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The Modern Bar Cart Podcast

Aug 7, 2020

Eric fields a question about the difference between two iconic cocktail categories: the Fizz and the Spritz. To get to the bottom of this issue, we revisit Jerry Thomas' 1887 Bar Tender's Manual, the occupation of Northern Italy by the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and the advent of the iconic aperitivo Aperol.


Jul 30, 2020

Eric is joined by a pair of agave warriors - pyromaniac distilling engineer Salvador Peribán (aka Chava) and Lou Bank, founder of SACRED, a US-based agave non-profit organization. They’re the hosts of the hit podcast, Agave Road Trip, which debuted earlier this summer on Heritage Radio Network. In this interview, we...


Jul 23, 2020

In this enlightening conversation with Greg Benson of Bar None and The Speakeasy, some of the topics we discuss include:

  • How Greg transitioned from a career in the brewing world to a life behind the stick, slinging cocktails, niche agave spirits, and happiness.
  • A little about the two podcasts that Greg helps bring to...


Jul 16, 2020

In this lively, in-depth discussion with tomato expert Craig LeHoulier, some of the topics we discuss include:

  • The history of the tomato - from its origins in the Americas, to its domination of the European culinary scene, to its current commodity status at the supermarket.
  • How Craig left the pharma industry to pursue...


Jul 9, 2020

In this conversation with Calsin Hoyle of Molecular Food and Cocktails, some of the topics we discuss include:

  • Calsin’s journey from Nairobi, Kenya, to Neuroscience labs in the DC area, to a budding cocktail and dessert company.
  • What molecular mixology actually IS and which techniques and ingredients normally fall...