TEQUILA & MEZCAL - ESSENTIALS IN BARTENDING & COCKTAILS
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TEQUILA & MEZCAL - ESSENTIALS IN BARTENDING & COCKTAILS

Mastering Alcohol, Mixology, Pairing & Enjoying Life’s Finer Things
3.6 (20 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
621 students enrolled
Created by Carlos Batista
Last updated 6/2020
English
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This course includes
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 6 articles
  • 2 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Learn all 5 types of Tequila
  • Tequila Flavor identification
  • How to taste and analyze Tequila using the professional method
  • Tequila Production methods & regions
  • Differences between Tequila & Mezcal
  • Learn all 3 types of Mezcal
  • Mezcal production & flavors
  • Ability to pair straight Tequila of all types & Tequila cocktails with food
  • Tequila and Mezcal's history & origins
  • Cocktail mixing with Tequila/Mezcal and Tequila Selection
  • Over 40 Tequila based cocktail recipes beyond just the typical Margarita
  • Legal Standards of Tequila and Mezcal
Requirements
  • No existing alcohol or Tequila knowledge is required
  • All individuals wishing to drink alcohol must be of legal age where they reside This course does not condone underage drinking in any capacity.
  • Students are encouraged to sample Tequila throughout this course, but no specialist equipment is required beyond the spirit to enjoy
Description

With knowledge on the many different types and flavors of Tequila & Mezcal, one can be confident in making a selection, recommending for others to enjoy or blend with other ingredients to make wonderful cocktails.

Here we explain, clearly & concisely, all that’s needed to fully understand these types of Spirits and how to serve them properly.

In this course you'll learn its humble beginnings as an alcohol called Pulque, to the 5 different types of Tequila. What's Mezcal? You'll learn that also. We'll dispel the myth that Tequila has a worm in it, and what flavors you can detect in the various styles. Production methods and history, to what can be paired with Tequila straight or in cocktails; to the different types of Mezcal, and so much more.

This course reviews:

  • Standards of Tequila & Mezcal

  • Tequila Types

  • Mezcal Types

  • Production

  • Legally Recognized Regions

  • Flavors & Aromas found in Tequila & Mezcal

  • Different Mezcal Styles - (Aged in Glass, Pechuga etc...)

  • Professional Tasting method

  • Tequila Buying Guide

  • Pairing Tequila with Food

  • Legal Standards

  • And for full rounded education, the History of Tequila

* Bonus Lecture - Wine, Spirits, Cocktails & Beer Glassware Recommendations

With the addition of a pairing and recipe guide supplement, with over 40 cocktail recipes, you'll be an expert in Tequila and Mezcal in no time. This course is great for novices into the world of Tequila and Mezcal, to those with advanced knowledge.

Class is in Session. Drink Up!

Who this course is for:
  • Anyone interested in alcohol
  • Those who enjoy Tequila wanting advanced knowledge for better selection & enjoyment
  • Those who want to learn about Mezcal
  • Those who want the ability to taste alcohol using the professional method
  • Bartenders, Mixologists & Servers
Course content
Expand all 16 lectures 01:41:00
+ WELCOME TO TEQUILA
1 lecture 02:19

Welcome to the world of Tequila & Mezcal. Wonderful spirits; let's get started.

Preview 02:19
+ TEQUILA TYPES & CATEGORIES
1 lecture 07:56

Thought that all tequila was just either clear or not? There's so much to this spirit that you'd never know. Ages, Colors, Flavors... Here you'll learn more than you thought about this south of the border friend.

Types Mixtos and 100% agave are the two basic categories of tequila. Mixtos use at least 51% agave with other sugars, including glucose and fructose, for the rest of the fermentable sugars. In the case of 100% agave tequila, plata or blanco has a stronger taste with the bold flavors of distilled agave. Añejo and Reposado varieties tend to be smoother, subtler and more complex. As is the case with other cask-aged alcohols, tequila takes on the flavors of the wood used so some of the alcoholic harshness can be mitigated. The primary flavor distinction in the case of 100% agave tequila is that of the base ingredient, which tends to be more vegetal than grain spirits (whiskey, gin, or vodka for example) and has a more complex flavor. 
 
