It never hurts to know your way around a bar. But unlike a TV bar like Cheers, a gregarious disposition and knowing everybody's name does not a bartender make.
There's actually a lot more that goes into slinging drinks like Tom Cruise than a quick pour or an umbrella on top. The average cocktail requires about four ingredients to make — and one slip up in the ratio can be all the difference between a satisfied customer and getting a drink thrown back in your face. Or even, something far worse.
Even for amateurs who aren't looking for a career in bartending, there are a lot of advantages to having a solid command of wine and spirits. With the knowledge found in The Mixologist & Budding Bartender Bundle, you might even find you have what it takes to be the center of any party or get-together, dazzling all with your prowess.
The collection features nine courses, each covering a different corner of the wine and liquor world. For each family of beverages, the training doesn't just explore how much ice to use or how to attain the proper drink balance. This coursework examines the actual properties of different spirits, giving students a thorough understanding of each variety so they don't use grasp how a certain drink works, but why it works.
With this training, students will rise from novice to expert in an amazingly short time with the talent to even create some amazing drink masterpieces of their own.
From bourbons and rye to brandy and gin, these courses go deep inside it all, including buying and flavor guides keying on the strengths and weaknesses of each type.
If you're interested in tequila and mezcal, you'll delve into the history and learn some amazing recipes. If your tastes run toward the Orient, there's a complete exploration of sake. Or if you appreciate a sweet sting to your booze, you can find out a full survey of rums and how to wipe up all kinds of tasty concoctions.
There's also a breakdown here on serving wines and even the secondary flavoring agent cordials that could be the ultimate secret weapon to any drink.
Each course here is a $49.99 value separately, but with this offer, you can explore the entire mixology world for only $29.97, just over $3 per course.
Prices are subject to change.