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Local Bartending Classes For Toronto And Ontario

Virtual Option Available

Overview

Do you aspire to mix crazy drinks like your favorite bartender? Are you bored with the usual and crave something fun and unusual? Join our bartending classes for fun in Toronto and cities across Ontario for precisely that! You don’t have to be a professional bartender to join these classes. You just have to have a love for drinks, an aptitude for fun, and some flair!

Our bartending courses improve your knowledge and skills to provide your guests with fantastic drinks and amazing experiences.

Currently we offer classes to participants at three locations:

1. On site at our head quarters at: 400 Matheson Blvd E, Unit 20, Mississauga ON, L4Z 1N8

2. Off site at your address. 

3. Virtually through a video and audio conferencing platform.

If instead of a 2 hour bartending class you are looking to build an exciting career as a bartender or want a bartending refresher course, check out our four week bartending school course.

Benefits

two cocktail class participants mixing a cocktail in toronto

Build Connection and Community

Why take a bartending class in Toronto or other cities in Ontario? If you have always wanted to try something new, then bartending classes are a fun way to start! It’s not your regular pottery class. Or even a doodle workshop.

With bartending, you learn a new skill in a fun atmosphere with a bunch of friends. It’s a great way to bond. 

Our bartenders are fun people to know. They love interacting with people and passing on their bartending skills! Join in on the fun!

Learn The Essentials of Bartending

With years of experience in the industry, we know a thing or two about bartending! Our bartending classes give you the fundamentals of bartending and service. 

Our modules cover basic product knowledge and more on to the art of creating special drinks. 

You will also get advice on creating menus that match your bartending service. These are modules designed by some of our best bartenders. 

  • At first, you get to understand the basic ingredients. This is with our primer on sweeteners, citrus, spirits, garnishes, and bitters. 
  • Then tackle balance, flavor, and the art of specialty drinks and beverages creation. 
  • Learn to create an original drink using the techniques we taught you!

Congrats! You are on your way to becoming a great bartender!

If you are looking for more than a 2 hour bartending class because you want build an exciting career as a bartender or want a bartending refresher course, check out our four week bartending school for the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).

shaking and straining technique in our craft cocktail classes
professional cocktail workshop class tools

Use Professional Bartending Equipment

We provide all the necessary tools for bartending. Our bartenders use only the best tools and equipment for your bartending classes. This helps you understand:

  • Pouring techniques
  • Mastering the perfect serve
  • Serving skills

Here’s a cursory look at some bar equipment you may be handling in your bartending class:

  • Corkscrews and wine openers
  • Bartending bottle openers
  • Cobbler shakers
  • Bar spoons
  • Muddlers
  • Strainers
  • Jiggers
  • Citrus tools

You may not use all of these during your class, but it helps to know how a bartender uses these tools. That’s what our bartending class is there for!

We carry multi-function tools and specialized bartending tools to give you everything from your bartending learning experience!

Made-To-Order 

We can customize your group bartending classes any way you want. You can tailor any of our bartending class modules and drinks according to your interests or theme. 

Have a specific budget in mind? No worries! We can tailor our bartending classes according to your budget or the number of guests. 

Do you want a private bartending class? We have done that too! Or you don’t want many workshops? You just need a one-day bartending class? Whatever you need, we can create that bartending experience.

We base our mixology class modules around a base liquor. Think gin, vodka, champagne or bourbon.

You can choose a one module, two modules or three modules class. 

participant in our bachelorette cocktail making class in toronto

Bartending Class Modules and Sample Menu

Find ten bartending class modules listed below. Each of our modules have one example of a stirred or shaken drink you and your guests can make. Please get in touch with your bartending class coordinator for a full list of all the beverages you can make for each module.

Brandy / Cognac / Pisco Module

Stirred Cocktail - Cognac, Absinthe, Simple Syrup, Angostura Bitters, Peychaud’s Bitters, Lemon Zest

Sazerac

Shaken Cocktail - Pisco, Lime Juice, Simple Syrup, Egg White, Angostura Bitters

Pisco Sour

Champagne / Prosecco Module

Stirred Cocktail - Dark Rum, Overproof Rum, Cognac, Prosecco, Lemon Juice, Orange Juice, Pineapple Juice, Orange Bitters, Matcha Green Tea, Simple Syrup

Regent’s Punch

Shaken Cocktail - Gin, Champagne, Lemon Juice, Simple Syrup, Lemon Zest

French 75

Gin Module

Stirred Cocktail - Gin, Campari, Sweet Vermouth, Orange Peel

Negroni

clover club

Shaken Cocktail - Gin, Raspberry Syrup, Lemon Juice, Egg White, Angostura Bitters

Clover Club

Mocktails Module

Red wine

Stirred Cocktail - Non-Alcoholic Red Wine, Orange Juice, Vanilla Extract, Lemon Juice, Orange Slice.

