$199 for a 40-Hour Professional Bartending Course at ABC Bartending School ($399 Value)

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Experienced mixologists impart bartending secrets as students shake up classic and popular drinks

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Expires Jun 5th, 2013. Limit 2 per person. Reservation required. 72hr cancellation notice required or $100 fee may apply. Must be 18 or older for classes; must be 19 to bartend in Arizona. Classes must be attended by the same person. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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$199 for a 40-Hour Professional Bartending Course ($399 Value)

ABC's experienced drink slingers lead professional bartending courses in classrooms equipped with fully operational beverage bodegas. During the 40-hour professional-bartending course, which takes place over the span of one–two weeks or two weekends, aspiring mixologists become familiar with bar equipment, such as soda guns, blenders, and speed racks, and learn tips for proper bar setup. After gaining tool know-how, students take a crash course on how to mix and pour more than 100 popular cocktails, delving into the different types of liquor and learning how to detect the difference between a vodka cranberry and a vodka vodka. Pupils will also soak up important facts regarding bar opening and closing procedures and methods for handling and managing monetary transactions. ABC's instructors prep protégés with job-hunting strategies, such as how to prepare a resumé, and all grads of the course enjoy membership to ABC schools nationwide and access to job-placement services.

ABC Bartending School

Taught behind fully functional bars, ABC Bartending School courses educate students in topics ranging from drink recipes and equipment setup to flair moves and alcohol awareness. The school also emphasizes employment; after graduation, students can take advantage of a nationwide job placement service to land gigs in Miami nightclubs, Las Vegas casinos, Scottsdale resorts, or the bar cars of Chicago's El trains.

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