Are you a working bartender looking to take your technique and product knowledge to the next level? Are you a cocktail aficionado who wants to learn how the pros make drinks? If you want a rock-solid foundation in the history, science, and skills behind professional mixology, this course is for you. During the first session, you will learn the history, traditions, and production methods behind each major category of alcoholic beverage (vodka, gin, rum, tequila, whiskey, bourbon, Scotch, beer, and wine), and discuss their flavor profiles and common uses. You’ll do tastings of the popular brands, then learn all of the most common drinks for each liquor. The very hands-on second session will cover recipes and mixing techniques for both classic and modern cocktails. You’ll learn all about bar setup, glassware, pouring, mixing techniques for each type of drink, best practices, service speed and working clean, recipes, and popular cocktails (straight and rocks; highballs; juice drinks, multi-liquor drinks; martinis; frozen drinks; pousse-cafés; hot drinks; beer and wine cocktails). You'll then have the opportunity to make each drink under Anthony Caporale’s guidance. Anthony Caporale is the producer and host of Art of the Drink TV and beverage director for Mesa Grill, Bobby Flay's flagship restaurant. Caporale has over 20 years of experience as a bar chef and bar instructor, and has been involved in the opening of a dozen major restaurants.