The Modern Bar Cart Podcast

A New Kind of Cocktail Podcast

The Modern Bar Cart Podcast is a spirits and cocktail podcast for home bartenders and industry pros alike. Featuring interviews with bartenders, distillers, and cocktail authors, and deep dives into the most important topics in mixology, this is your portal into the shaken, stirred, strained, and garnished world.

Each week, 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. The Modern Bar Cart Podcast has been recognized by Tales of the Cocktail and The New York Times as an invaluable resource for anyone who wants to improve their spirits and cocktail knowledge.

Enjoy our backlog of well over 200 interviews, audio essays, book reviews, and more!

New episodes go live every Thursday!

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Episode 205
The Atlas of Bourbon & American Whiskey
Episode 204
Adventures in Milk Clarification
Episode 203
Barr Hill Gin with Ryan Christiansen
Episode 202
Sam Calagione on the Past and Future
Episode 201
How to Pair Baijiu with Food
Episode 200
"The Oxford Companion to Spirits and Cocktails"
Episode 199
Infuse Your Booze with Andrew Hellman
Episode 198
Intro to Epicureanism
Episode 197
Distilled, The Board Game, with Dave Beck
Episode 196
The Lagoon of Mystery with Jayme Blaschke
Episode 195
Intro to Japanese Whisky with Nicholas Pollacchi
Episode 194
The Fault in Our Spirits
Episode 193
Equiano Rum with Ian Burrell
Episode 192
Buck, Yeah!
Episode 191
Gilded Age Cocktails with Cecelia Tichi
Episode 062
Eau de Vie: The Water of Life
Episode 058
Summer Cup & Sangria
Episode 053
Homemade Syrups
Episode 047
How to Give Tasting Notes
Episode 044
Cocktail Snobs vs. Cocktail Slobs
Episode 039
Intro to Terroir
Episode 037
Optimizing Your Home Bar
Episode 022
Decoding Spirits Labels
Episode 016
Batched Cocktails
Episode 012
Ice and Cocktails
Episode 008
Bitters, Vermouth, and Liqueurs
Episode 006
Citrus Crash Course
Episode 004
Bar Cart Software
Episode 002
Bar Cart Hardware
Episode 000
Episode Zero
Episode 181
Negroni with David T. Smith & Keli
Episode 180
Horseradish Hijinks (Breaking Bloody - Part 4.2)
Episode 179
Breaking Bloody (Part 4.1) Fire and Spice
Episode 178
American Cider
Episode 177
The Future of Hospitality Education
Episode 175
Intro to Aquavit with Christian Krogstad
Episode 171
Gather Around Cocktails with Aaron Goldfarb
Episode 169
Breaking Bloody (Part III: Umami Tsunami)
Episode 167
Macchu Pisco with Melanie Asher
Episode 166
Give me Liberty and Give me a
Episode 165
Breaking Bloody (Part 2: Brian Bartels)
Episode 164
Kleos Mastiha with Effie Panagopoulos
Episode 162
Spirits of Latin America with Ivy Mix
Episode 161
Tales of the Cocktail 2020 with Caroline
Episode 160
Carbonadi Vodka with Ricky Miller

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