Episode 026 - Cocktails and Place
Welcome back to another episode of the Modern Bar Cart Podcast! I’m your host, Eric Kozlik, and this week, we’ve got a really excellent theme episode that investigates the relationship between cocktails and the places where we drink them.
This episode pulls from a number of different sources whom we’ve interviewed over the first 6 months of this podcast. And they all talk about their favorite places to drink cocktails.
As we point out often here at Modern Bar Cart, cocktails are all about context. They’re like words in that respect. When was the last time you read an email from someone and just couldn’t figure out what they were trying to communicate? It happens because emails are completely devoid of all those body language and intonation clues that make our in-person verbal interactions comprehensible.
The same goes for cocktails, which are never enjoyed in a vacuum. They’re always enjoyed in a particular glass (or vessel), in a particular place, on a particular day, and with a thousand other particular details (like music, company, weather, and mood) all influencing the flavor of the event. This is what separates the intellectual experience of a Martini from the visceral, fleeting, and unique individual experience of drinking this Martini, in this place, with this person, and this ambience.
As you listen to this episode, take a moment to envision your favorite place to drink a cocktail. And yeah, you might have a few. But, I’d encourage you to ask what those places share in common, and what makes them unique from one another and from all the other places in the world where you could pull up a drink.
This episode's guests inlcude: