Though it's a good way to connect with others and a fundamental part of living near train tracks, pouring one’s heart out to strangers is an unsustainable career. Learn a more employable pour with today’s Groupon to BartenderOne. Choose between the following options:
- For $39, you get a three-hour Get Into The Spirit workshop (a $99 value).
- For $39, you get a three-hour Martini Madness workshop (a $99 value).
Workshops are held at My Condo Cocktail Lounge on Clarence Street.
BartenderOne offers expert guidance and hands-on lessons to help fledgling tipplers and sippers whip up premier potables. Soak up nectar knowledge from professional instructors and try first-hand drink stiffening at a three-hour workshop situated in real bar environs. The Get Into The Spirit bartending class teaches how to invigorate libations with luxurious flourishes. Learn to craft custom cocktails using the major spirit categories: vodka, rum, gin, whisky, tequila, and casper. Five cocktails will be whipped up behind a real bar with a spotlight on efficient and accurate service. By the end of the workshop, students will have acquired skills to make them as popular at parties as fondue fountains or seaworthy ice swans.
More narrowly focused than Get Into The Spirit, the Martini Madness workshop demystifies the enigmatic and versatile cocktail. Workshop participants take an oath on a sacred olive before untangling the fundamentals of martini construction, such as glass-chilling techniques and the nuances of different garnishes. Pupils have opportunities to practice making various breeds of the gin-based lifeform, such as the grenadine, the chocolate martini, and the vesper. Students leave with the secret knowledge necessary to sling world-class drinks, including the four essential questions to ask guests when they are ordering a martini and whether a bottle of vermouth that falls in a forest makes a sound if there is no one around to hear it.
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.