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 3: director Paul Feig and comedian Margaret Cho discuss women’s influence in comedy, cancel culture, and the importance of supporting marginalised communities

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The Backstory cocktail – Episode 3: Sweet Talk

Sweet Talk, inspired by Bentley’s conversation with Paul Feig and Margaret Cho, mixes D’USSÉ VSOP with Martini Fiero, St-Germain and simple syrup to create a savoury balance between bitterness and sweetness.

1.5 parts D’USSÉ VSOP
¾ part Martini Fiero
1 part St-Germain
1 barspoon simple syrup
Grapefruit peel for garnish

1. Pour all the ingredients into a mixing glass and stir for 10 seconds.
2. Strain and serve in a glass of your choice.
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House tip: how to make a Sweet Talk cocktail

Inspired by this week’s episode of The Backstory, Sullivan Doh, D'USSÉ Cognac’s global brand ambassador and mixologist, has created a brand-new cocktail. Watch Doh and Jason Bentley as they prepare a Sweet Talk cocktail

A brown cocktail with a strip of orange peel.