An in-depth knowledge of inebriants can enliven humdrum dinner parties, just as an in-depth knowledge of dynamite fishing can enliven foundering job interviews. Give palates an executive education with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $65 for a 4-hour intro to mixology lesson (a $150 value)
- $299 for a 32-hour bartending course (up to a $645 value), which can be fit into one or two weeks<p>
See the schedule for specific class times. Mixology lessons start at the same times as bartending classes, and are essentially the first four hours of the longer course; they will acquaint neophytes with bar setup, the fundamentals of pouring and mixing drinks, and how to differentiate brandy snifters from Cinderella slippers. Alternatively, the 32-hour bartending course delves into everything from drink presentation and knowledge of wine and beer taxonomies to efficiency and customer-service skills. Pupils graduate with a diploma and TABC certification, authorizing them to legally peel beer labels from their bottles while working professionally.
JC Bartending Academy
For more than 14 years, the drink alchemists of JC Bartending Academy have handled drink-slinging duties for private events, using skills that they pass on to amateurs during the school's hands-on classes. With more than 100 certified professional mixologists on staff, no drink recipe is out of bounds as each glassful and dazzles students or sippers during bartending classes. Beneath rows of colorful bottles at a working bar, trainers splash together the basic staples of typical watering holes as well as more complex cocktails. The fully functional bar prepares students fully to prep drinks, wield a soda gun, and pick bubbles out of soda for finicky billionaires. To augment the educational services, the school also provides job-placement services, bartending phone apps, and information on certifications.