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 5: Jason Bentley talks to the Oscar-winning director Bryan Fogel about his new film The Dissident and what it takes to make successful documentaries today

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The Backstory cocktail – Episode 5: Splendid Sidecar
Inspired by Jason Bentley’s discussion with film-maker Bryan Fogel, this recipe is a twist on a classic Sidecar. Fresh lemon juice and a splash of orange blossom water balance out the cognac and orange liqueur.


1.5 oz/ 42 ml D’USSE VSOP
1 oz/ 28 ml orange liqueur
¾ oz/ 21 ml fresh lemon juice
⅓ oz/ 9 ml orange blossom water (available on Amazon; recommended brand: Cortas)
Lemon peel for garnish

Shake all the ingredients together with ice and pour into a coupe glass. Garnish with lemon peel.