What is the word for when you discover that one thing and then everything else makes sense and the doors to everything open up, inviting you to walk in? For some, it’s kismet. For my guests, it’s Avallen. 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. Stephanie Jordan and Tim Etherington-Judge had no idea that it would be Calvados that they would be producing when they had the idea to make the first planet positive spirit. Now it all makes sense. For our purposes today, in this our How to Drink season, we three explore what Calvados is, how it’s made and why the bees are buzzing for https://avallenspirits.com/ (Avallen). But before we get started, just a heads up that The cocktail of the week is coming up right after we chat to Stephanie and Tim. If you live in the UK and want to buy any of the spirits I talk about, including Avallen, then head on over to https://tidd.ly/3swKixY (Spiritskiosk.com), where you, as a Lush Life listener, will receive 10% off the entire site by quoting this code: ALushLife10SK. Now let’s find out How to Drink Avallen and don’t miss the birds having their say toward the end of the chat. I had the honor of naming our cocktail of the week, The Queen’s Knees. For those who make cocktails often, it’s the Avallen take on the Bee’s Knees but invented by the Queen Bee herself, Stephanie Jordan. INGREDIENTS 30ml Avallen⠀ A teaspoon of your local Honey⠀ 1 dash orange bitters⠀ Top with Champagne METHOD Add ingredients (except the champagne) to a cocktail glass (martini/coupe style), Stir with a teaspoon until the honey has dissolved. Top with chilled champagne Add a small orange peel for extra dazzle. -- You’ll find this recipe, more Avallen cocktails, and all the cocktails of the week at alushlifemanual.com, where you’ll also find all the ingredients in our shop. Full Episode Details: https://alushlifemanual.com/how-to-drink-avallen ----- Become a supporter of A Lush Life Manual for as little as $5 - all you have to do is go to https://www.buymeacoffee.com/lushlife (buymeacoffee.com/lushlife). Lush Life Merchandise is https://www.redbubble.com/people/alushlifemanual (here) - we’re talking t-shirts, mugs, iPhone covers, duvet covers, iPad covers, and more covers for everything! And more! Produced by https://podcastlaunch.pro (Simpler Media) Follow us on https://twitter.com/alushlifemanual (Twitter) and https://www.instagram.com/alushlifemanual/ (Instagram) Get great cocktail ideas on https://www.pinterest.co.uk/alushlifemanual/ (Pinterest) New episodes every Tuesday, usually!!