This highly informative and entertaining class, introduces the fascinating world of distilled spirits and the art of mixology. Students will learn the histories, stories and distillation techniques, styles and types of every spirit behind the bar. Additionally, you will learn garnish theory, menu design, reducing costs and the fundamental principles of flavor profiling through mixology. This class is an absolute MUST for the aspiring mixologist, professional bartenders, beverage directors or bar owners.

12 Week Distilled Spirits & Mixology Academy (starting April 17th)

Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits

10am - 2pm Sessions



Course Description


This highly informative and entertaining class, introduces the fascinating world of distilled spirits and the art of mixology. Students will learn the histories, stories and distillation techniques, styles and types of every spirit behind the bar. Additionally, you will learn garnish theory, menu design, reducing costs and the fundamental principles of flavor profiling through mixology. This class is an absolute MUST for the aspiring mixologist, professional bartenders, beverage directors or bar owners.



Course Dates and Times


  •   Class 1: Wednesday April 17th, 10am - ­2pm
  •   Class 2: Wednesday April 24th, 10am - ­2pm
  •   Class 3: Wednesday May 1st, 10am - ­2pm
  •   Class 4: Wednesday May 8th, 10am - ­2pm
  •   Class 5: Wednesday May 15th, 10am - ­2pm
  •   Class 6: Wednesday May 22nd, 10am - ­2pm
  •   Class 7: Wednesday May 29th, 10am - ­2pm
  •   Class 8: Wednesday June 5th, 10am - ­2pm
  •   Class 9: Wednesday June 12th, 10am - ­2pm
  •   Class 10: Wednesday June 19th, 10am - ­2pm
  •   Class 11: Wednesday June 26th, 10am - ­2pm
  •   Class 12: Wednesday July 3rd, 10am - ­2pm



Course Location


8400 South Jones Blvd. Las Vegas Nevada 89139



Course Instructor


World renowned mixologist, spirits historian, industry influencer and cocktail book author Brian Van Flandern was a professional bartender in New York City for over 25 years and has been called America’s Top Mixologist by The Food Network. From 2004-2007 Brian helped open Chef Thomas Keller’s Michelin three-star restaurant Per Se as the head mixologist. Applying Chef Keller’s philosophy of flavor profiling to cocktails has earned Brian international recognition as one of the world's preeminent cocktail artisans and spirit authorities.

In 2008 Brian founded Creative Cocktail Consultants a global beverage consulting firm dedicated to spirits education, innovating cutting edge cocktail lists and training professional bartenders in the art of mixology, comprehensive spirits education and Michelin three-star hospitality dinning and beverage standards. He has designed cocktail programs for famous chefs Thomas Keller, Mario Batali and Geoffrey Zakarian to name a few. His unique recipes can be found in the finest hotels, restaurants, resorts and cruise lines in over forty countries worldwide.

Some of Brian's television appearances include featured segments on Spike TV's "Bar Rescue", “The Barefoot Contessa" on The Food Network, CBS’s “The Early Show” and “Foodography” on the Cooking Channel, "The Wall Street Journal Live" and "Market Makers" on the Bloomberg Channel. The Wall Street Journal and Food Arts Magazine have written feature articles on Brian Van Flandern's innovative and unique recipes as well as his meticulous attention to detail. Brian has authored five award winning cocktail books in collaboration with Assouline Publishing.



Prerequisites


Applicants must be at least 21 years of age. Proper ID is required for admittance.



Course Fee


$500. Course fee includes enrollment, study materials and any product/ingredients utilized for tastings.



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Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits

8400 South Jones Blvd.

Las Vegas Nevada 89139