Listen to the new episode of The Backstory: Our podcast with Jason Bentley

We’ve teamed up with the award-winning radio host and Little Beach House Malibu member Jason Bentley to bring you our new podcast The Backstory, a series of insightful discussions that breaks down the alchemy of the creative process.

The Backstory pairs creative innovators – thinkers, artists, and tastemakers – together to share ideas and make connections. Join Bentley every week to hear never-before-told stories about his guests’ personal stories and the projects that shaped their careers.

Brought to you in partnership with D'USSE Cognac.

Episode 8: actor and producer Jim Parsons discusses his recent role as a sleazy talent agent in the Netflix miniseries Hollywood, what it was like to work with director and producer Ryan Murphy (Glee, American Horror Story), and the freedom and power he felt playing a role in drag

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The Backstory cocktail – Episode 8: The Sophisticate

This simple yet balanced cocktail is inspired by Jason Bentley’s chat with actor and producer Jim Parsons. It combines D’USSÉ VSOP cognac with St-Germain Elderflower Liqueur and is topped off with Martini & Rossi Prosecco.

1 ½ parts D’USSÉ VSOP
3/4 part St-Germain Elderflower Liqueur
Martini & Rossi Prosecco
Lemon for garnish

1. Add the D’USSÉ and St-Germain Elderflower Liqueur to a shaker with ice. Then shake and strain into a champagne flute. 
2. Top with chilled Martini & Rossi Prosecco and garnish with a lemon twist.