Traveled to Vienna Austria this summer to find that my regular indigestion was resolvable by adding an Apertivo prior to a meal and a Amaro afterwards. I came home interested in Mixology. After some research, I found that most mixologists advised to stay away from any online course EXCEPT for ABarAbove. Glad I followed their advice, because I found the course clear, helpful, and easy to schedule into my life. Here is my attempt at a Pisco Sopur after watching Chris' video today. I had to drop in a skull ice cube just for fun.
Thank you Monique! That cocktail looks delicious! Loved the ice cube
Well thought out and well presented! Learned a lot of very useful information. Two thumbs up!
This is a very informative glass. Chris takes you through step by step and explains the what and whys of batching cocktails I especially appreciate the steps to ratios in batching so that it makes it easy to batch most anything.. When you finish this class you can batch a cocktail with confidence.
Thank you Janet!
Haven't worked behind a bar in ages. This course was just the thing for me to learn the behind the scenes art of actually developing and serving drinks. Chris was informative, and entertaining. Grading wasn't exactly a breeze on some occasions, but Rob was wonderfully prepared to offer insight and encouragement when it was needed.
I've taken a few classes so far and am looking forward to more of them.
Keep up the great work. I've learned so much and am having fun developing new and deliciously balanced drinks going forward.
Thanks to the team at ABA
Thank you so much Carole!
Great course! I was looking to reinvent myself and taking this course reaffirmed my decision.
I was one of the ones who got into the craft cocktail game during the pandemic and I wanted to get proper training besides social media and online videos. I also wanted to prove to others that I was not just saying I am good. I wanted something to show. This was the one that was available and I am glad I took it.
I learn the differences between the different liquors and liqueurs. I learn why some recipes use egg and why some recipes require certain ingredients. The homework requires someone to drink and taste so I had to put my diet on hold. It was worth it.
I think the most valuable part of the course was the final exam. It brought everything together and it required you to be creative and create a drink.
I am proud to have taken this course.
Thanks, Philip! We're glad you took it and proud you completed it. Congrats!!
Chris does an amazing job teaching the finer points of batching cocktails. Most people throw every ingredient in at once but Chris shows why there are certain steps you must take for quality cocktails. Highly recommend for anyone looking to improve their batching skills.
I bought 1 mat to use to air dry dishes on . Loved it and once our bar was constructed bought another! So perfect! Can cut lemons/limes on it without damaging the mat. Do not think twice about purchasing this quality product. Their bar utensils are also terrific!
Thank you for taking the time to write this, Christine!
I've been wanting to learn more about cocktails and feel confident knowing what to order and how to describe my likes and dislikes to bartenders. This course was perfect for getting started with that. I'm already excited to continue learning! I caught myself wishing that the videos had been a tad bit longer/more in depth at first, but all in all there's no need to drag on too much with just a basics course. Chris is an excellent instructor and shows you exactly what you need to know without it being overwhelming. I think I just need to get the next level course from A Bar Above and dive deeper! Definitely recommend this course for anyone wanting to explore the world of cocktails from a home bartender perspective who does not have much prior knowledge (because that was me!).
Hey Jasmine! We’re very happy to hear you enjoyed the Bar Basics Course. We definitely recommend checking out our Mixology Certification if you want to go deeper into this rabbit hole. Cheers!
I love the whole set❤️it is a birthday present for my police officer son who is turning 30 in 2 weeks.. it is very good quality and can’t wait for him to open it.
What a wonderful gift! I'm sure he's going to get great use out of it! Cheers.
if you're in the market for a bar mat, these really work great! cups sit stable and dry up perfectly, mats don't slide or curl up, and they wash up spotless and with no side effects in commercial washer... good stuff!
Hey Damian! Thank you so much for your kind review! Happy Mixing!
I had no prior knowledge of cocktail making before taking this course. We have a bar cabinet at home full of liquor and add ins, but I would just put stuff together and hoped it tasted good haha. With this course, I feel like I learned so much and now can make simple cocktails without the guessing game. I also had a lot of questions answered in the course that I had always pondered, such as the different between bourbon and whiskey as well as why are certain glasses used for certain drinks. I hope to continue learning and practice making cocktails at home. Looking forward to taking the batched cocktails course next!
It's pure class. Feeling like a pro mixing up Negroni's for my paesons!
So glad you're happy with it!
Cocktail Shaker Set (4-Piece)
Over the past couple of years, I have purchased several barware items and have been very happy with every purchase. From the quality of the items, to the packing of the items. Sturdy, reliable and made from quality materials. You are my go-to place for barware purchases :)
Standard Bar Spoons
I bought a Boston shaker from Top Shelf several years ago, before the company name change. It's been my favorite of several I've owned. So, wanting another, I finally found A Bar Above is the new company name. The new one is every bit as good!
Awesome service! Ordered two sets and had them in the mail the next day. Products appear to be high-quality and should last a long time.
Thank you for taking the time to review! Cheers!
This was a gift and it is being enjoyed. There was an error and customer service was quick to respond and fix. They were easy to reach and corrected the error quickly. Thank you again!
I am glad you received prompt & helpful customer service from our team! Cheers!
Its hard to find items that are perfect in this world. That said, your bar mat is perfect in every way. I thank you for offering quality products.
We are beyond ecstatic that you're happy with the product! Cheers!
Had an amazing experience ordering Barware for a new concept! Brittany was so helpful in answering my questions and getting back to me promptly! The tools are the highest quality and I am very satisfied with our decision to outfit our bar with Bar Above product. You won’t regret it!
We appreciate you following up with a review! Please do reach out if you ever need anything in the future. Cheers!
I use these as counter mats for my ceramic pots. Love how sturdy they are.
We love to hear about all of the great uses these provide! Thanks for the review. Cheers!
This bar mat is of very high quality. It is nice and sturdy. Does not move around my granite bar counter top. Highly recommend this product.
Awesome products. I would recommend A Bar Above to anyone looking for first class quality products.
Thank you kindly for taking the time to review your new barware! Cheers!
It has everything and then some for my favorite bourbon cocktails!
We strive for quality in all of our bar tools and sets! thank you for choosing us and let's start making some great cocktails for this holiday season :)