Introduction to Mixology (4/6 & 4/13)

Saturday, April 6, 2024 and Saturday, April 13, 2024  |   8 a.m. - 5 p.m.   |   OSU-Tulsa Main Hall 2438 | Earn a micro-badge upon successful completion

Whether at a local pub, an upscale restaurant, or one’s home, the bar is an essential part of dining, entertaining, and hospitality. This course takes an in-depth look at the bar and the many spirits and concoctions that are poured and mixed behind it.  Beginning with an overview of spirits produced around the world to the methodology of making cocktails, you’ll leave this class with an understanding of crafting proper drinks and executing a professional and profitable bar.

By the end of the course, participants will be able to: 
  • Understand the major cocktail families and how classic and standard cocktails fit into categories.
  • Employ basic cocktailian bartending vernacular.
  • Display an understanding of alcohol categories, history, production, and flavor profiles as well as exhibit an understanding of non-alcoholic ingredients (juices, syrups, garnishes, etc.) and how to utilize them.
  • Describe the most important and influential cocktails as well as cocktail-making techniques and tools of the craft.
  • Exhibit knowledge of the business and market fundamentals that shape the bar industry as it pertains to the craft of the cocktail.
  • Create original cocktails and apply an understanding of how to evaluate the quality of a cocktail.
Optional Text: The Bar Book by Jeffrey Morgenthaler; Distilled by Neil Ridley & Joel Harrison

Enrollment Prerequisites and Requirements: Students must be 21 years of age or older. Proof of age will be required. 

Evaluation: A micro-badge will be awarded upon successful completion of the course.
Food and Beverage Policy: The consumption of food during class is strictly prohibited. We will take multiple breaks throughout the day so there will be plenty of opportunity for you to eat and/or drink. If you have a medical condition that requires you to have access to food and/or beverages at all times, please contact me ( and I will make a special accommodation for your situation. 

Alcohol Responsibility: Never consume alcohol prior to attending class. For your own safety, be mindful of the effects of alcohol upon leaving class. Tasting outside of class IS NOT mandatory, nor is participation in tasting vital to earn the micro-badge.