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The Modern Bar Cart Podcast

May 25, 2023

In this inspiring conversation with bartender Mike Vander Horn, some of the topics we discuss include:

  • Mike’s personal journey, from his humble origins as a “rum and diet” drinker, to the cocktail competitions that would ultimately lend him the authority to step behind the bar as the head bartender at the newly...

Apr 20, 2023

In this wide-ranging conversation with World’s 50 Best Content Director Mark Sansom, some of the topics we discuss include:

  • The myriad ways in which entire segments of the hospitality industry have bounced back from the COVID crisis, as well as the talent- and capital-related symptoms and side-effects that linger on...

Apr 13, 2023

In this frosty deep dive with cocktail scholar and author Camper English, some of the topics we discuss include:

  • The story of Camper’s initial tumble down the ice rabbit hole, originating at the legendary New York bar, Milk & Honey, and resulting in a whole slew of at home experiments designed to test the...

Mar 23, 2023

In this complex, yet surprisingly potent conversation with Brandon and Kim Grilc of The Kazan Room in Kobe Japan, some of the topics we discuss include:

  • How this husband and wife duo cultivated their passion for Tiki at one of America’s most celebrated tropical drinks bars, inspiring them to open their own tropical...

Mar 16, 2023

In this deep dive on the biochemistry and genetics of mint with Abby Bryson and Dr. Björn Hamberger of the Michigan State University Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, some of the topics we discuss include:

  • Why mint and other members of the Lamiacea family have been able to evolve in such a diverse array...