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How to Drink Oxbow Rum with Olivia Stewart
Episode 23311th April 2023 • Lush Life • Susan L. Schwartz
00:00:00 00:39:01

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How many of us can’t wait to leave home, but then circumstances involving a global pandemic sent us right back to where we began.  

Joining on this episode, sponsored by Louisiana Tourism, is Olivia Stewart, President of Oxbow Rum Distillery. After a childhood surrounded by sugar cane, she thought her future was in the big city. Now she is helming her family’s rum distillery in Louisiana. How did she get there? You’ll have to hear it from her!

Have you ever been to Louisiana? I love it for its Creole and Cajun culture, Mardi Gras, and the beautiful city of New Orleans, but the Pelican State offers so much more, including the amazing live music scene covering everything from Jazz to Swamp pop and Zydeco, a fascinating history combining diverse cultures, over 400 festivals a year and adventures including kayaking on the bayous and lakes, hiking in the many National and State Parks throughout the state or the newly launched Louisiana Civil Rights Trail.  

As the Capital City of Louisiana, Baton Rouge is the heart and soul of the state’s eclectic culture. With over 300 years of history, Baton Rouge, affectionately known as the Red Stick, has a colorful story to tell, which can be tasted in its cocktails and restaurants, seen through the picturesque views of the Mississippi River, historical landmarks and the vibrant arts and culture scene.

If you didn’t know already, it’s the home of the cocktail, gumbo, jambalaya, Tabasco hot sauce, King Cake, and beignets!  Louisiana offers a food and drink experience that is second to none.  Meet craft distillers, brewers, and mixologists who are working with local traditions and making a name for themselves on the Louisiana Culinary Trails or Louisiana Libations Trail.

Let the endless beauty of Louisiana feed your soul and inspire you. You can check out more by visiting

Now let's hear all about that journey from NY to Louisiana.

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Our cocktail of the week is the Hand Shaken Daiquiri!


  • 2 oz Oxbow Rhum Louisiane
  • 3/4 oz lime juice
  • 1/2 oz sugar syrup


  • Add everything to a cocktail shaker
  • Add ice
  • Shake, shake, shake
  • Strain into a coupe glass

You’ll find this recipe, more Louisiana cocktails, and all the cocktails of the week at, where you’ll also find all the ingredients in our shop.

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