Bartending and Mixology 101

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Course Description

Do you love making people happy, making friends, and being the life of the party? Do you mind having other people take you into their confidence and trust you with their best evenings? Do you enjoy the difference between how things taste on the palette and don't mind staying up late into the evening? Bartending is for you. This course will give you the knowledge to join the ranks of one of the world's most respected professions and one with never a dull moment. From the basics of what you need to start out to how to excel at the craft, this course will leave you in the know.

A typical bartending guidebook simply gives you a set of drink recipes, but we all know that each bartender has their own take on most drinks. We mix to our own preferences, or the preferences of our patrons. So what you really need to know is how things mix well together, how to keep your customers safe, and how to keep them tipping! That's the goal of this course--to give you what you really need to know, and prepare you for that all-star position!

Do you know the difference between a highball and a lowball?

How are Shirley Temples and Roy Rogers the same? How are they di

Where should liqueurs and cordials be stored?

Knowing the answers to these questions and the many others you'll explore in Bartending 101 are essential to your overall bartending success whether your aims serve personal or professional purposes.
And the best part of this course is that it doesn't just aim to be a how to manual for the bartending career ladder. Its just as effective if your goals are a bit smaller in scope, like trying to impress dinner guests and social acquaintances or orchestrate corporate parties and events.

This class is conveniently self-paced, so you don't have to reschedule work or personal events in order to make the grade. After seven lessons, you'll have gained the skills and insights needed to transform yourself into a brilliant bartender.

Enrollment is continuous, so there's no reason to put it off any longer. Act now and you can take the mystery out of mixology.

Bartending 101 is an informational course (which basically means that it doesn't offer any licenses or certifications) geared towards anyone interested in improving personal or professional bartending skills. Although the course is open to anybody thats interested in mastering the essentials of bartending, if you're considering it professionally, you'll need to be at least 21 years old.

 This course is a great choice for people who are self-motivating and able to stay on task without a whole lot of active participation from the class or teacher.

Bartending 101 is broken down into seven separate classes that center around five primary goals:

  1. Familiarizing you with the rules and guidelines surrounding alcohol awareness in your state.
  2. Teaching you how to set up your bar from where different bottles and brands go to which glass you should use.
  3. Learning the differences between the drinks most especially the variations in alcoholic content.
  4. Providing you with a wide variety of drink recipes more than enough to keep your customers and/or guests happy.
  5. Arming you with a vast array of employment tips and tricks that you can use to gain a competitive edge in your local bartending arena.

Its an all-inclusive course, which means that all of the materials you'll need to  pass are included in the lessons, links and assignments provided. Whether you dream of owning your own bar or night club, putting yourself through college or simply wowing your guests with a cocktail party they'll (hopefully) remember, Bartending 101 is the way to ensure that you can make it happen.

Bartending skills always have been and always will be in demand. Before you know it, you'll have all that you need to start splashing out daiquiris, martinis, screwdrivers and Harvey Wallbangers until your hearts content!

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    Course Lessons

    Average Lesson Rating:
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    (1,685 votes)

    Lesson One: Alcohol Awareness

    Perhaps the most important role of the barkeep is to walk the line between casual drinking and extreme intoxication. 41 Total Points
    • Lesson 1 Video A
    • Lesson 1 Video B
    • Lesson 1 Video C
    • Review 3 Articles: Drink Dictionary; Hangover Remedies; Bartender Terminology
    • Take Survey: Reasons for Taking this Course
    • Complete: Lesson 1 Assignment
    • Complete: Lesson 1 Exam

    Lesson Two: Bar Essentials - Alcohol

    Here is a selection of alcohols any bartender should have on hand and know how to use, and terms you'll need to know. 55 Total Points
    • Lesson 2 Video A
    • Lesson 2 Video B
    • Review 3 Articles: Bar stock; Home Bar Essentials; Essential Spirits and Mixers to Stock in Your Bar
    • Complete: Lesson 2 Exam

    Lesson Three: Bar Essentials - Additional Requirements

    In addition to types of alcohol, you're going to need some items to throw into the mix in order to create a good number of frequently ordered drinks. 0 Total Points
    • Lesson 3 Video
    • Review 3 Articles: Virgin Drinks/ non-alcoholic drinks; Glassware; 10 Essentials to Keep a Stocked Bar

    Lesson Four: Cocktails

    If you're in a nightclub, that may be all that is available to you; but cocktails run the gamut in terms of their unique and wonderful mixtures and flavors. 61 Total Points
    • Lesson 4 Video A
    • Lesson 4 Video B
    • Lesson 4 Video C
    • Lesson 4 Video D
    • Lesson 4 Video E
    • Review 4 Articles: HighBall Drink Recipes; Frozen Drink Recipes; Lowball Drinks; The Difference Between Highball and Lowball Glasses
    • Complete: Lesson 4 Assignment
    • Complete: Lesson 4 Exam (Highballs)
    • Complete: Lesson 4 Exam - Various Drink Types

    Lesson Five: Beer, Wine, and Heated Drinks

    Beer is generally much lower in alcoholic content than liquor, and is consumed in larger quantities. 52 Total Points
    • Lesson 5 Video A
    • Lesson 5 Video B
    • Review 2 Articles: Library of Recipes; Types of Beer
    • Review 2 Videos: Beer: The Perfect Pour; How to Pour Beer the Right Way
    • Complete: Lesson 5 Assignment
    • Complete: Lesson 5 Exam

    Lesson Six: Types of Establishments

    Alcohol is served in a variety of venues, each of which has their own norms, client types, and other characteristics. Here are some of them. 0 Total Points
    • Lesson 6 Video

    Lesson Seven: Employment

    Bartending is one of those professions that very often leads to business ownership, especially as bar culture is so tied to generational differences. 157 Total Points
    • Lesson 7 Video
    • Review 2 Articles: Online Community of Bartenders; Bartender Employment
    • Take Poll: Final Course Poll - Your Opinion
    • Take Survey: Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course)
    • Complete: Lesson 7 Assignment
    • Complete: Final Exam
    Total Course Points

    Learning Outcomes

    By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
    • Summarize the symptoms, affect, and relavent laws regarding alcohol consumption.
    • Describe the essentials of the bar.
    • Summarize how to make highball drinks.
    • Summarize how to make lowballs.
    • Summarize the various procedures of making other drinks.
    • Describe how to mix, poor and serve shooters, floaters, wine and champagne, beer and coffee drinks.
    • Summarize the best methods to land a job, and
    • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

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    Course Title: Bartending and Mixology 101
    Course Number: 8900208
    Course Requirements: View Course Requirements
    Lessons Rating: 4.7 / 5 Stars (1,685 votes)
    Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
    Course Type: How To (Self-Paced, Online Class)
    CEU Value: 0.3 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
    CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
    Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.
    Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
    Instructor: UniversalClass Staff Instructors
    Syllabus: View Syllabus
    Duration: Continuous: Enroll anytime!
    Course Fee: $50.00 (no CEU Certification) || with Online CEU Certification: $75.00

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    Student Testimonials

    • "Everyone should take this course, because people should know how tough bartenders have it." -- Kenneth C.
    • "Thank you. I learned alot. And you made it enjoyable to learn on line." -- Lynn C.
    • "The instructor was of great to help me." -- Parnesh G.
    • "The [part] that I found most helpful was pretty much all of it. It was well explained and easy to understand. Found it very interesting....I was really pleased that I took this course. It was really helpful and interesting." -- Shannon C.