Want to make great cocktails?

Introducing Bar Basics – the simplified online video course that will teach you the basics of making great cocktails from home – in less than two hours!

You don’t need a handlebar moustache, flannel shirt and ironic tattoos to make yourself a delicious cocktail after a long day at work.

There is so much information out there about cocktails, bartending and mixology, that it can be daunting for beginners who just want to make a few tasty drinks at home.

This course is designed to be a streamlined introduction to cocktails – giving you just waht you need to understand the fundamentals and make a few great drinks.

 

Introducing

 

Bar Basics

How to Make Great Cocktails at Home

A simplified video course to get you from “Rum and Coke”
to “Classic Margarita” in under two hours.

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HD Video

Course lessons are taught via high quality video, with interactive quizzes and extra resources to help you along.
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Quizzes

Test yourself with no-pressure quizzes to check your understanding along the way.
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Cheat Sheet

Course includes a cheat sheet that’ll help you make hundreds of drinks (without memorizing a thing!)
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Forever Access

Log back in anytime – you have lifetime access! Revisit the course anytime to refresh your memory.

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Support

Got a question? You’ll get direct email access to Julia, the instructor, for any questions you may have.

Mobile-Ready

Fully mobile-responsive, so you can watch and learn on the go!

Great production quality, good pacing, and excellent comprehensive information about cocktails. I like that it got down to business and didn’t draw things out. Glad to be a cocktail ninja now! Amechi A.

Course Outline

What’s a Cocktail Anyway?

Nowadays we use the word “cocktail” to describe pretty much any drink – but this wasn’t always the case! This brief introduction will kick off the course with a bit of history and some information about the absolute basics.

Cocktail Ingredients

What are the common ingredients you’ll find in cocktails? What purposes do they serve, and how do you choose which to buy?

How do the Ingredients Work Together?

Not all ingredient combinations work well together – in this section we’re discussing the concept of “balance” and flavor, and I’ll give you some tips for tweaking a cocktail that doesn’t come out quite the way you like it.

Bar Techniques and Tools

What tools do you need and how do you use them? In this section I’ll explain common bar tools, show you how to use each one, and make a few suggestions for tool substitutes you probably already have in your kitchen.

Making Cocktails

This is the fun part! In this section we’ll actually walk through five cocktail recipes, each demonstrating a different style of cocktail. Once you’ve made these five, you’ll be able to make hundreds more!

Ready to start making delicious cocktails at home?

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Julia TunstallMeet Your Instructor

I’m Julia Tunstall, Co-Founder of A Bar Above.com

Five years ago, I married my now-husband, a career bartender. At the time, I only knew how to make a Rum and Coke (but it took years before I’d admit that to him!) About a year later, he and I teamed up to start this website, A Bar Above.

It wasn’t long before I realized that the complicated world of fancy cocktails was actually not that complicated at all! With a few basic techniques and a couple cocktail recipes under my belt, I could make a decent cocktail whenever I felt like it. Trust me, I was surprised too!

I created this course to help “normal folks” understand the basics, so you can go home and make yourself a cocktail after a long day at work – without stressing out, googling it or watching dozens of YouTube videos. This course is designed to give you enough information to make drinks easily but NOT to drown you in detail. I hope you’ll consider joining us so you can start making your own tasty drinks in just a couple of hours!

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100% Satisfaction Guarantee

I created this course because I believe everyone deserves a great drink (without always paying full-bar price!) It’s my sincere hope that you’ll enjoy the course and find it valuable, and that you’ll be making your own cocktails at home in no time.

If you are unsatisfied for any reason at all, you can contact me within 30 days and I’ll give you a free refund – no questions asked.

FAQ’s

I'm pretty knowledgeable about cocktails and bartending. Is this course for me?

While you’ll probably still learn a thing or two, this course is really designed for absolute beginners – so you probably won’t benefit that much. Consider taking a look at our advanced course instead.

What tools will I need to take this course?

You don’t need any tools at all! Even if you choose to follow along at home, I’ve provided some suggestions for ways you can use common kitchen items in the place of fancy bar tools. If you already have some bar tools, we’ll be using: a cocktail shaker, citrus squeezer, strainer, mixing glass and bar spoon.

I'm a picky drinker - does it make sense for me to take this course?

You don’t need any tools at all! Even if you choose to follow along at home, I’ve provided some suggestions for ways you can use common kitchen items in the place of fancy bar tools. If you already have some bar tools, we’ll be using: a cocktail shaker, citrus squeezer, strainer, mixing glass and bar spoon.

What is the format of the course?

This course is made up of video lessons, with a few quizzes along the way to check your progress. Some lessons also have supplemental PDF downloads or bonus links for additional reading.

Do I need to buy spirits or other ingredients before taking this course?

You won’t need anything at all to take the course, and I would recommend watching it once all the way through without buying anything yet. At the end I provide a guide to help you choose good quality spirits at a reasonable price point. If you do want to follow along in the last section when we’re making cocktails, I do provide a shopping list for everything you’ll need.

How long will it take to complete?

We’ve tried to keep this as “short and sweet” as possible, and it should be possible to complete the full course in under two hours.

See you inside - cheers!

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