The 4 Main Mixing Methods

Bartending School The 4 Main Cocktail Mixing Methods

The main mixing methods are a very important base class to bartending. If you use the wrong mixing method, you can easily alter the taste and consistency of the drink which the customer might be expecting. Also, the customer can tell you how they like it, so it’s always best to check with the customer prior to mixing.

Main Features

  • Build
  • Stir
  • Shake
  • Blend
  • Achieve silky smooth consistent drinks.
  • Build with confidence and style
  • Don’t fear the blender, it’s your friend
  • Shake it don’t fake it.
  • Proper ice amounts always helps.
  • Stirring is an art form you can easily master.

Who is the target audience?

New and existing bartenders that may want a refresher course.

Lesson 15 - Mixing Methods

Build Technique
5 minutes

If you "Build" it they will come...

Stir Technique
5 minutes

In this lesson we take a look at the proper stirring technique.

Shake Technique
5 minutes

Shake it don`t fake it, a good shake is important because...

Blend Technique
5 minutes

The blender is your friend, many newer bartenders fear the blender, but it`s quite easy once you understand a few basic concepts.

Professional Bartending Mixing Methods Quiz
4 questions

Let`s test your knowledge on the 4 main mixing methods.

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They are not hard, but they are thorough – meaning there are courses, and each course has approx 10 lessons, sometimes less, sometimes more. There is a combination of text, images, and video for each lesson. After you’ve gone thru the lesson material, there is a lesson quiz, you need to pass all lesson quizzes with an 80% or better in order for us to place you as an intern. This suggests to the potential employer that you know what to do and when.
Yes, we show you how to make the most popular drinks that are current and relevant for today, not what was cool 20 years ago, although some drinks are classics and are still very much in style.  We cover all the most popular drinks for every occasion and you can view them being crafted at your convenience.
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They are broken into related lessons, with over 200 videos, text, images, & examples showing you everything you need to know about bartending. Complete the online course at your own pace. After you finish the online part, there is a resume builder, add some info to your resume that highlights your recent accomplishment and a little info about yourself. Then head over to the internship map link to find a learn bartending location near you. Submit your resume to their internship job posting and get ready to intern. The bar will contact you to schedule a time to come in and do a mock interview, if they have availability they will schedule your days, if they are full you can apply to another bar.  It is recommended that you do 6 days of internship, 3 opening days and 3 closing days to get exposure to both shifts.

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