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 From Two Options
- $45 for three-hour introduction to bartending and summer drinks class for one (a $150 value)
- $85 for three-hour introduction to bartending and summer drinks class for two (a $300 value)
After brushing up on basic liquor vocabulary, students spend two hours getting a feel for mixology by shaking up cocktails behind a real bar. Aspiring booze chefs learn the differences between the free-pour method and the shake-and-strain technique. Courses cover basic highballs, martinis, and Manhattans, along with terminology and communication skills necessary for handling customer requests. Classes run on Saturdays, and emphasize summer-style drinks.
Texas School of Bartenders
For 25 years, Texas School of Bartenders has minted professional-grade mix masters in its hands-on classes held in classrooms that simulate real bars. The school's training labs brims with 42 bar stations loaded with up-to-date equipment, including touchscreen registers and serving trays made of hover boards. Full 40-hour courses run throughout the day to accommodate people with designs on pursuing bartending as a career. Covering drink recipes, customer service, and mixing techniques, introductory crash courses throw students into bartending in the same way Spartans taught their children to swim—by throwing them into a shark tank.