0% Red Wine Sangria

Shaken Cocktail - Lemon Juice, Lavender Syrup, Soda Water, Lemon Zest Twist

Lavender Lemonade

Molecular Bartending Class Module

Molecular Bubble Gum Martini

Rum / Cachaça Module

Red wine

Stirred Cocktail - Dark Rum, Overproof Rum, Lime Juice, Raspberry Syrup, Pineapple Juice, Soda Water, Cinnamon

Flaming Pineapple Rum Punch

Shaken Cocktail - White Rum, Soda Water, Mango Puree, Sriracha, Lime Juice, Mint Leaves

Mango Sriracha Mojito

Tequila / Mezcal Module

Stirred Cocktail - Black Barrel Aged Tequila, Cherry Syrup, Luxardo Cherry, Angostura Bitters

Black Barrel Tequila Old Fashioned

clover club

Shaken Cocktail - Tequila, Watermelon Syrup, Lime Juice, Jalapeno, Salt, Soda Water

Spicy Watermelon

Vodka Module

Moscow

Stirred Cocktail - Vodka, Lime Juice, Ginger Beer Syrup, Soda Water, Lime Slice

Moscow Mule

Shaken Cocktail - Vodka, Cointreau, Lime Juice, Cranberry Juice, Simple Syrup, Orange Bitters, Orange Zest

Cosmopolitan

Whiskey / Whisky / Scotch / Bourbon / Rye Module

Stirred Cocktail - Bourbon, Simple Syrup, Angostura Bitters, Orange Peel, Hickory Smoke

Hickory Smoked Old Fashioned

clover club

Shaken Cocktail - Aperol, Bourbon, Amaro, Lemon Juice, Lemon Zest

Paper Plane

Wine Module

Moscow

Stirred Cocktail - White Wine, Cointreau, Orange Juice, Orange Bitters, Lemon Juice, Cinnamon, Passion Fruit, Lime, Vanilla Extract, Cane Sugar, Orange Slice

White Wine Sangria

Shaken Cocktail - Bourbon, Red Wine, Simple Syrup, Lemon Juice, Egg White, Angostura Bitters

New York Sour

Topics

Below is an overview of the key topics we cover in our bartending classes.

Engaging The Senses

Bartending is more than just making drinks. It’s about engaging your senses. Here’s what you get:

Understand the five basic tastes:

The five basic tastes are sweet, sour, salty, bitter, and umami. You will learn how to leverage these basic tastes to make a terrific drink.

Understand the drink making process:

We take you through a step-by-step process of engaging the five basic senses. The five senses are your sense of touch, smell, taste, sight, and sound. You will learn how to use all of these to create a deep emotional reaction.

Understand drink pairing strategy:

A bartender’s job doesn’t end with the drink. A professional bartender knows how to match the perfect drink with the right food. In this bartending module, we will discuss drink pairing strategies with food, themes, and seasonality.

The Tools of the Trade

Knowing what tools to use will enhance the quality of the drink you make! Take the time to learn about standard bar tools and how to use them. A working knowledge of a good set of bar tools will help you make well-crafted drinks for years to come!

Drink Ingredients

Bartenders use a wide variety of ingredients when creating drinks for their guests. It’s not just the drink or the tools, but the ingredients that make a great drink! You will understand how various ingredients work together to create a well-balanced drink.

This includes:

  • Fruits
  • Vegetables
  • Bitters
  • Syrups
  • Herbs
  • Spices
  • Soda
  • Fruit juices
  • Eggs
  • Base spirits
  • Modifiers
  • Ice

You will learn how these drink ingredients are prepared. Next, you will learn how to select the right ingredients for your drink. Lastly, you will understand how to store your ingredients.

Building a Cocktail

Making a good drink is a work of art. Do you know how to build a Tom Collins, Daiquiri, or Whisky Sour from scratch? You will learn the fundamental techniques in your bartending class to prepare a great quality shaken and stirred drink.

