Given that it’s the 4th of July/Independence Day, which for us at Speaking Easy, lasts about 2 weeks (sleeveless tees and hot dog eating contests? SIGN ME UP), we really didn’t wanna be inside record when there is FREEDOM TO SPREAD. Luckily, our friend Eric Kozlik started a podcast, allowing us to post that episode for our own episode #081.
First, we interviewed Eric way back during episode #035 to talk about bitters (including his company’s line of bitters), cocktail philosophy, and even a little poetry. He’s been one of the best friends of the podcast that we’ve had, and we’ve enjoyed a few drinks outside of recording.
We always have a good time talking to Eric and so when he asked us to appear in the first full episode of his new show, The Modern Bar Cart Podcast, we jumped right in (Eric and his team will be launching a full business line through their site https://www.modernbarcart.com/ super soon. Get that page bookmarked!).
On this episode, we talk to Eric about:
- What we’ve been up to
- What we’ve been drinking
- How to pretend to be a cocktail expert (we really are the best actors you’ve ever seen)
- Truly, the joys of home bartending
- And, true to form in our previous conversations with Eric, we invent a new term, the “Zone of Proximal Drinking,” for which we should surely get a patent and a line of t-shirts and bumper decals going (we’re looking at you, Silent Tyler!)
We’re so excited for this new venture, and the new business that Eric and his partners have started. They can surely count the Speaking Easy Crew as early fans. You can find them at their website, https://www.modernbarcart.com/, on Facebook, on Twitter, and on Instagram.
Since this episode is all about us, here is the rundown of our answers to the questions asked of every guest on the Modern Bar Cart show:
What is your favorite cocktail?
Jordan: Vieux Carre
What is your favorite spirit?
Jordan: For cocktails, Rye. For sipping, Bourbon.
Alex: For cocktails, Rye. For sipping, Scotch.
If you could have a cocktail with any person, past or present, who would it be and what would you drink?
Jordan: George Washington, and we’d drink punch made by Martha Washington