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Bar Basics and How to Make Great Cocktails at Home

The ultimate online video course to teach you everything you need to know about ingredients, flavors, and how to get started making your own cocktails at home!

Bar Basics Course

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Digital Delivery

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You've found the ultimate beginner course to get you started making craft cocktails at home! If you love ordering craft cocktails in bars and wish you could make the same delicious drinks at home, this self-paced online course will get you there.

  • Self-Paced: Get lifetime access, and watch the lessons at your own pace.
  • Shopping List Included: We'll send you a list of everything you need to make each cocktail in the course.
  • Learn From a Pro: Chris is a 15-year veteran of some of the industry's best bars. He knows a thing or two about craft drinks!
  • Access to Our Team: Got questions? Just ask! You'll have access to our team for any questions that come up along the way.

Interested in placing a bulk order? Chat with our team here.

Self paced

Show off your original cocktail creations on the drink menu, to your friends and family, and on social media!

Learn from the best

Our team of experts includes industry leaders who deeply understand the science of mixology.

So much more than recipes

Learn the formula and structure for your favorite cocktails so you can begin making your own drinks.

Access to the pros

Our team is available for any questions that come up along the way.

The Ultimate Introduction to Home Bartending Training

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Learn the basics and put them to practice

Make delicious cocktails at home for family and friends, using the same barware as the world's best bars.

Get comfortable and stay knowledgeable

Order drinks confidently at the bar, and know how to talk with the bartender to be sure you'll like them.
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Create tasty and balanced cocktails

Follow nearly any cocktail recipe, knowing you're making the drink exactly as the recipe intended.

What You'll Learn in This Home Bar Course:

This is a comprehensive, foundational course where we won’t just teach you how to make a few cocktails but will also go over why ingredients work together (or don’t) and how to put everything together.

Here’s what we’ll cover In this course: 

  • What is a cocktail? And what goes into it?
  • What are all the different components? And what are the ones most commonly used?
  • How to take all the components and put them together into great craft drinks!
  • How to build your own craft cocktail bar at home.
  • Making eight basic cocktail recipes with detailed ingredients and instructions.
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Chris Tunstall

“I started bartending because I fell in love with the craft of the cocktail and got so much satisfaction from making a great drink. But when I started trying to design my own cocktails, I struggled to find great resources to help me learn all the info I needed to make great drinks. 

It took years to teach myself – but it was worth it. I’ve had opportunities to design cocktail menus, work with brands, and consult for bars and restaurants all over the world.

Now I’ve built this program to share what I’ve learned so you can get all the info in one place and enter the world of craft cocktails. Whether you have some experience already or not, you'll learn how to build your skills and gain confidence in making your own amazing drinks.” - Chris


What is considered a craft cocktail?

"Craft" is a term used to describe handmade cocktails that include premium, fresh ingredients and are artfully designed. No "well" liquors or pre-made mixers here! Mixologists who specialize in craft cocktails always use high-quality ingredients and often make their own syrups and juices. 

What are some popular craft cocktails?

Some of the most popular craft cocktails include the Old Fashioned, Margarita, Negroni, and classic gin Martini-- all of which we'll cover in this course, plus more!

What do you need to make craft cocktails?

To make most classic craft cocktails, you'll want a basic but comprehensive bar tools kit: Cocktail shaker, jigger, bar spoon, Hawthorne and fine strainers. Bonus equipment includes a muddler, mixing glass with julep strainer, and cocktail picks. Fortunately, our 14-piece bar kit contains almost all of these. And of course, don't forget your glassware! 

Is this course available on a mobile device?

Yes, you can watch this course on a desktop computer, laptop, or mobile device-- so you can watch on the go, although we recommend being near your kitchen or bar cart so you can follow along and make your cocktails as you watch.

How long will I have access to the course?

When you purchase the Bar Basic course, you have lifetime access! Feel free to watch at your own pace, repeat certain sections, and revisit down the road when you need a refresher or want step-by-step instructions on how to make a certain cocktail.

How long is the course?

The Bar Basics course takes an average of 3-4 hours to complete-- but if it takes you longer, don't worry! Remember, you can go at your own pace here, without pressure. We recommend pausing when you need to, revisiting information, and rewatching the course to master your cocktail techniques. 

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Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Dana Padilla-Vinces
Great Course!

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!

Jeremy Williams
Fantastic Basics Course!

As someone who is relatively new to cocktails and loves mixology, this was such a great course! I learned a ton, not only about what ingredients go into each cocktail but also a bit of a deeper dive into the specifics of each spirit and other. ingredients. I look forward to reviewing the content regularly and adding to my home bar and cocktail repertoir!

Hi Jeremy!

I am so happy you enjoyed the course and most importantly that you learned a ton. Please keep us posted of your adventures in these Mixology world.