Tompkins Cortland Community College

WINE110 - Bartending & Mixology


This course will introduce students to the essentials of working within a bar and beverage service environment. Beginning with an introduction to the world of beverages, from the first distillates to modernist mixology, the history of spirits and their uses will be explored. Students will become familiar with base spirits, liqueurs, aromatized beverages, brews, wine pours, and other mixers. Through readings and hands-on, in-class, labs students will examine and practice the composition of classic cocktails as well as explore the new trends in culinary cocktails, beverage offerings, and pairings. Students will also apply learned principles using the proper standard complement of bar tools. The business of bar operations will be incorporated, including controls, costs, sales, safety, and hospitality. Some exposure to a point of sale system and its use will be introduced. Upon successful completion, students will have learned the basic skills necessary for an entry-level bartending position. Minimum age of 18. Course fee required. Prerequisites: None. 3 Cr. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.) Fall, spring, and summer semesters.