 

Preview 07:56
+ MEZCAL
4 lectures 19:01

Worm in my Tequila?! That's not quite right. You may think you knew what that Tequila was. It may have been Mezcal you were thinking of. 

Preview 03:09

Mezcal has many specifications. Here you'll learn about the 3 different types of Mezcal and what separates them from each other. Flavor profiles of different styles are also reviewed. 

Preview 06:32

Styles of Mezcal include:

  • Aged in Glass

  • Añejo

  • Blend

  • Con Gusano

  • Crema

  • Cristalino

  • Ensamble

  • Extra Añejo

  • Joven

  • Pechuga

  • Reposado


Here we’ll review each of the above styles of Mezcal, and a little information about a brand of each type.

STYLES OF MEZCAL
07:39

Here's some of the most important agaves when it comes to Mezcal. Get to know them a little here.

MEZCAL AGAVE
01:41
+ FLAVORS, MIXING & PAIRING
2 lectures 13:29

There's so much to this spirit than just taking shots and trying to get it down. There's so many subtle flavors that will learn to discern here. Also, you'll learn the professional method of tasting Tequila. This method can be used for all spirits as well. 

Only by knowing flavors will you be able to mix properly balanced cocktails. 

Preview 09:31

Pairing any alcohol with food can be challenging; especially if you're not really familiar with Tequila. Here you'll get pairing techniques that work with any Tequila and food and can be used to help learn how to pair with other spirits and alcohol. 

The recipe guide is full of over 40 Tequila cocktail recipes that you never knew existed along with pairing recommendations. Be sure not to miss it. 

Preview 03:58
+ TEQUILA BRANDS, REGIONS & FLAVORS - HIGHLANDS/LOS ALTOS vs. LOWLANDS/EL VALLE
2 lectures 08:49

Ever wonder what's the difference between Highland and Lowland Tequila ? Maybe you didn't even know there were regions. There's typical flavors associated with each area. Here we'll learn a little about that. Also, some popular brands of Tequila and which region they're from.

TEQUILA REGIONS & FLAVORS - HIGHLANDS/LOS ALTOS vs. LOWLANDS/EL VALLE
03:12

Here's a list of  recommended Tequilas with some tasting notes at different price points to try.

TEQUILA BUYING GUIDE
05:37
+ PRODUCTION
1 lecture 04:39

All of the planting, care, and harvesting of agave requires physical manual effort. The cultivation process has not been changed by the use of modern farm technology. The men that harvest and cultivate agave traditionally are called jimadores. They have a deep familiarity with the best ways to cultivate the plants by using practices that have been passed down through the centuries. 

From growing agave to full production methods, here you'll learn how they do it. 

Preview 04:39
+ WHERE IT ALL BEGAN
2 lectures 09:15

In this section, we'll learn anout Tequila's humble ancient beginnings to what we know and love today. Pulque, Mezcal, Tequila anyone...? 

Preview 03:55

From ancient beginnings, to more "recent times" here's a brief review of how we get from Aztec to supermarket. How did Tequila's most renown drink come together? You'll now know. 

Preview 05:20
+ Bonus Lecture
1 lecture 15:22

Most people don't know that the taste of their favorite beverage can be affected the size and shape of the glass they are drinking out of. Quality wine glassware is thin with a tapered rim, instead of being rolled to a thick edge. Beer and spirits glassware tend to be thicker, but quality can be detected in the thickness and shape.

With so many types, ever wonder which one is the correct one for which beverage?! Well, now you’ll know. Here we’ll review some recommendations for the proper glassware for different types Beer, Wine & Spirits/Cocktails.

Class is in session. Drink Up!

Proper Glassware Selection
15:22