Listen to The Backstory: Our new 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 1: actor Kristen Bell joins organisational psychologist Adam Grant to discuss parenting, building self-worth, and how to avoid burnout

An illustration of a lit lamp with The Backstory written on it.

The Backstory cocktail – Episode 1: #Girldad

To accompany The Backstory, D’USSÉ global ambassador and mixologist Sullivan Doh has created a series of cocktails, inspired by each episode. As a new parent himself, he shares the recipe for #Girldad, which combines banana, rose water, apple juice and D’USSÉ with some freshly squeezed lime.

1.5 parts D’USSÉ VSOP
⅓ of a banana 
1 tbsp sugar 
1.5 parts apple juice
¾ oz/ 21 ml freshly squeezed lime juice
⅓ part Cortas rose water 
Apple fan or lime wheel for garnish (optional)

1. Pour the D’USSÉ into a shaker, then add the banana. Muddle the ingredients together.
2. Once muddled, add the sugar, apple juice, lime juice, and rose water. Add ice and shake, shake, shake.
3. Strain into your glass of choice.

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House tip: how to make a #Girldad cocktail

As a new parent, Sullivan Doh, D'USSÉ Cognac’s global brand ambassador and mixologist, was inspired to create a new drink for this week’s episode. Join Jason Bentley and Doh as they prepare a #Girldad

An orange cocktail with a slice of lemon.