The Modern Bar Cart Podcast is a weekly discussion of the tools and techniques that make great drinks. Hosted by Modern Bar Cart CEO Eric Kozlik, this cocktail podcast gives great information for home bartenders and industry professionals alike. If you’re looking to take your cocktail game to the next level, this is the podcast for you.
Mindful Mixology with Derek Brown
Eric interviews bartender, bar owner, author, and past guest Derek Brown, who’s here to talk about his brand new book, Mindful Mixology. It is, after all, dry January, and what better time to talk about the virtues of low- and no-ABV cocktails than right now, when we’re all trying to turn over a new page in 2022?
Why I Like the Term "Mixologist
Eric weighs in on the use of the word "mixologist" to describe someone who makes cocktails either professionally or as a hobby.
He does this by first taking a good, hard look at this word, “Mixologist,” both in terms of its historical usage and its various meanings and connotations. Then, he sizes it up compared to other words used to describe bartenders
Finally, he makes a case for why it’s a pretty good word - maybe not without fault - but certainly worth keeping around.
Last Call 2021
Eric breaks down the highlights from The Modern Bar Cart Podcast in 2021 and previews what listeners can expect in 2022. Topics include:
-2021 by the numbers (downloads, most popular episode)
- Noteworthy improvements from 2021 (plus an inside look at how the podcast gets made)
- A look ahead at incorporating video and audience engagement into future episodes
- Opportunities for live meet-ups and listener feedback
(Part II) The Curds Are Your Only Friend with Eamon Rockey
This is the second half of a two-part interview with bartender and entrepreneur Eamon Rockey, creator of Rockey's Botanical Liqueur. We pick up where we left off by sharing why you shouldn't use coffee filters and cheesecloth to filter your milk punch.
Then, we go on to conduct an in-depth tasting of Eamon's delicious bottled botanical liqueur. Crafted in the style of milk punch, it is as complex as it is piercingly clear.
(Part I) Hacking Milk Punch With Eamon Rockey
Eric interviews bartender and milk punch guru Eamon Rockey. He’s a veteran of the New York City fine dining and cocktail scene and the creator of Rockey’s Botanical Liqueur, a product that’s seducing cocktail lovers around the US with its impeccable flavor and remarkable versatility.
In this first installment of a two-part interview, Eamon talks about his love affair with milk punch and how he took it to new levels at some of New York's most acclaimed dining establishments.
Tarnished Truth, Delicious Whiskey
Eric interviews Andrew Yancey, co-owner and operator of Tarnished Truth DIstilling, based out of the historic Cavalier Hotel in Virginia Beach, VA. They discuss the rich history of the space, as well as the steps one must take to launch an award-winning spirits program. They also cover the Virginia Bourbon Invitational, the venue's premiere annual whiskey tasting event, held every November.
Very Good Stuff
Love this podcast. Great info. Well organized. Always pertinent topics. Keep up the good work.
My very favorite podcast!
I started listening to Modern Bar Cart in August 2019 and I haven’t missed an episode since! It’s smart, witty, informative, and an utter joy to listen to. I love Eric’s smooth, easy voice and the lovely way he tells a story. As a cocktail enthusiast, Modern Bar Cart hits all the right notes— what bars to check out, great information from industry heavyweights, how to mix an excellent cocktail, and new and different spirits to try! A few of my favorite episodes are: 109: Saint Benevolence Rum with Chase Babcock, 138: The Carmen San Diego of Food and Drink with Virginia Miller, and 135: St George Spirits with Lance Winters. Thank you for making this amazing podcast!
The most compelling food and beverage podcast I’ve listened to! Eric and interviewees always REALLY know their stuff. I’m obsessed with the featured cocktail bit— so fun and on the nose!!! As a recent 21-year-old, I can see myself listening to this podcast for tons of tips and tricks and I learn more about the art of craft cocktails!! Keep me coming!