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Lush Life

Susan L. Schwartz

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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.
 
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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 i…
 
Welcome back! I missed you. How did the summer fly away so quickly? Here we are in the middle of September already, but there is so much fun on the horizon. I’m Susan Schwartz, your drinking companion, and this is Lush Life Podcast, where every week we are inspired to live life one cocktail at a time. The most exciting news of the year so far is th…
 
A timeless question that has been on the lips of everyone since the dawn of time. Do we experience Free Will, or is it all fate? Are we in control of our lives, or are we being lead on our path? Do we have any choice at all? Go to https://newsly.me and download NEWSLY now for iOS and Android and use promo code SH1FT2021 to get a 1 month premium sub…
 
From official documents on the CIA website discussing alien encounters to the recently released UFO footage by the Pentagon to the recent Former Israeli space security chief comments extraterrestrials existing, there is no shortage of evidence that alien life not only exists but has been on earth at one point or another, in one aspect or another. S…
 
Although the city of New Orleans is home to many classic cocktails, there is only one that has the honor of being its official cocktail, and that is the Sazerac. Sponsored by Louisiana Tourism, our episode today is all about the Sazerac cocktail and how it found its way to being THE official cocktail of New Orleans. What better time to be joined by…
 
Long ago, different species shared the planet in harmony, until something happened and modern humans, the Homo Sapiens, gained self-awareness, started using tools and took over the planet. What happened and has there been interference on a genetic level that lead to their emergence? Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/paradigmshiftpodcast)…
 
It’s a big day for gin lovers this weekend - it’s World Gin Day on June 12, and how am I celebrating? With a completely Indian Gin and Tonic. Even though the G and T originated in India until just recently, there had never been a truly Indian gin. Now that has all changed. Jaisalmer Indian Craft Gin is a tour of India in one sip, and my tour guide …
 
An Oil Embargo in 1973 and the need to maintain the US Dollar Currency relevant changes the way the United States deals with foreign developing countries that produce oil. From assassinations to creating civil wars and even full-on invasions, is there anything the United States won't do? Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/paradigmshiftpodcas…
 
It’s made in nine different states of Mexico from over 30 different agave species, and each different agave species in each different state tastes different. Thank goodness, our guest is here to teach us how to drink Mezcal. Eduardo Gomez is not only the Director of Mexgrocer, the place to find the widest range of authentic Mexican groceries and in…
 
Where in the world does an hour turn into the whole day. Every Saturday and Sunday from 12 - 3, the Barcelonians, surrounded by their friends and family, spend the entire afternoon sipping vermouth before lunch even begins. Today’s guest is gunning for the whole world to embrace La Hora del Vermut! Exporting cultural traditions is not an easy task;…
 
Pre-historic societies used to worship a Goddess as the life-giver, but the rise of the first civilization in Sumeria changed to a male God. What happened? And why would a male God benefit those working in the shadows more than the female Goddess? Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/paradigmshiftpodcast)…
 
Combine bourbon, mint, and sugar and then stir in the most famous horse race in the world, and you have a tradition that goes back years and our first cocktail to be given its very own episode. Sponsored by Kentucky Tourism, our episode today is all about the Mint Julep and how it found its way to being THE official cocktail of the Kentucky Derby. …
 
Have you all become 100% agave snobs? Will the likes of a mixto tequila never touch your lips again? Well, get over it, there’s a new tequila in town, and it’s guaranteed to blow your mind. 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. Paul Hayes, co-foun…
 
Described as the “liqueur of the virtues” by one of the most famous 19th C. Italian authors Gabriele D’Annunzio, it’s no wonder that Amaro Montenegro is Italy's #1 Premio Amaro. It’s full of secrets too, which also might be why it’s so successful. Can one spirit be virtuous and secretive at the same time? We’ll have to ask its Master Herbalist and …
 
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, ev…
 
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. Step…
 
Would you be surprised to learn that the liqueurs you love might be over 400 years old? I mean the recipe. 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, ev…
 
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 Podcas…
 
Daffodils are my favorite flower, and it seemed that last year’s lockdown began, just as the daffodil season ended. What does that mean? I don’t know, but this year, as the daffodils begin their new season, well, so am I! I’m Susan Schwartz, your drinking companion, and this is Lush Life Podcast, every week we are inspired to live life one cocktail…
 
Are we living through a cocktail renaissance or a cocktail revolution? Our guest is here to discuss the movement, whatever you want to call 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. After realizing a life behind a desk in academia might not be for…
 
If someone sends you an email inviting you to change the way the world drinks, I bet there is no way you wouldn’t take up that challenge. Our guest did receive that exact email, and three years down the line, she has! I’m Susan Schwartz, your drinking companion, and this is, Lush Life Podcast, every week we are inspired to live life one cocktail at…
 
The stock market is in a frenzy right now, and the 1% elite are losing. How did it get to here and is this a one-off experience? Or are we simply witnessing the Grand Awakening manifest itself through the financial sector? It seems that people have finally had enough being oppressed and the paradigm is starting to shift. Support the show (https://w…
 
It is hard to believe it happened to both our guests - but it did. They saw a sign posted on a wall, stopped, wrote down the number for more inquiries, and actually rang that number. Now, thanks to great signage in Atlantic Canada, on the show today, we have a Head Distiller for an award-winning distillery in Nova Scotia and the owner of one of the…
 
Welcome back to Lush Life. It’s a new year, and Lush Life is back to take on 2021. The next two episodes are sponsored by Atlantic Canada, which is the eastern part of Canada that borders on the Atlantic Ocean and includes the four provinces of Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island. Not only is it absolutel…
 
It is said that being educated helps abolish terrorism and bigotry, yet, it's still all around us. Perhaps the problem is not with education itself, but with the subjects that are taught in schools. Should we continue down this path? Or will the introduction of new subjects such as "Mental Health" and "Relationships" to the curriculum help build a …
 
May I introduce you to my next guest - she has been the host of Lush Life podcast since its launch and is a voice you have grown used to after 176 episodes. She also seems to be speaking about herself in the third person. I think you may have guessed by now... I’m Susan Schwartz, your drinking companion, and this is Lush Life Podcast, every week we…
 
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 cuddling into the sofa to read it. Thank goodness, my guests felt the same way! I’m Susan Schwartz, your drinking companion, and this is, L…
 
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