Bartending Basics by Small Batch Learning

Welcoming you to the world of bartending through the lens of the world's best hospitality groups.
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The major alcoholic drink categories, through 14 quick videos.
Essential definitions, raw materials and terms to help build a foundation knowledge in alcohol.
Basic bar skills focused on making great drinks.
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  • A thirst to learn about bartending and alcoholic beverages.


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Welcome to Bartending Basics, a consolidated video-only course based on Small Batch Learning's Bartender Level 1 course. As Udemy only allows video courses, there are elements to this course that are missing. For Full access, sign up to Small Batch Learning.

The videos in this course are designed to respect your time and intelligence, while offering a great base knowledge to introduce you to the major categories of alcoholic beverages, as well as some basic bars skills – shaking, straining, pouring, garnishes.

You can build further on your knowledge by completing Bartender Level 1, 2 and 3, which cover bartending & hospitality in depth, including category knowledge, product knowledge, skills, techniques, mental health, hospitality, up-selling, and an array of brand training courses. To access our full course library, visit Small Batch Learning to enroll (zero cost).

Our courses are used by the world's best hospitality organisations to train their teams, including Hyatt, Marriot and Merivale. Accessing our courses will give you insight into the expectations that reputable employers have of their staff.

This course specifically covers the following topics with rapid-fire videos (under 2 minutes each):

  • Fermentation & distillation

  • Beer

  • Wine

  • Vodka

  • Gin

  • Whisky

  • American Whiskey

  • World Whisky

  • Tequila

  • Brandy

  • Cognac

  • Sparkling Wine

  • Vermouth

  • Liqueurs

Who this course is for:

  • Bartenders.
  • Hospitality staff.
  • Consumers interested in furthering their understanding of alcoholic drinks.
  • Learners interested in starting work in hospitality.

Course content

2 sections22 lectures30m total length
  • Fermentation & Distillation in 90 Seconds
  • Beer in 90 Seconds
  • Wine in 90 Seconds
  • Sparkling Wine in 90 Seconds
  • Vodka in 90 Seconds
  • Whisky in 90 Seconds
  • American Whiskey in 90 Seconds
  • World Whisky in 90 Seconds
  • Brandy in 90 Seconds
  • Cognac in 90 Seconds
  • Gin in 90 Seconds
  • Tequila in 90 Seconds
  • Liqueurs in 90 Seconds
  • Vermouth in 90 Seconds
  • Alcoholic Beverages Level 1
    10 questions


Co-founder at Small Batch Learning
Duncan Campbell
  • 4.7 Instructor Rating
  • 112 Reviews
  • 1,301 Students
  • 1 Course

A hospitality veteran with 15 years experience in bar operations & employee training.

I co-founded a hospitality training platform called Small Batch Learning – on a mission to bring zero cost training to bartenders & hospitality staff around the world

We work with some of the world's most recognisable hospitality businesses in training their team on elevating guest experience in bars, restaurants & hotels in Australia, the United Kingdom, the United States, China, Singapore, and many other countries & regions.