Bartender One @ College Street Bar

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In a Nutshell

Workshops introduce students to the fundamentals of bartending, either teaching them to create cocktails or blind taste vodkas or whiskeys

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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 Between Two Options

  • $39 for a Get Into The Spirit workshop (a $99 value)
  • $69 for either a Master of Whiskey or Master of Vodka workshop (a $149 value)

Get Into The Spirit workshops give guests the skills to make popular cocktails with each of the five major spirits: vodka, gin, rum, whiskey, and tequila. Attendees practice their skills behind a real bar, and lessons conducted by expert instructors are open to everyone from seasoned professional bartenders to casual enthusiasts with no prior experience.

The Master of Whisk(e)y workshop begins with a blind tasting of single malts and blended whiskeys from Ireland, Scotland, Canada, and the United States. After learning about the distinctive flavours that characterize each region, students make cocktails that complement and accentuate those flavours. Similarly, the Master of Vodka workshop begins with a blind tasting of seven vodkas, each hailing from a different region and produced from different raw ingredients. This helps guests identify the spirits they like based on their own tastes and preferences and not the sway of traditional media and advertisements.

Bartender One Corp.

Gavin has been working and teaching behind the bar for almost 20 years, making drinks in 14 countries across 5 continents. His experiences inspired him to design and teach programs for home enthusiasts to create cocktails at their own parties, and to train students to secure professionally and financially rewarding positions in the hospitality industry almost immediately after graduation.

As Bartender One Corp.’s CEO, Gavin and his team of professional mixologists and bar chefs helped design a curriculum based on interviews of bar, lounge, club, and banquet-facility owners. The certification courses still teach students to make a number of trendy and classic cocktails, but they emphasize the kinds of customer-service, cash-handling, and break-dancing skills that employers value. Instructors also train their small groups of students outside of a typical classroom environment, giving attendees experience behind an actual bar as opposed to a staged set. Additionally, Bartender One Corp. gives its graduates a leg up by sending weekly emails with new job opportunities.

Customer Reviews

The course was lots of fun. Just serious enough to give you a taste of demanding the job can be but light enough to allow it to be fun.
Catherine B. · April 3, 2017
Loved the workshop. Class was entertaining and educational.
Shanthi · November 15, 2016
Very informative, and so much fun! My class had 20 people and we all got the opportunity to mix real drinks. Great tips & tricks from our instructor Wes, loved playing with fire :)
Rhonda C. · June 25, 2016

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