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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 book will leave you in the know.

The regular 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 we know our patrons have. 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 allstar position you know your ready for in this fascinating industry.

Course Requirements

This course will not require you to have previous experience in any particular area but you should have a high school reading level. No books will be required.

Course Topics


Lesson One: Alcohol Awareness

Lesson Two: Bar Essentials Alcohol

Lesson Three: Bar Essentials Additional Requirements

Lesson Four: Cocktails

Lesson Five: Beer, Wine, and Heated Drinks

Lesson Six: Types of Establishments

Lesson Seven: Employment

Course Materials

All course materials is provided in this class. There is no need to buy additional resources.

Grading Policy

   Several lessons will include a written assignment that will directly apply what you have learned.

A brief 25 pt. quiz will follow each lesson. Students will successfully complete this course by mastering all learning outcomes with 70% or higher overall grade.

Learning Outcomes

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

Assessment Guide

Assessment Points
Lesson 1 Assignment1
Lesson 1 Exam40
Lesson 2 Exam55
Lesson 4 Assignment1
Lesson 4 Exam (Highballs)35
Lesson 4 Exam - Various Drink Types25
Lesson 5 Assignment2
Lesson 5 Exam50
Lesson 7 Assignment2
Final Exam155
Total Points:366

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