What’s shakin, cocktail fans?
Welcome to Episode 113 of The Modern Bar Cart Podcast!
As you know, the Modern Bar Cart team likes to dig into a really great cocktail book every now and then, and it’s always a real treat to be able to pull up a seat and discuss their project in detail.
This time around, the book in question is called: Spirits, Sugar, Water, Bitters: How the Cocktail Conquered the World. It was co-authored by two Washington, DC writers – Derek Brown and Bob Yule, and this interview was in fact recorded in the legendary Columbia Room – Derek’s Bar of almost ten years, which was named “Best American Cocktail Bar” in 2017 at the Spirited Awards.
That’s just one of many awards that Derek and his establishments have amassed over the past decade. His Wikipedia entry lists dozens of them from reputable publications and organizations around the country, and his influence on the DC cocktail scene runs deep as a founding member of the DC Craft Bartender’s Guild.