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The Modern Bar Cart Podcast

Mar 26, 2020

We discuss the effects that COVID-19 Coronavirus has had on the spirits and cocktail industry and then examine the history of spirits during times of plague in bygone eras. Some of the topics we discuss include:

  • How to make a Penicillin cocktail
  • The legend of Four Thieves Vinegar
  • Aqua Mirabilis (Miracle Water) and...


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.