Drink Responsibly,
Experiment Boldly

The Modern Bar Cart Podcast is an industry-leading spirits and cocktail podcast dedicated to elevating the art of creating and enjoying delicious cocktails and distilled spirits.

Host Eric Kozlik interviews the best and brightest minds in the hospitality and distilling world and offers frequent deep dives and audio essays on the most fascinating topics in the drinks industry.

So whether you’re a home bartender looking to elevate your drinks game, a professional mixologist trying to stay current with emerging cocktail trends, or a booze enthusiast in search of your next favorite dram, this podcast is for you.


“Cocktails are the new normal. Hang around us long
enough, and you’ll find out why.”

Meet Your Host, Eric Kozlik

Eric Kozlik is a spirits judge, cocktail educator, and drinks industry consultant based in Washington, DC. He launched The Modern Bar Cart Podcast in 2017 and has been putting out dedicated spirits and cocktail content ever since.

With a background in poetry and psychology, Eric strives to ask the deepest, most interesting questions and explore the beautiful and most bizarre corners of the liquid medium. When he’s not podcasting, he is a devoted father, avid gardener, and passionate outdoorsman.

To learn more about Eric and his professional work, visit DirectFireConsulting.com, or follow him on Instagram @quixologist.


Our Listeners Have Spoken

Check out reviews from our fans across all major podcast platforms!



09/29/2023 | Apple Podcasts

"Worth your time" - Always solid information, presented very enjoyably. A great listen!

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08/09/2019 | Apple Podcasts

"Best cocktail podcast out there" - Eric is entertaining and poetic and brings a wealth of knowledge to the home bartender community through this podcast.


04/09/2018 | Apple Podcasts

" Fresh format, great guests" - It's impossible not to learn something when listening to The Modern Bar Cart podcast. Eric interviews interesting, very knowledgable people to learn more than just recipes. You get the history behind drinks, the culture, and sometimes even the chemical context! Well worth a listen!
interviews, audio essays, book
reviews, and more!

each month

Each month, host Eric Kozlik interviews leading experts in the spirits and cocktail field and distills their knowledge into helpful tips and guiding principles in the quest for better drinks.


Featuring interviews with bartenders, distillers, and cocktail authors, and deep dives into the most important topics in mixology

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