Like skyscrapers and kung-fu movie voice-overs, mixed drinks require perfectly calibrated proportions. Pour proportionately with today’s Groupon to Bartending Academy of Mill Creek. Choose between the following options:
- For $175, you get admission to a 40-hour mixology full certification course (a $495 value).
- For $45, you get admission to a bartending crash course (a $140 value).
Bartending Academy of Mill Creek instructs aspiring mixologists in the fine art of booze-blending through myriad courses to suit a variety of interests. The certification course boasts a variety of evening, weekday, and weekend class times, convenient both for office-job types and professional moon observers. In the certification course, libation-lovers can learn with a full bar, minus the actual liquors. Each student goes home with more than 150 recipes, encompassing new cocktails, classic drinks, and how to throw martinis at no-good leading men. Alternatively, first-timers can enroll in a bartending crash course, a five-hour lesson in drink history and pour techniques. Small class sizes ensure personalized attention.
Bartending School of Bothell
An extension of the Tacoma Bar Academy, the Bartending School of Bothell has educated students in the finer points of bartending and mixology for more than 35 years. Classes include a 40-hour bartending-certification program, which prepares aspiring tenders to take their place in the drink-slinging industry with lessons in bar etiquette, drink-making techniques, and more than 150 cocktail recipes. The professional classroom setup echoes that of an actual bar, allowing students to get a feel for each element’s proper place, from the sliced fruit and soda guns to the emergency manual that outlines exactly what to do should a horse, duck, and pirate walk in.