Season 5

How to Introduce Yourself in 177 Episodes

How to Introduce Yourself in 177 Episodes

For this episode, I thought I would turn the microphone around and answer all of those questions that I am always asked –  why did you start Lush Life podcast, where this interest in all things cocktails came from, my top tips for home bartenders,…

How to Make a Heady Cocktail of Drink, Travel and Adventure

How to Make a Heady Cocktail of Drink, Travel and Adventure

There was a time, and I am so glad that it’s over, when all you heard was “Print is dead, it’s all about online now.” As much as I love my blog, there is nothing like holding a book or magazine in your hands and…

How to Open a Bar During a Global Pandemic

How to Open a Bar During a Global Pandemic

There is something about the lyrics to the theme tune of Cheers that seems particularly applicable to my guest today. For those who don’t know them, they go something like this:   “Sometimes you wanna goWhere everybody knows your nameAnd they’re always glad you cameYou wanna…

How to Make Your Spirits Bright

How to Make Your Spirits Bright

As Christmas tree sellers begin to pop up on side streets, the holiday season is forcing itself to be heard, no matter how hard the pandemic is trying to dampen our spirits. Nor will it stop Mulled Wine and Christmas cocktails being served in bars…

How to Become The Dean of Cocktails

How to Become The Dean of Cocktails

If you don’t know our next guest by now, you haven’t really been listening to Lush Life. I quote him incessantly, because he is the one, the only, James Beard award-winning, for the first-ever cocktail book no less, cocktail historian extraordinaire, the Dean of Cocktails…

How to Fall Into Whisky

How to Fall Into Whisky

My grandmother was the hippest woman alive – she would have fit in at the coolest cocktail bar in any town. Her drink of choice was the Whisky Highball – which is having its heyday right now. But not any whisky would do – there…

How to Make History

How to Make History

Being the first female senior bartender at the Savoy’s American Bar in over 100 years and now Brand Ambassador for one of the oldest gins in the world, it would seem that making history comes easily to our guest. Did I also mention that Pippa…

How to Avoid Clichés

How to Avoid Clichés

One ingredient does not a cocktail make, but it’s a great place to begin. Our guest is breaking it all down for us in his new Youtube channel, and that’s not the only thing on his plate.  One Thing Drinks, Jack Wareing’s new youtube channel,…

How to Be Incessantly Curious

How to Be Incessantly Curious

It’s not every day that I can say my guest has gone from tanks to tonic. Today we are joined by Charles Gibb, CEO of Fever-Tree North American, whose Sandhurst training put him in good stead to tackle any challenge.   Describing himself as incessantly curious,…

How to Use the Lincoln County Process

How to Use the Lincoln County Process

As an American, the irony is not lost on me that my next guest, a Scot, is talking about Tennessee Whiskey ALL THE TIME!  Jack and Coke was the first cocktail Cam Dawson ever tried. It had to be written in the stars that he…