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The Modern Bar Cart Podcast

Apr 30, 2020

We take a trip into the deep past to locate the origins of the recipe. From the African Savannah, to Babylon, to Rome, we sift through clay tablets and scrolls with some of the world's oldest recipes to see what they can teach us. Along the way, we dabble in Epicurean physics and explore the parable of Don's Mix.

Apr 23, 2020

In this episode, we take questions from our listener mailbag and answer the most burning questions about spirits & cocktails. Some of the topics we cover include:

  • How to flavor egg whites
  • The best way to smoke cocktail garnishes
  • Which popular bottles might vanish from the shelves as a result of the COVID-19...

Apr 16, 2020

In this juniper-perfumed discussion with gin expert, author, and spirits judge Aaron Knoll, some of the topics we cover include:

  • The story of how Aaron fell in love with gin at 3am at a dive bar in Buffalo, NY.
  • How he developed his pentagonal (and later, hexagonal) visual representation of gin flavor profiles.
  • We then...

Apr 9, 2020

In this amaro-driven conversation with Nick Fisher of Cocktail Chemistry, some of the topics we discuss include:

  • How Nick started his incredibly popular YouTube Channel and how he organizes his videos by subject to appeal to different audiences
  • Why he decided to subject himself to a comparative tasting of...

Apr 2, 2020

In this lush, verdant conversation with herbalist Colleen O’Bryant of Wild Roots Apothecary, some of the topics we discuss include:

  • Which herbs, flowers, and succulents are blooming right now and just begging to be harvested and enjoyed.
  • The various ways to prepare your foraged or cultivated plants, whether that’s...