cocktail of the week, the Italicus Spritz. INGREDIENTS  50ml Italicus Rosolio di Bergamotto 50ml Prosecco 3 green olives METHOD Add the Italicus to a wine glass filled with ice Top up with Prosecco Garnish with the three olives (or as Giuseppe suggested, put one olive in your mouth and take a sip and then repeat 2 more times.)   -- You’ll find this recipe, more Italicus cocktails, and all the cocktails of the week at https://alushlifemanual.com/ (alushlifemanual.com), where you’ll also find all the ingredients in our shop. Full Episode Details: https://alushlifemanual.com/how-to-drink-italicus-with-giuseppe-gallo ----- Become a supporter of A Lush Life Manual for as little as $5 - all you have to do is go to https://www.buymeacoffee.com/lushlife (buymeacoffee.com/lushlife). Lush Life Merchandise is https://www.redbubble.com/people/alushlifemanual (here) - we’re talking t-shirts, mugs, iPhone covers, duvet covers, iPad covers, and more covers for everything! And more!  Produced by https://podcastlaunch.pro (Simpler Media) Follow us on https://twitter.com/alushlifemanual (Twitter) and https://www.instagram.com/alushlifemanual/ (Instagram) Get great cocktail ideas on https://www.pinterest.co.uk/alushlifemanual/ (Pinterest) New episodes every Tuesday, usually!!
What is the word for when you discover that one thing and then everything else makes sense and the doors to everything open up, inviting you to walk in?  For some, it’s kismet. For my guests, it’s Avallen. I’m Susan Schwartz, your drinking companion, and this is, Lush Life Podcast, every week we are inspired to live life one cocktail at a time. Stephanie Jordan and Tim Etherington-Judge had no idea that it would be Calvados that they would be producing when they had the idea to make the first planet positive spirit. Now it all makes sense. For our purposes today, in this our How to Drink season, we three explore what Calvados is, how it’s made and why the bees are buzzing for https://avallenspirits.com/ (Avallen). But before we get started, just a heads up that The cocktail of the week is coming up right after we chat to Stephanie and Tim.  If you live in the UK and want to buy any of the spirits I talk about, including Avallen,  then head on over to https://tidd.ly/3swKixY (Spiritskiosk.com), where you, as a Lush Life listener, will receive 10% off the entire site by quoting this code:  ALushLife10SK.  Now let’s find out How to Drink Avallen and don’t miss the birds having their say toward the end of the chat. I had the honor of naming our cocktail of the week, The Queen’s Knees.  For those who make cocktails often, it’s the Avallen take on the Bee’s Knees but invented by the Queen Bee herself, Stephanie Jordan. INGREDIENTS  30ml Avallen⁠⠀ A teaspoon of your local Honey⁠⠀ 1 dash orange bitters⁠⠀ Top with Champagne⁠ METHOD Add ingredients (except the champagne) to a cocktail glass (martini/coupe style),  Stir with a teaspoon until the honey has dissolved.  Top with chilled champagne Add a small orange peel for extra dazzle.   -- You’ll find this recipe, more Avallen cocktails, and all the cocktails of the week at alushlifemanual.com, where you’ll also find all the ingredients in our shop. Full Episode Details: https://alushlifemanual.com/how-to-drink-avallen ----- Become a supporter of A Lush Life Manual for as little as $5 - all you have to do is go to https://www.buymeacoffee.com/lushlife (buymeacoffee.com/lushlife). Lush Life Merchandise is https://www.redbubble.com/people/alushlifemanual (here) - we’re talking t-shirts, mugs, iPhone covers, duvet covers, iPad covers, and more covers for everything! And more!  Produced by https://podcastlaunch.pro (Simpler Media) Follow us on https://twitter.com/alushlifemanual (Twitter) and https://www.instagram.com/alushlifemanual/ (Instagram) Get great cocktail ideas on https://www.pinterest.co.uk/alushlifemanual/ (Pinterest) New episodes every Tuesday, usually!!
