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The LushUs Life Podcast
38 minutes | Nov 19, 2018
EP 75 - Let's Talk Turkey!
It's Thanksgiving Week. The Lushes talk about why Thanksgiving is the best holiday of all. Their favorite food, Thanksgiving drink pairings, terrible family traditions and bemoan the dangers of Black Friday Shopping. Listen to some turkey talk before the big day!
45 minutes | Nov 11, 2018
EP 74 - Party in My Mouth
Have you wondered how to navigate the confusing world of spirits tasting or why you don't taste flavors others do? This week the Lushes explore the basics of tasting spirits and how to train your palate to recognize flavors. Of course they also cover unconventional tasting descriptions and how good whiskey is a lot like good loving. This aint your grandpa's tasting show!
47 minutes | Nov 5, 2018
EP 73 - The Name Game!
This week on The Lushus Life we invite Dan Magro back. Dan is an actor, mixologist and author of Suck It Up: Extraordinary Cocktails for Everyday People. We discuss Benjamin Franklin’s 200 Synonyms for drunk. Which was an article that appeared in the Pennsylvania Gazette in 1737. It’s a fun show as we try and figure out drinking slang from the 18th century.
45 minutes | Oct 29, 2018
EP 72 - Horror Movies & Cocktails
The Lushes celebrate Halloween with cocktails inspired by horror movies. From Silence of the Lambs to Halloween to the Shining we have a drink to match every show and every mood. Warning: this show will make you want to drink wild cocktails and watch scary movies!
47 minutes | Oct 22, 2018
EP 71 - You Really Mezcal Me Sometime...
We celebrate International Mezcal Day with a very special guest. The Global Brand Ambassador of Ilegal Mezcal Gilbert Marquez (@gilbertmezcal). Gilbert teaches us mezcal basics and talks about the special craft that is unique to mezcal alone. Agave can grow as many as 35 years before being harvested by hand, cooked underground and eventually distilled in traditional alembic copper stills. Listen this week to fall in love with this smoky artisanal spirit that is taking America by storm.
48 minutes | Oct 14, 2018
EP 70 - Alcohol By The Letter
How well do you know alcohol related terms. From cocktails to spirits there are dozens of common, not so common and often misused or misunderstood terms. This week go through well known and little known terms and discuss their purpose and meaning as well as clear up a few myths along the way. Join in for a fun show!
46 minutes | Oct 8, 2018
EP 69 - The Hangover Part II
The Lushes are at it again, and they are talking Hangovers. It's been over a year since they discussed the topic and decided it was time for a revisit. Has science finally found the cure? Or is Mother Nature a better choice? We cover all there remedies and talk about which ones work and which might just make you sicker!
47 minutes | Oct 1, 2018
EP 68 - The Spirit of Vodka
Why a vodka show you ask? National Vodka Day is October 4th and we decided it's high time we do a show to talk about the best selling spirit in the US since 1978. We cover the origins and history of vodka, the distillation process, it's ascent to number one, and the recent slow decline in sales. We also chat about the craft scene which is taking hold in the vodka world as well. And of course some of our favorite cocktails. Pour yourself a martini that would James Bond proud and listen to the show!
43 minutes | Sep 24, 2018
EP 67 - What's on Your Mind?
This week the Lushes answer all your questions. Including the story of how we met and got started almost 2 years ago. But also fun questions like their favorite shot, how to store and drink types of alcohol, who'd win in a chick fight, desert island drams, and even alcohol monogamy bottle choices. Tune in for a fun show.
42 minutes | Sep 17, 2018
EP 66 - Beertails Celebrating National Drink Beer Day
The Lushes prepare for National Drink Beer Day (9/28) by hosting a beer cocktail show. Beer cocktails are no longer just micheladas and shandies. The number of flavorful beers on the market today create a fantastic platform on which to build cocktails. Listen in this week to hear beer like you never have before!
