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 this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $249 for a 90-minute mobile cocktail-making class ($500 value)
- $299 for a three-hour mobile basic-bartending workshop ($600 value)
- $399 for a three-day mobile master-bartender course ($800 value)
In at-home or on-location sessions, cocktail-making classes help beginners become the masters of their home bar by teaching them how to make five classic cocktails, which they get to enjoy after creating. On the other hand, basic-bartending classes teach students the fundamentals of becoming a great bartender. The master-bartender class steps things up a notch by turning amateurs into certified bartenders by focusing on the skills and including the necessary paperwork.
Cocktail Glasses: A Design for Every Drink
Cocktails are more prevalent than ever, all of which may be served within a specific type of glass. Check out Groupon’s guide to the stemware of spirits.
Beyond their abilities to shake, stir, and make frothy egg whites sound appetizing, bartenders know exactly which kind of glass is appropriate for any cocktail. Glasses come in all shapes and sizes, each designed to enhance the particular properties of the drink within. Here's a rundown of the variations you'll most likely encounter:
Flute: Tall, slender, curvy, and elegant, the iconic flute makes drinking champagne look classy, but it serves a dual purpose: the thin design helps break up the gas in the drink, showcasing the effervescence as you hold it.
Coupe: Champagne bubbles also thrive within the coupe—a small, wide-mouthed bowl with a thick stem. The design suits small cocktails as well, especially manhattans (served up, of course).
Collins: Tall and narrow, the Collins glass is typically meant for drinks served on ice with a lot of soda, such as a Long Island iced tea or a Coke spiked with Pepsi.
Highball: Smaller than the Collins glass but still tall, the highball is one of the most common cocktail glasses, since its shape suits most simple mixed drinks, from gin and tonics to screwdrivers.
Old Fashioned: Also called a rocks glass, the Old Fashioned is a short and squat tumbler ideal for the drinks that share its namesakes—spirits served over ice or an old fashioned itself.
Martini: Another all-too-familiar sight, the martini glass's shallow, cone-shaped bowl keeps ingredients from separating, which is especially useful for chilled, strained drinks such as martinis and gimlets.
Snifter: Featuring a tall, wide bowl atop a comically short stem, the snifter's design serves two functions: its large volume traps the aroma of the drink—particularly brandy—from escaping, and it forces the drinker to hold it by the bowl instead of the stem, naturally warming the spirit with the heat from their bionic hand.