Season 3

How to make the best drinks in Trentino

How to make the best drinks in Trentino

Trentodoc, aka Bollincine da Montagna aka Mountain Bubbles aka the splendid sparkling wine, is the most famous of all of Trentino’s drinks and one that should be enjoyed as much as you can while visiting this northern Italian region of Trentino. Trentodoc is, and always […]

How to make a great rum cocktail

How to make a great rum cocktail

I love a Cuba Libre (rum & coke & lime!), but not if that is the only thing I had to drink for the rest of my life. Alex Jolliver and Tom Wiggett were so frustrated by the lack of mixers out there for drinkers […]

How to design cocktails that are irresistible

How to design cocktails that are irresistible

Our guest today may have mastered cappuccino making at the age of seven at the bar his mother owned. Though the most important lesson he learned at that early age was how to treat your customers. Everyone who walked through the door had to be […]

How to run a successful bar in Charleston

How to run a successful bar in Charleston

Charleston is the hottest town in America right now. Don’t trust me – it’s making the top ten of every magazine, every newspaper, and every guide, whether it’s the food, the charm, the history or the bars! We are joined by three guests who are […]

How to make apple cider at home

How to make apple cider at home

It’s obvious that the rituals learned in our childhood make us the adults we become. In our guest’s case, this ritual was cider making every Autumn with his family in Normandy, France. After leaving home, Xavier d’Audiffret just couldn’t find the cider that he had […]

How to answer when the Connaught comes calling

How to answer when the Connaught comes calling

In Part One of these two back-to-back Lush Life episodes, we left Ago Perrone in a quandary. Would he or wouldn’t he answer the call of the Connaught? As it’s been ten years and a slew of awards later, we know the answer. Not only […]

How to convey your personal experience in a cocktail

How to convey your personal experience in a cocktail

There aren’t many children who could call their teacher, admit to skiving off school, and hear the teacher respond “Great, I’ll join you.” Our guest was one of those. Lucky for us, Ago Perrone liked being behind a bar better than chained to a desk. […]

How to know which rum to drink in Antigua

How to know which rum to drink in Antigua

Was it poncha or rum that the grandfather of our next guest was brewing up in his store in St. John’s in the 1920’s?  Missing his homeland of Madeira, he could very well have tried bringing a little of his island’s spirit to his new […]

How to create two successful brands in a row

How to create two successful brands in a row

I could feel the passion and drive to succeed emanating from every entrepreneur I’ve met these past three seasons. Still, It was hard to keep Alex Carlton from hopping off the chair during our interview to go start something else.  It’s easy to imagine him […]

How to make bourbon out of 100% corn

How to make bourbon out of 100% corn

It would seem obvious to use Jimmy Red corn to make bourbon, after all it was the moonshiners’ choice of grain. The problem was there were only a few seeds left – in the world. Thanks to the hard work of local farmers, chefs, scientists, […]