Like baking a cake, mixing a drink requires precise measurements and the wisdom to not ingest so much of the product that you ruin Great-Grandma’s 100th birthday. Concoct with sagacity thanks to today’s Groupon to New York School of Bartending on Staten Island. Choose between the following options:
- For $69, you get a three-hour basic Bartending Bootcamp class (a $175 value).
- For $125, you get an eight-hour advanced Bartending Bootcamp class (a $295 value).<p>
Classes are available every Saturday from November–January, with three-hour classes running from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and eight-hour classes running from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The experienced instructors of the New York School of Bartending teach their pupils the fine art of mixology from their professional-grade classroom. Students line up behind the realistic bar stations, manipulating real liquor bottles filled with simulated spirits, eight-button soda guns, and glassware to produce standbys such as gin and tonics, rum and cokes, and room-temperature vodka served in a snow globe. Special-effect lighting and a thumping sound system accustom classmates to mixing drinks in a nightclub atmosphere, whereas garnish trays brim with simulated fruit that help replicate nightclub-ready libations. Students beguiled by their taste of the bartender lifestyle may also seek further certification courses (not included with today’s deal), where they’ll learn to dispense sage advice to world-weary customers, easily identified by their stained and crumpled top hats.
990 Bay St.
Staten Island, New York 10305