55 minutes | Sep 10, 2018
EP 65 - The Ultimate Bourbon Game Show
This week the Lushes celebrate Bourbon Heritage Month in a big way. They throw a game show! They are joined by Brian Thompson, an American Whiskey expert, from the Whiskey Library in Washington DC. Brian Faces off against our very own Alicia in a battle of bourbon knowledge. We cover bourbon history, dates, people, cocktails and the bourbon family tree. This show will tell you everything you need to know to be the coolest person in the room at your next bourbon party.
42 minutes | Sep 3, 2018
EP 64 - Labor Day Away
Kids are back in school which means summer is quickly coming to a close. This week the Lushes talk about summer ending celebrations, paw paw fruits, the county fair cocktails and more.
48 minutes | Aug 27, 2018
EP 63 - Good Wood
The true magic of whiskey lies in the wood it is aged in. We talk about the importance of wood from the trees and terroir to charring, weather and modern techniques with our guest Dave this week. A 7th generation Kentuckian, he admittedly has bourbon running through his veins. If you are interested in the science of what gives whiskey it's flavor this show is for you.
37 minutes | Aug 20, 2018
EP 62 - Bourbon and Beyond
September is festival season in Kentucky. This week the Lushes talk about all of the great events going on in Kentucky in the month of September. There is a special focus on the music focused Bourbon and Beyond Festival. Listen in to win free tickets and get the inside track!
43 minutes | Aug 13, 2018
EP 61 - A Pirate's Life for Me
August 16th is National Rum Day. So this week the Lushes celebrate by talking everything Rum. The history, composition, distillation, importance it played in colonial American, Pirates, the British Navy, favorite cocktails and even a story about Alicia being chased by a shark while drinking rum. Make yourself a cocktail or pour some rum neat and join us!
46 minutes | Aug 6, 2018
Episode 60 - Adulting Like a Boss
Enjoy an episode from our archives this week, that originally aired July 9, 2017. We spend some time celebrate adulting milestones. We discuss the true signs that demonstrate you are adulting like a boss. Also the good, bad and ugly of whiskey stones and Diageo's seemingly evil plan for complete world domination. Whether you like whiskey, bourbon, cigars, or just hanging out with girls drinking cocktails this show is for you. Pour yourself a drink and join us!! All music is by the awesome Throw Logic band www.throwlogic.com @throwlogic The voice of Reginald the Liquid Lawyer is courtesy of @coventrycocktails
47 minutes | Jul 30, 2018
EP 59 - Super Trooper
This week the Lushes are joined by Brett Ferencz, better known in the whisky world as Scotch Trooper (@scotch_trooper). Brett is a professional photographer who combines his love for Star Wars and his love for whisky together. We talk all about scotch, Rush concerts, Alicia's new underwear, the best Star Wars movie and being stranded on a desert island.
44 minutes | Jul 23, 2018
EP 58 - ICE ICE BABY
This week the Lushes discuss the exciting topic of ICE! Okay, it may not sound that exciting but ice is the single most important ingredient in a cocktail. Having the right ice for the right drink makes all the difference. We also cover some of those who took home awards from this year's Tales of the Cocktail, a few of our favorite bars, a great new indie movie (American Animals) that was recently recently released and the potential (or not) of using holy water in cocktails.
47 minutes | Jul 16, 2018
EP 57 - Let's Get Trashed, Celebrating National Junk Food Day
July 21st is National Junk Food Day so the Lushes celebrate this week by talking about their favorite junk food, favorite junk food and cocktail pairings and favorite ways to use junk food in a cocktail. Oh, and there is also a terrible gender discussion about the crimes of not having pockets in women's clothing, but we digress. Grab a cocktail and favorite junk food and tune it!
48 minutes | Jul 9, 2018
EP 56 - Vermouth and Beyond
Erik Ginther of Fratelli Branca San Francisco joins the lushes this week to talk about all things Vermouth. From the composition, to history, origin, rise in popularity, and best ways to drink it. We also talk about the cult favorite Fernet Branca and get seriously off track with a questionable Bob Ross discussion. This is definitely not your grandmother's vermouth show!
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