Bar Mixers

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There are many different mixers that are used as part of recipes for drinks. Some mixers need to be kept refrigerated some do not. Some mixers are dispensed from a bottle or can whereas some are found on the soda gun. Here are the various mixers that are typical for use behind the bar. Soda Gun mixers – These mixers are either sodas or juices that come as concentrated boxed syrups that mix with water or water-co2 (depending on whether it’s a juice or soda). Soda gun mixers are kept in the back of the house where co2 tanks are kept as well as racks for all the boxed syrups. In this lesson, you will learn about all the popular soda gun mixers.

As a bartender, you are the face of the establishment that hired you. Your smile is the establishment’s smile. And just as much your frown is the establishment’s frown. What’s great about being a bartender is the fact that you are your own boss when it comes to you generating revenue for your own personal gain. Yes, the bar is your employer however it is better to view yourself as a professional contractor to the bar. You are the middle person who engages guests and sells the bars product for them. In doing so the establishment makes revenue and you receive tips. This is where how you carry yourself and come off to guests is critically important for your success. How you present yourself is very important. This takes preparation and a sense of pride in your craft.

Being prepared for your shift is the most important foundation for your GAMEFACE. Your demeanor and attitude will be reflected in your tip jar as it is your personality that sells you. A bar guest can go to one of the hundreds of bars to enjoy a drink with the same liquors that are sold abroad. It is you that they come to see not the bar or products alone. Always remember that you are selling yourself to your guests so that they have a memorable experience and want to come back to you. If you have this mindset you will go very far with your career. Here are some tips as to how to be the best guest services bartender you can be!

Main Features

  • Learn tips and tricks about the most popular soda and juice mixers
  • Learn tips and tricks about the most popular bar shelf mixers

Who is the target audience?

New bartenders who want to understand the fundamentals of the mixing methods. Customers who have been ordering certain drinks can easily taste and feel when the drink is made differently – that’s why it’s important to ask the customer first for example if they prefer the drink shaken or stirred.  Later when you get to drinks, you will see the most common way certain drinks are made and typically ordered (but we highly suggest you ask the customer)

Lesson 8 - Soda Gun Mixers

1
Sweet and Sour Mix
5 Minutes
2
Orange Juice
5 Minutes
3
Pineapple Juice
5 Minutes
4
Grapefruit Juice
5 Minutes
5
Cranberry
5 Minutes
6
Cola
5 Minutes
7
Lemon Lime
5 Minutes
8
Ginger Ale
5 Minutes
9
Club Soda
5 minutes
10
Tonic Water
5 Minutes
11
Ginger Beer
5 Minutes
12
Lemonade
5 Minutes
13
Water
5 Minutes
14
Soda Gun Mixers – Quiz
8 questions

Lesson 9 - Shelf Mixers

1
Bitters
5 Minutes
2
Simple Syrup
5 Minutes
3
Grenadine
5 Minutes
4
Roses Lime Juice
5 Minutes
5
Half and Half
5 Minutes
6
Olive Brine
5 Minutes
7
Pickle Brine
5 Minutes
8
Red Bull
5 Minutes
9
Bloody Mary
5 Minutes
10
Strawberry Daiquiri Mix
5 Minutes
11
Pina Colada
5 Minutes
12
Orgeat
5 Minutes
13
Store and Pour
5 Minutes
14
Shelf Mixers – Quiz
8 questions
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NO! Companies that say this are being dishonest. Handing a certificate to a manager of a bar or nightclub is one of the last things you want to do. Anyone can print out a certificate, it means nothing and shows the owners or managers hiring nothing.
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.
It depends on your state, check this page to see a list of states and ages. Click here to see your States Legal Bartending Age
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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Enrolled: 34 students
Duration: 10 hours
Lectures: 26
Video: 9 hours
Level: Beginner