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The Modern Bar Cart Podcast

Apr 15, 2021

Eric walks through his method for cutting back on drinking using a simple tool he calls a "daily accountability journal." This method stands in stark contrast to "booze cleanse" months like "Sober October" and "Dry January."

Along the way, he discusses the difference between "dry" and "wet" societies, why we tend to set...


Apr 8, 2021

In this Bar Cart Foundations episode, we trace the history of the mint julep and describe some important points regarding its craft.

  • We begin by trying to define what a julep is, where it comes from, and where mint enters into the equation.
  • Next, we place its formulation in contrast to other drinks that were popular...


Apr 1, 2021

In this barrel-aged deep dive with spirits writer Brent Joseph, some of the topics we discuss include:

  • How Brent came to love Bourbon and used his passion to propel himself into a senior contributor role at Bourbon & Banter.
  • The recent retail experiences that led him to pose the titular question of his four-part...


Mar 25, 2021

Sother Teague is the barman behind the hit NYC bar, Amor y Amargo (Trans: "Love and Bitters"). He is also the authors of the books, I'm Just Here for the Drinks and Let's Get Blitzen.

Some of the topics covered in this wide-ranging conversation with Sother Teague include:

  • The origin story of Sother Teague. From a...


Mar 17, 2021

In this passionate conversation with spirits entrepreneur Mary Sadlier, creator of Coole Swan Irish Cream Liqueur, some of the topics we discuss include:

-How Mary spun a career in accounting and finance into a crusade with her dairy farmer husband to revolutionize the Irish Cream liqueur category.

-The story behind the...