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How One School Video Can Change Your Life with Erik Lorincz, Kwant Bar, London
Episode 14518th February 2020 • Lush Life • Susan L. Schwartz
00:00:00 00:58:33

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Superlatives were invented to describe our next guest - world’s best, greatest, one and only...there is no list that he isn’t on or has been number one! Today we are in the presence of bartending royalty! 

I’m Susan Schwartz, your drinking companion, and this is Lush Life Podcast, every week we are inspired to live life one cocktail at a time by the best in the industry.

I truly believe even if Erik Lorincz hadn’t seen that film on bartending when he was at school, he would have still risen to the top of whatever profession he chose. Lucky for us, it was behind the bar.

For those of us living in London, we have been able to see his star rise through the Connaught, as the tenth Head Bartender of the Savoy and now at Kwant, his own place.

In this, the first episode of two, we'll discover:

  • How the first cocktail Erik ever made foreshadowed his career
  • How he was living the dream in Bratislava
  • Why he chose London as his next port of call
  • What became his favorite bar in London
  • The steps he took from Slovakia to standing at the entrance to the Connaught Hotel

Our cocktail of the week is the Heads and Tails directly from his new bar, Kwant!


  • 25ml Vida Mezcal
  • 25ml Beermouth
  • 3 Drops Peychaud’s Bitters
  • 10ml Agave Nectar
  • Genmaicha Soda
  • Crispy Cavalo Nero


Add all the ingredients except the Genmaicha Soda into a mixing glass. Stir and strain. Top with Genmaicha Soda. Garnish With Crispy Cavalo Nero.

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

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


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