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How to Drink at Trader Vic’s with Odysseus Malice, London
Episode 2029th November 2016 • Lush Life • Susan L. Schwartz
00:00:00 00:13:47

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We think we all know the legend of the Odyssey after reading Homer. Today we meet a modern day Odysseus whose journey from the Philippines took a different turn and landed him in the world of Mai Tai's, Pineapple and Bamboo.  


Hello everyone - Don't get confused! Before there was Lush Life, there was Best Sips Worldwide, I rebranded after the first season. Although I reference Best Sips – it’s Lush Life through and through – the same great guests, the same music, and the same me! 


We discover how our Odysseus was anointed with the moniker Tiki Man! Holding court at Trader Vic’s at the London Hilton Park Lane for almost a decade could be the reason. Cocktail trends have come and gone, but Vic Bergeron’s (the founder of Trader Vic’s) concept of finding a Polynesian paradise, wherever you are in the world, has never waned.

Odysseus clues us into the how and why the Mai Tai is still its number one order!

Watch Odysseus rustle up an original 1944 Mai Tai for my Mixology in a Minute Series on Youtube

Always remember the wise words of Oscar Wilde, “All things in moderation, including moderation,” and always drink responsibly!


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