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Intro to Mixology: Up your cocktail game in 30 minutes!

April Wachtel, NYC Based Cocktail Instructor

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6 Videos (36m)
    • Introduction

      0:58
    • Tools and Space

      3:36
    • A Word on Ingredients

      11:15
    • Basic Techniques

      9:22
    • Garnishes

      9:17
    • The Assignment

      1:02

About This Class

Are you a total bartending newbie who needs an orientation to get started? An enthusiast who loves cocktails but is new to making them? A bartender at a dive bar who wants to learn about mixology?? If so, then this is the class for you! 

This class is intended for the bartending novice, or the home enthusiast who wants to up their game quickly and with minimal investment.

In the past 3 years I have taught over 1500 beginner cocktail and bartending students the basics of bartending, and designed this class around the questions that arise in every class.

We discuss barebones tools, how to set up your space at home, juice, syrup, ice, garnishes, and basic technique. 

Your assignment will be to build on the principles introduced in class, and create your own custom cocktail incorporating your favorite fruit or herbs!

This video was filmed and edited by Madeline Muzzi, [email protected] :)

103 of 106 students recommendSee All

Nice intro ... well presented
What a great beginner class! Thoroughly enjoyed all the "insider" tips for a novice. Thank you!
Easy to follow course and a lot of helpful tips.

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April Wachtel

NYC Based Cocktail Instructor

April Wachtel is a passionate educator, an experienced mixologist, a cocktail and spirits instructor, and founder and CEO of Swig + Swallow, a cocktail mixer company.

She is a 22 year veteran in the beverage and hospitality industry, working in every role from busser to bartender to beverage director, to brand ambassador to beverage consultant. She has developed recipes for the likes of Lincoln Center Kitchen and MetLife Stadium, and her cocktail classes and personal philosophy of hosp...

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