Introduction to Mixology

Take part in a highly interactive session where you and your friends will learn how to think about and prepare classic and modern cocktails while you taste history in a glass. Utilize a blend of core bartending tools, multitasking skills, creativity, and apply elements of science.

Take part in a highly interactive session where you and your friends will learn how to think about and prepare classic and modern cocktails while you taste history in a glass. Utilize a blend of core bartending tools, multitasking skills, creativity, and apply elements of science.


This hands-on session gives everyone the chance to interact with our SF Mixology team as well as each other as they learn the art of crafting cocktails. An exciting crash course in mixology and bartending basics, you get a chance to taste a chronological history of cocktails and learn how alcohol overlaps human endeavors.

After a mind-blowing excursion though the world of mixology, you’ll feel the thrill and intensity of being behind a real bar, with time constraints and mixology challenges, all while maintaining the high standards of customer service to your fellow classmates. When you apply your new found skills and knowledge through the fun of bartending, you will see how it can transfer back to your personal and professional world.

When the last shaker stops and every chilled glass is filled, everyone shares the successes of all that is learned in a one of a kind experience. We know you work hard and SF Mixology is committed to helping create high caliber learning combined with an experience where everyone can have the most fun possible. You’ll love making cocktails and each person will go home with unique new skills, expanded friendships, and more than a favorite new cocktail – you’ll never look at alcohol the same way again!


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Tasting ★★★
Bartending ★★★★
Academics ★★★

Essential Mixology

This is our magnificent flagship course. A SIX hour course designed for the serious connoisseur or professional bartender and is an all inclusive class crammed into one day.

 

This is our magnificent flagship course. A SIX hour course designed for the serious connoisseur or professional bartender and is an all inclusive class crammed into one day.

Take a sensory journey and learn how to taste:

  • Learn different dimensions of balance
  • How to express subtleties in cocktails
  • Structure and enhancing flavors
  • Work with 10 sub-catagories of cocktails


Learn the latest trends and methodologies in bartending and cocktail creation.

  • Stirring vs. shaking and thermal energy
  • Techniques for special garnishes and other accents
  • How to use different liqueurs
  • Ratios, formulas, rules, and the logic behind them


Team up with classmates at your own unique Mini-Craft Bars!

  • Play with dozens of exotic liqueurs
  • Use your own set of fresh juices, homemade syrups, bitters, and tinctures
  • Innovate and produce your own cocktail
  • Go head to head with other teams

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Tasting ★★★★★
Bartending ★★★★★
Academics ★★★★★

Spirits Evolution

Our Spirits Evolution class focuses on the intriguing history of alcohol itself. 2 hours. 7 spirits. 25 tastings. 2,000 years of alcohol history.

Trace the birth of distillation through the ages into Arabia,
Europe, and the new world. Remain comfortably seated
while we move your palate through time with 2 hours
of intense tastings.

Our Spirits Evolution class focuses on the intriguing history of alcohol itself. 2 hours. 7 spirits. 25 tastings. 2,000 years of alcohol history.

Trace the birth of distillation through the ages into Arabia,
Europe, and the new world. Remain comfortably seated
while we move your palate through time with 2 hours of intense tastings.

  • Hear the sordid and mysterious history of your favorite alcohol
  • Taste Gin, Rum, Bourbon, Rye, Scotch, Tequila, and Cognac
  • What is mouthfeel and why does it matter to my cocktail?
  • Understand how integral alcohol is to human history
  • Learn the myriad characteristics of your favorite spirit
  • Get comfortable with more words to know: terroir, flavor, and structure

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Tasting ★★★★
Bartending
Academics ★★★★