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The Modern Bar Cart Podcast

Sep 12, 2019

In this episode, we do a close reading of David Wondrich's extremely influential new article, "Plato & Aristotle Walk into a Bar - A Meditation on the Daiquiri."

Some of the topics we discuss include:

  • Platonic and Aristotelian ideals of matter, logic, and metaphysics
  • How to make a proper Caipirinha
  • The strengths and...


Jun 13, 2019

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When it was first brought to our attention that the word “mocktail” might be somehow bad or offensive, we was taken completely off-balance because, to us, it had always been a useful way to identify – on a cocktail menu – that a certain drink or category of drinks did not contain alcohol, but functioned (in...


Episode 103 - "Mocktail" is not a Dirty Word

Jun 13, 2019

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When it was first brought to our attention that the word “mocktail” might be somehow bad or offensive, we was taken completely off-balance because, to us, it had always been a useful way to identify – on a cocktail menu – that a certain drink or category of drinks did not contain alcohol, but functioned (in...


Dec 22, 2017

In this episode, Eric takes advantage of a long road trip to answer all the lightning round questions that interview guests on the Modern Bar Cart Podcast must answer.


Nov 9, 2017

In this episode, we investigate the link between neo-impressionist painters, proto-human visual schemas, and the way our brains process flavor and smell images.

Seem like a lot of weird stuff to cram all into one episode?

It is. But we think you'll come away from it with some really great insights about flavor,...