How are Cocktail Enthusiasts Influencing the Cocktail Scene?

March 8th, 2018

We talk with Eric Kozlik from the Modern Bar Cart Podcast and Embitterment Bitters.

Eric’s podcast is interesting and well researched. We discuss bitters and the effect that hobbyist Bartenders are having on the cocktail industry as a whole.

It's the Bartender Journey Podcast #244!  Listen with the audio player on this page, or subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Android or Stitcher Radio.

Hazel is doing a FB live cocktail party using the Shaker and Spoon Cocktail Club’s “Kiss Me, I’m Whiskey” box.  So I hope you’ll tune in for the fun and check out the live event on our FB page. It’s Sunday March 11, 2018 at 5pm Eastern, please join in and make yourself a drink and help support the show! The bigger the numbers, the better when we go pitch this to potential sponsors! More details on our Facebook page.

Cocktail of the Week:

Snow Globe Mandarin Margarita

  • 2 oz Patron Silver
  • ¾ oz Grand Marnier
  • ¾ oz Lime Juice
  • ½ oz Mandarin Orange Juice
  • ½ - ¾ oz Simple Syrup
  • 4 drops Orange Bitters
  • 8 drops Sea Salt Saline Solution

Shake and serve up.


Last year I was honored to be chosen to take a trip to visit the Patron Hacienda.  That’s a trip that USBG members can apply for. You can hear all about that trip on show #202, (web site link), or look back in the podcast feed for the show titled Hacienda Patrón - Tequila from Farm to Glass (Apple podcast link).  I hope you’ll check that show out if you haven’t already.  There’s lots of great info in that show about how tequila is produced.

Eric Kozlik sent over a coupon code for our listeners - if you’d like to order some of the Embitterment Bitters use the code BARTENDERJOURNEY (all one word, not case sensitive), for 15% off your order.  That’s at

If you’d like to support this show, please check out our Patreon campaign.  All the info is at

Toast of the Week:

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