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 what you need to understand the fundamentals and make a few great drinks.
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.
Log back in anytime – you have lifetime access! Revisit the course anytime to refresh your memory.
Got a question? You’ll get direct email access to Julia, the instructor, for any questions you may have.
Fully mobile-responsive, so you can watch and learn on the go!
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.
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.
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!
Meet 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!
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. Details here.
I'm pretty knowledgeable about cocktails and bartending. Is this course for me?
What tools will I need to take this course?
I'm a picky drinker - does it make sense for me to take this course?
What is the format of the course?
Do I need to buy spirits or other ingredients before taking this course?
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.
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