Would you be surprised to learn that the liqueurs you love might be over 400 years old? I mean the recipe. https://bols.com/ (Bols Distillery )in Amsterdam has been producing liqueurs since the 16th C, so how perfect to have the Bols Brand Experience Manager teach us how to drink liqueurs! I’m Susan Schwartz, your drinking companion, and this is, Lush Life Podcast, every week we are inspired to live life one cocktail at a time. My friend Jamie Campbell was a guest on Lush Life previously, but that was before he donned the title of Bols Brand Experience Manager. Now we talk all day about how much we love liqueur-based cocktails. Those lovely dessert cocktails, the Martinez, and the herbal hot toddies are all made with liqueurs. It’s a vast category and perfect to examine in this, my How to Drink, season.   But before we get started, just a heads up that The cocktail of the week is coming up right after we chat to Jamie.  If you live in the UK and want to buy any of the spirits I talk about, then head on over to https://tidd.ly/3v42L7n (Spiritskiosk.com), where you, as a Lush Life listener, will receive 10% off the entire site by quoting this code: ALushLife10SK. Have fun shopping! Now let’s talk liqueurs! I’m Susan Schwartz, your drinking companion, and this is, Lush Life Podcast, every week we are inspired to live life one cocktail at a time. I think the Grasshopper is the most disco of all disco cocktails, and that’s why it’s our cocktail of the week! INGREDIENTS  1 oz https://drizly.sjv.io/c/1437188/567662/9425?u=https%3A%2F%2Fdrizly.com%2Fliquor%2Fliqueur%2Fherbal-spice-liqueur%2Fbols-creme-de-menthe-green-liqueur%2Fp31106 (Bols Green Crème de Menthe) 1 oz https://drizly.sjv.io/c/1437188/567662/9425?u=https%3A%2F%2Fdrizly.com%2Fliquor%2Fliqueur%2Fchocolate-sweet-liqueur%2Fbols-creme-de-cacao-white-liqueur%2Fp31093 (Bols White Crème de Cacao) 1 oz Heavy cream Garnish: Mint METHOD Add all ingredients to a shaker Add ice and shake, shake, shake! Strain into a chilled coupe glass Add mint leaves to the top of the cocktail   The best dessert! -- You’ll find this recipe, more disco cocktails, and all the cocktails of the week at alushlifemanual.com, where you’ll also find all the ingredients in our shop. Full Episode Details: https://alushlifemanual.com/how-to-drink-liqueurs-with-jamie-campbell ----- Become a supporter of A Lush Life Manual for as little as $5 - all you have to do is go to https://www.buymeacoffee.com/lushlife (buymeacoffee.com/lushlife). Lush Life Merchandise is https://www.redbubble.com/people/alushlifemanual (here) - we’re talking t-shirts, mugs, iPhone covers, duvet covers, iPad covers, and more covers for everything! And more!  Produced by https://podcastlaunch.pro (Simpler Media) Follow us on https://twitter.com/alushlifemanual (Twitter) and https://www.instagram.com/alushlifemanual/ (Instagram) Get great cocktail ideas on https://www.pinterest.co.uk/alushlifemanual/ (Pinterest) New episodes every Tuesday, usually!!
Welcome to Lush Life Season 6.  Today we’re starting our How to Drink season by talking about the most subjective of topics: flavor. What you might like, I might hate, and vice versa. So, how do you even begin talking about flavor? By inviting the King of Zing on the program!  I’m Susan Schwartz, your drinking companion, and this is, Lush Life Podcast, every week we are inspired to live life one cocktail at a time. As the founder of https://www.worldofzing.com/ (World of Zing), Pritesh Mody is renowned as one of the UK’s leading drinks experts. If you haven’t tried one of his bottled cocktails yet, you are in for such a treat. He adds that special something to a cocktail to make it sing, or should I say zing. He was the obvious choice to start off my new season. Who better to talk about flavor with me? We had to pick Pritesh’s favorite cocktail, the Margarita, for our Cocktail of the Week, but remember to add his bit of ZIng! INGREDIENTS  2 oz Tequila 1 oz Cointreau or Triple Sec 3/4 oz fresh lime juice 3/4 oz simple syrup METHOD Add tequila, lime juice, and simple syrup to shaker Add ice and shake until chilled Strain into a Margarita glass with ice or without!   If you want to make it a bit more flavorful - Pritesh says to add a bit of nori! You’ll find these recipes, more classic cocktails, and all the cocktails of the week at alushlifemanual.com, where you’ll also find all the ingredients in our shop. Full Episode Details: https://alushlifemanual.com/how-to-flavor-with-pritesh-mody (https://alushlifemanual.com/how-to-flavor-with-pritesh-mody) ----- Become a supporter of A Lush Life Manual for as little as $5 - all you have to do is go to https://www.buymeacoffee.com/lushlife (buymeacoffee.com/lushlife). Lush Life Merchandise is https://www.redbubble.com/people/alushlifemanual (here) - we’re talking t-shirts, mugs, iPhone covers, duvet covers, iPad covers, and more covers for everything! And more!  Produced by https://podcastlaunch.pro (Simpler Media) Follow us on https://twitter.com/alushlifemanual (Twitter) and https://www.instagram.com/alushlifemanual/ (Instagram) Get great cocktail ideas on https://www.pinterest.co.uk/alushlifemanual/ (Pinterest) New episodes every Tuesday, usually!!
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Birthdate
May 6th, 1966
Location
London, UK
Episode Count
209
Podcast Count
1
Total Airtime
4 days, 16 hours
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