You will review core drink preparation concepts and gain hands-on experience with:

  • Measuring cocktail ingredients
  • Glass rinsing
  • Muddling
  • Layering
  • Zesting
  • Garnishing
  • Smoking
  • Straining

Frequently Asked Questions

What Do You Include In Your Bartending Classes?

We include the following in your bartending classes in Toronto and elsewhere in Ontario:

  • Two (or three) drinks selected by you from our bartending modules 
  • Two (or three) different bartending class modules
  • Two (or three) hours of on-site instruction from our bartenders
  • Travel and delivery of supplies and equipment to and from your venue
  • Equipment (Includes a professional bartending kit for each participant, various glassware, tables, stainless steel ice wells, and a glass beverage dispenser)
  • All the non-liquor drink ingredients (Ice, syrups, bitters, mixes, fresh fruits and vegetables, soda, garnishes, and other specialty ingredients as required)
  • Sanitary supplies
  • A planning call with our event manager and a detailed liquor order estimate 

Get your bartending classes quote now.

How Much Are Bartending Classes?

We have conducted many bartending classes across Toronto and other cities in Ontario. We customize our bartending class pricing to ensure that you only pay for what you want. 

 

We will consider the following before giving you a quote:

  • Guest count
  • Number of bartending modules (two or three modules)
  • Travel distance to the venue

To request a quote, get in touch with us.

Do You Provide Liquor?

Yes we provide the liquor for your bartending class. 

Do I Need A Liquor License?

For most bartending classes in Ontario, you don’t require a liquor permit. This is because local bartending classes are usually an invite-only event. These classes are held in a private place with no liquor sales. If you still require a liquor permit, we will guide you on how to secure it. Here is some more information on liquor permits:

 

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) defines a non-public place and a non-public event as:

  • A non-public event is where only invited guests will attend. You can’t advertise these events. You should have no intent to gain or profit from the sale of alcohol at the event.
  • A non-public place is an indoor area not usually accessible to the public, and not accessible to the public during the event (e.g. a residence, boardroom or office). 

For more information on liquor permits or to apply for one visit: 

Are You Fully Insured?

Yes. To protect you and your guests, we are fully insured with a $5 million commercial general liability policy for our bartending services. 

 

This includes liquor liability coverage.

Are Your Staff Smart Serve Certified?

Our bartending staff are Smart Serve-certified. They do their utmost to ensure that the guests at your bartending class enjoy their drinks responsibly.

Do You Do Bartending Classes Near Me?

We provide bartending classes to the Greater Toronto Area and surrounding cities in Ontario. 

 

Specifically we service:

 

Ajax, Aurora, Barrie, Brampton, Brant, Brantford, Burlington, Caledon, Cambridge, Fort Erie, Grimsby, Guelph, Halton Hills, Hamilton, Ingersoll, King City, Kitchener, Lincoln, London, Markham, Milton, Mississauga, Newmarket, Niagara Falls, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Oakville, Oshawa, Pelham, Pickering, Port Colborne, Richmond Hill, Schomberg, St. Catharines, Stratford, Thorold, Toronto (Downtown Core, East End, East York, Etobicoke, GTA, North York, North End, Old Toronto, Scarborough, West End, York), Vaughan, Waterloo, Stratford, Welland, Whitby, Woodbridge, and Woodstock.

Do You Offer Bartender Classes For Team Building?

Our bartending classes are a fun and out-of-the-box way to engage your team in a relaxed, fun, casual environment. 

 

We customize our bartending classes for any team and size. To request a quote for a bartending team building class, contact our bartending classes guru

Do You Do Corporate and Charitable Bartending Workshops?

Over the years, we have conducted many private, charitable, and corporate events. We have developed bartending workshops for clients in Toronto and surrounding cities across Ontario. 

 

Corporate Events

  • Seminars
  • Conferences
  • Office or Board Meetings
  • Trade Shows
  • Workshops
  • Staff Events
  • Team Building
  • Business Dinners
  • Golf Events
  • Press Conferences
  • Networking Events
  • Product Launches
  • VIP Events
  • Shareholder Meetings
  • Award Ceremonies
  • Customer or Staff Loyalty

 

Charitable Events

  • Galas
  • Fundraisers

Do You Provide A Private Bartending Class?

We do! We provide private bartending classes in Toronto for:

  • Reunions
  • Birthday Events
  • Anniversaries
  • Theme Events
  • Family Events

Do You Do Bartending Classes For Bachelorette Parties?

We have held many bachelorette bartending classes in Toronto and surrounding cities across Ontario. We also can do bartending classes for bachelor parties as well.

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