Our goal with this course was to cover every aspect of each of the three cocktails - the margarita, martini and mojito - from the origin of the cocktails to mastering the creation of each cocktail. We’ve included “talking points” videos as well as the over-the-shoulder cocktail creation videos so that you can learn interesting tidbits of information about each of these popular cocktails.
We chose over-the-shoulder type videos as we wanted you to be able to learn and see the creation of the cocktails from the bartender’s perspective. Each of the drink videos also contains a narrative where we go into further detail about each step of the drink making process, the choice of alcohol, presentation, garnishes etc.
If you’ve ordered the same cocktail in more than a few bars, you’re likely aware that different bars / bartenders make the same cocktail differently. Depending on which bar you go to and which bartender serves you, the ingredients of a cocktail can actually vary quite a bit. Some cocktails, like the margarita, for example, can have two completely different recipes depending on whether you use fresh ingredients or not. This is the reason that this course contains two videos for the Margarita - one traditional and one quick and dirty version.
In addition to the cocktail creation and talking points videos, we have also included two videos walking you through the various styles of pouring. Mastering pouring and cutting will ensure that you look like a pro while you’re creating these cocktail classics.
Don’t let the price tag of this course fool you! You will find real value in these videos and whether you’re just starting out bartending, have tons of experience or are just looking to learn how to make some cool cocktails, you won’t find a more well-rounded cocktail course.
Welcome to our free course. This video will go through what you can expect to learn.
45 years of combined bar experience come together in these over-the-shoulder bartender training / cocktail creation courses. Behind the camera is Reese Richards - a 20-year bar veteran, bar consultant and founder of BarsandBartending[dot]com. Partners Kyle Guilfoyle and Nate Caudle are professional mixologists of 12 years who have worked in many of the top cocktail bars in Canada. Nate is also the co-author of the book Cocktail Culture.
Coming from different backgrounds – Reese from fast-paced pubs and clubs and Kyle and Nate from high end cocktail bars – gives them unique and differing perspectives on cocktail creation and bartender training.
Having trained 1000s of bartenders over the years, Reese, Kyle and Nate are now looking to parlay that experience into these well-rounded, informative & entertaining bartending video series courses.
Our courses combine a unique mix of bartending skills and cocktail knowledge coupled with high end video production which results in courses that are fun to watch while still covering everything you need to know (and more!) about a particular subject or cocktail.
Our goal with these courses is that you get to a point where you can not only create all of the most popular cocktails but also that you learn enough about the ingredients and methodologies that you're able to experiment and create your own cocktails on the fly.
We sincerely hope you have as much fun learning as we do creating these courses.
Reese, Kyle & Nate