From Our Editors
The instructors at San Francisco Bartending Academy know how important it is for their students to be able to make any popular cocktail. After all, they designed their 21-hour Bartending 101 course to help students get bartending jobs when they graduate. The teachers understand that knowing how to mix sought-after drinks isn't the only component to a successful career, though. That's why they also cover how to follow proper etiquette, cut garnishes, and polish the bar with bowling alley wax to make slinging drinks way easier.
In Mixology 101 classes, on the other hand, students learn more than just how to make drinks. With a burgeoning understanding of how different flavor notes complement each other, they'll actually create their own. Along the way, they'll also rustle up eight staple cocktails and sample exotic cordials.
No matter which course they choose, students get to learn behind a real bar in San Francisco. To boot, all of the instructors are active bartenders who have at least 10 years of experience in the industry.