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How to Make a Heady Cocktail of Drink, Travel, and Adventure with Benita Finanzio and Rob Ellison
Episode 17615th December 2020 • Lush Life • Susan L. Schwartz
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There was a time, and I am so glad that it’s over when all you heard was “Print is dead, it’s all about online now”. As much as I love my blog, there is nothing like holding a book or magazine in your hands and cuddling into the sofa to read it. Thank goodness, my guests felt the same way!

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.

Three weeks ago, Benita Finanzio and Rob Ellison launched The Tonic Magazine, the world’s newest drinks magazine, or should I say a heady cocktail of drink, travel, and adventure. 

They’ve collected stories - all about booze - that reach from North Korea to Iceland to Haiti, San Francisco, and back again. So warm up that mulled wine, nestle into your sofa, and settle in to find out how Benita and Rob mixed up all those ingredients and created The Tonic Magazine. 

Our Cocktail of the week is the Trailer Happiness Daiquiri


  • 50 ml Don Q Cristal
  • 25 ml lime juice
  • 20 ml 1:1 sugar syrup


  • Add all ingredients to a shaker
  • Add ice
  • Shake vigorously
  • Strain into a chilled coupette

You’ll find this recipe, more rum recipes, plus all the cocktails of the week, at, where you’ll find all the ingredients in our shop.

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