Mixology Certification

Don't just follow recipes, create them! This advanced cocktail training will teach you to design craft cocktail recipes with what you have on hand.

Mixology Certification

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$147
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Description

Master Your Ingredients

Understanding Cocktail ComponentsWant to really learn to be a mixologist? This mixology course is so much more than an “overview of ingredients.” You’ll learn about all of the different types of ingredients and products used behind the bar, their flavor profiles, and how to work with them in cocktails.

Master Balance & Flavor

Mixology 101Continue to put all of the pieces together with your mixologist training. You’ll finish this online mixology course with a deep knowledge of balance and flavor – and you’ll learn to map your cocktails out on paper before wasting valuable product.

Earn Your Mixology Course Certificate

Take the Two-Part Certification ExamComplete this online mixology class & demonstrate your growth and understanding of the material with a two-part final exam. This will earn you your mixology certification to show off your comprehensive knowledge and hard work to potential employers.

Work at Your Pace with an Accessible Online Mixology Class

Take this bartender mixology course in a way that fits your life: Whether on a computer, phone, or tablet, you can work at your pace and on the device that works for you to earn your mixology certification.

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

Hd Video

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

Lifetime Access

All students get lifetime access, so you can come back anytime to refresh your memory.

Interactive Quizzes

Test yourself with no-pressure quizzes to check your understanding along the way.

Community And Mentorship

Got Questions? Email us or ask our Facebook group with hundreds of other students.

Cheat Sheets

Includes printable “cheat sheets” for each section to help you remember what you learned and refer back in the future.

Available Anywhere

Lessons, quizzes, and exam are mobile-optimized so you can watch and learn on the go.

Program Details

The Certification is a three-step process, including two in-depth courses and a two-part final exam.

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Step 1: Understand Cocktail Components

This course is much more than an “overview of ingredients.” You’ll learn about all of the different types of ingredients and products used behind the bar, their flavor profiles, and how to work with them in cocktails.

Step 2: Master Balance & Flavor

Continue to put all of the pieces together. You’ll finish this course with a deep knowledge of balance and flavor – and you’ll learn to map your cocktails out on paper before wasting valuable product.
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Step 3: Earn Your Certificate

Continue to put all of the pieces together. You’ll finish this course with a deep knowledge of balance and flavor – and you’ll learn to map your cocktails out on paper before wasting valuable product.
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MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR

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 the intricacies of balance, as well as the different kinds of sweeteners, acids, and bitter components to use in my 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 achieve a fulfilling career, leveraging your mixology skills to get your drinks on the menu and advance your career into management, consulting, and beyond.”

- Chris

Learn the advanced skills, tricks and techniques for designing original cocktails from scratch

– without wasting valuable time or expensive ingredients along the way.

Get Noticed

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

A Solid Investment

Save money by making “craft bar” quality cocktails at home. Make money designing drinks for events, brands, & competitions.

Love Your Bar

No more recipe burnout! Love your bar again with the skills to truly express your creativity with your drink creations.

Group Discounts Available

Get your staff as excited about your bar program as you are. A small investment in their education will directly translate to better cocktails and happier guests who come back – and bring their friends.

Build Engagement

Show your bartenders that you care about them and their career by sponsoring their bar education. It’s a great (and inexpensive) way to get them engaged and excited about your bar program!

A Memorable Guest Experience

Want your guests to come back time and time again? Offer exclusive, unique cocktails on the menu that feature the talents of your very own staff. Bartenders will be excited to share their creations, and guests will notice.

Increase Efficiency & Reduce Waste

Trial and error is a time-consuming and wasteful way to create new cocktails. Speed up the process and reduce the waste: We’ll show your team how to craft the cocktail on paper first – making it great before pouring a single drop.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are bartender courses suitable for beginners or do they require prior experience?

We offer a variety of courses, both for beginning mixologists and those with experience. This certification course is designed for those with a little background knowledge who want to advance their career and take it behind the bar.

What skills will I learn in a bartender course?

It depends on the course-- In this certification course, we'll cover a wide range of topics, including flavor profiles, cocktail components & families, balancing ingredients, and creating your own cocktails.

How long does this bartender course last?

The course lasts about 4-6 hours when just watching the content. If you follow along by making syrups and cocktails (which we recommend!), then the course will take about 10-12 hours.

Are bartender courses recognized and accredited in the industry?

There is no formal accreditation system for bartenders, but a course from a company with a good reputation and which offers you certification (likes ours!) is definitely more respected in the industry than others.

Can the training program help our bartenders develop creative and unique cocktail recipes?

Absolutely! This course will help you develop your own cocktail skills and challenge you to use your knowledge to create your own drinks.

Are there practical, hands-on components to the training program?

Yes! The job requires you to be hands-on, which is why we spend so much time showing students how to approach the job and training from practical, hands-on lessons that you can physically follow along with.

Are there bartender courses that specialize in specific types of cocktails or spirits?

There are plenty of courses that specialize in various cocktails and spirits. Our courses focus more on technique, style, and topic. In the Bar Basics course, you'll learn more classic cocktails, for example. In this course, we focus on technique and creating your own cocktails. Our other courses focus on things like mocktails and batched cocktails.

How do I choose the right bartender course for my career goals and aspirations?

Look carefully at each course description and think about your current skill set. If you are beginning your cocktail journey, begin with the Bar Basics course and move your way up. If you already know the basics but want to create cocktails or go pro, sign up for this certification course!

Customer Reviews

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Philip Liu
Structured learning that is easy to bring with you

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!!

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Jim Cannon

Don’t know giving as a gift to someone else

Hey Jim!

Thanks for choosing our Mixology course!

We are sure the person who gets the gift will learn a lot and enjoy every step of the way :)

Cheers!

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Tina Connelly
Enthusiastically recommend to bring your cocktail knowledge to the next level

The mixology certification program was exactly what I was looking for. With my busy schedule, I was able to complete the course at my own pace, The training video's, other information provided were straight forward and easy to follow. I highly recommend the Mixology Certification Program for anyone who's looking to expand their knowledge and make great cocktails. Plus, the certificate of completion is my way of showing off and it's displayed on our home bar shelf :)

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Kelle Santa
Great program

I loved the mixology course and learned a lot. I especially loved that I could take the courses at my own pace. The instructor was easy to follow and the information presented in a way that lended to a greater understanding of the science involved in building cocktails. The "homework", while not mandatory, was fun to do and explore all the different ways to modify drinks. Learning how to make changes to basic recipes is priceless. I would highly recommend A Bar Above's online courses.

Thank you for reviewing the course!

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Kelle Santa
Great program

I loved the mixology course and learned a lot. I especially loved that I could take the courses at my own pace. The instructor was easy to follow and the information presented in a way that lended to a greater understanding of the science involved in building cocktails. The ""homework"", while not mandatory, was fun to do and explore all the different ways to modify drinks. Learning how to make changes to basic recipes is priceless. I would highly recommend A Bar Above's online courses.

Thank you for reviewing the course!

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