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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 4: playwright Kemp Powers and composer Terence Blanchard discuss collaborating on One Night in Miami, working with Regina King, and Hollywood’s ongoing diversity challenges

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The Backstory cocktail – Episode 4: Act Of Passion
Inspired by the idea of the ‘duality of passion,’ Sullivan Doh mixes two different textures in this cocktail – combining a fruit and sour base with a smooth, coconut cream foam. 
Act Of Passion 

1.5 oz D’USSÉ VSOP 
1.5 oz passion fruit juice 
½ oz lime juice 
½ oz simple syrup 
Red chilli peppers (one or two slices)
Coconut powder and sesame seeds for garnish

1. Muddle the chilli slices at the base of a shaker and add the remaining ingredients. Shake vigorously with ice and strain into a coupe glass. 
2. Top with coconut foam.*
3. Garnish with a blend of toasted coconut powder and toasted sesame seeds to add flavour and texture.
*To make the coconut foam, pour the below into a cream siphon: 
2 tbsp coconut cream 
1 tbsp powdered sugar 
1 cup coconut milk 
Juice of half a lime 
1 tsp vanilla extract
Charge it with one N2O cartridge and it’s ready to go
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