If you're new to bartending, the sheer number and variety
of liquors that you see behind the bar may be overwhelming.
You might imagine that there are hundreds of completely
different recipes that you would need to learn to be
a bartender, and that each would have a trick or unusual
garnish that set it apart. You might imagine this, but
you'd be wrong - if you only learn to make the highball,
shaken cocktail, and stirred cocktail, you'll know the
basics of over 90% of all drinks you'd be asked to make
as a bartender.
This quick online course is designed to teach you how
to be a good enough mixologist that you could get a
job or just impress the heck out of your friends. Like
any new skill, some study is required, but the basics
of bartending are simple and powerful. We recommend
that you click through these links. And, if you see something interesting, grab a bottle or two and give it a try - reading alone will not give you the individual style that characterizes a great bartender. More importantly, if you aren't having
fun, take a break and find an audience. Mixing
drinks for crowds is both fun and satisfying.