Like baking a cake, mixing a drink requires precise measurements and the restraint to not ingest so many ingredients that you ruin your own birthday party. Become a power-mixer with today's Groupon to A List Startenders. Choose between the following options:
- For $69, you get a 4-hour mixology class (a $159 value).
- For $199, you get a 40-hour bartending certification course (a $595 value).
A List Startenders’ experienced cocktail-slingers teach their students the fine art of drinksmanship both in the classroom and in a professional-grade bartending training area. Four-hour mixology courses imbue alcohol amateurs with the basic skills of the craft, such as mixing, shaking, pouring, and straining. The instructors share recipes for signature cocktails, as well as romantic themed drinks for couples, such as martinis enhanced with distilled love poems. Students can attend sessions at 2 p.m. on Saturday or Sunday.
The 40-hour certification course—spanning a flexible schedule of two weeks on weekdays—instills up to 12 pouring pupils with the knowledge and skills to operate in a bar environment, such as quickly completing drink orders and taking sage advice from a teleprompter beneath the bar. Lessons begin in the classroom, where an interactive SmartBoard aids instructors in imparting trade lingo and drink recipes. The class then moves to the full bar training grounds, replete with glassware, dozens of liquor bottles, and bar equipment, such as soda guns, shakers, and garnishes. Upon completion of the course, certified students receive aggressive job-placement assistance to embark on their new career path, allowing them to finally quit a boring day job as a clown paleontologist.
A List Startenders
In the high-tech classroom and professional-grade bartending training area, A List Startenders’ experienced cocktail slingers teach their students the fine art of drinksmanship and watering-hole etiquette. They pilot 40-hour Comprehensive Certification courses and shorter Essential Mixology tutorials, instilling pupils with the necessary knowledge and skills, such as quickly completing drink orders, bolstering cocktails with fresh fruit, and taking sage advice from the teleprompter beneath the bar, to operate in a bar environment. They often begin lessons in the well-equipped classroom—where an interactive Smart board aids in imparting trade lingo and drink recipes—before venturing to the full-bar training ground, replete with glassware, dozens of liquor bottles, and bar equipment, including soda guns, shakers, and garnishes. Upon completion of a course, certified students receive aggressive job-placement assistance to embark on their new career path.