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.
$45 for a Three-Hour Introduction to Bartending Class ($150 Value)
After brushing up on basic liquor vocabulary, students spend two hours getting a feel for mixology by shaking up cocktails behind a real bar. Aspiring booze chefs learn the differences between the free-pour method and the shake-and-strain technique. Courses cover basic highballs, martinis, and Manhattans, along with terminology and communication skills necessary for handling customer requests. Classes run on Saturdays.
Our customers loved this deal last year, earning Texas School of Bartenders a spot on Groupon's Best of 2011 list.
Texas School of Bartenders
For 25 years, Texas School of Bartenders has minted professional-grade mix masters in its hands-on classes held in classrooms that simulate real bars. The school's training labs brims with 42 bar stations loaded with up-to-date equipment, including touchscreen registers and serving trays made of hover boards. Full 40-hour courses run throughout the day to accommodate people with designs on pursuing bartending as a career. Covering drink recipes, customer service, and mixing techniques, introductory crash courses throw students into bartending in the same way Spartans taught their children to swim—by throwing them into a shark tank.