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Upgrade your quarantini with this at-home mixologist training

Craft, shake, stir, and pour like a pro.


Lauren Forgione

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Published Jun 17, 2020   Updated Jun 18, 2020, 10:49 am CDT

Bars. Remember those? Whether you live in an area where these beloved adults-only establishments haven’t opened yet or you’re simply not ready to return to them anyway, that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the fun. But you already know that very well, don’t youSales of all kinds of alcohol, mixers, and barware have risen since the novel coronavirus took hold and we took shelter. People across the country have been trying to step up their at-home happy hour game. If you’re one of those people and your efforts leave something to be desired, you’ll love the Mixologist & Budding Bartender Bundle.

Led by Certified Specialist of Spirits and Certified Sommelier Carlos Batista, these nine courses will make you feel like Tom Cruise (this one, not that one). But this training isn’t just about how to mix flavor profiles, engineer drinks the correct way, taste-test finished cocktails, and pair them properly with food (though you’ll find plenty of that in here!)—it’s an education that will make you more all-around knowledgeable about alcohol, its history, origins of specific types, production and aging methods, and more. It will provide you with the context to fully appreciate what you’re imbibing and then pass on that appreciation to those you serve your creations to.

You’ll learn essential and advanced information about the liquors themselves, including bourbon, rye, Canadian, and other New World whiskeys; brandies like cognac and armagnac; gin; tequila and mezcal; vodka; and rum. You’ll dive into some lesser-known drinks like Japanese sake—which is totally about to take off—and the cordials and liqueurs you may know primarily as mixers but can be fantastic sips in their own rights. And you’ll get nine lessons on wine service that teaches the skills you need to taste, detect flaws, read labels, decant, and serve like you actually know what you’re doing.

So whether you just want to be freakin’ awesome at making drinks forevermore or you’ve been considering ditching your 9-to-5 for something way more fun, these 10 hours of content on crafting cocktails, wine wisdom, and savvy sipping will keep you topped off. 

The Mixologist & Budding Bartender Bundle is available now for only $29.99, a savings of 93%.

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*First Published: Jun 17, 2020, 9:26 am CDT