Proper bartending technique is absolutely vital, as an improperly concocted sazerac is unappetizingly bitter, and a poorly prepared sake bomb quickly degrades into a working explosive. Prevent boozy blowups with today's Groupon: for $119, you get a full bartending course, which includes training, manuals, and certification (a $295 value) at The Academy of Professional Bartending School in New Rochelle.
Boasting a hands-on curriculum, top-of-the-line equipment, and a staff of real-life bartenders, The Academy of Professional Bartending transforms beginner barkeeps into master mixologists. Courses provide a cosmopolitan education, covering subjects such as advanced mixing techniques, history, ethics, and what to expect when a duck walks into a bar. The academy's postgraduate services include a lifetime job-placement program, as well as complimentary refresher courses to help libationists keep their skills sharp. Students benefit from learning in a training facility fully equipped with real glassware and garnishes, unlike the plastic props found at lesser institutions such as the University of Boston Sour. Check the schedule for a list of available class times, and call a week in advance to reserve your spot.
The Academy of Professional Bartending School
The instructors at The Academy of Professional Bartending School treat bartending like an art form. There are subtle nuances that go into pouring the perfect beer, crafting a cocktail, and handling the difficult situations that come up at the bar. The school covers these and other topics in three core classes: Mixology, TIPS (Training for Intervention Procedures), and Flair. Instructors and students work in a classroom that simulates a bar environment with a POS system, authentic bartending supplies, and real-world gravity. Upon graduation, additional training takes place at three working bars.
363 North Ave.
New Rochelle, New York 10801