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Taking a Cocktail Mixology Workshop Even if You Don’t Want to be a Bartender


Taking a Cocktail Mixology Workshop Even if You Don’t Want to be a Bartender

mom and son at a cocktail mixology workshop

Making your own cocktails is a great way to enjoy parties and weekends, and the best to achieve that is by taking a master cocktail workshop experience. And it is so fun. I recommend everybody go and do one. Even if you don’t ever want to be a bartender, it does not matter. Today we’re going to be talking about taking a cocktail mixologist workshop.

So I have a 17-year-old son and a teenager, they’re just like, they’re not really sure what they want to do. A lot of times they don’t really want to do anything. Yes, my sons are climbers and their whole idea is to be pro climbers. But I always say to be a full person, you need to be a full person. What does that mean? It means trying all these different things.

Cocktail Mixology Workshop

Where we live, there’s this absolutely gorgeous farm. It’s this outdoor place, and they have all these different kinds of workshops and one of the workshops was offered by one of the top cocktail mixologists in Guatemala. And I was like, what a perfect experience.

Maybe my son, a lot of times we don’t know what we don’t know, or we don’t know what we like until we try something that is completely something we wouldn’t even think about. So to do something fun with my 17-year-old, like a Mama son time together, I figured this would be a great thing to do in Guatemala. So I signed up and it was so fun, right?

How long is the cocktail master class?

It was a two-hour cocktail masterclass kind of thing. It’s a workshop. And he brought in all of this equipment and really gave us a good bird’s eye view. I shouldn’t say bird’s eye view. More like an inside view of what it takes to be a cocktail mixologist.

It has a lot to do with the flavors and different types of alcohol. I’m not a big drinker. I actually don’t know much at all about alcohol, but just the whole experience of learning. He used a lot of fresh ingredients, a lot of fresh fruit, a lot of even some veggies, and all these different things.

You need to be a master taster. You really need to have your taste buds come alive and understand what goes well with what citrus. Does it go well with this spicy thing, or does it go better with a sweet thing? So he really understood and knew all these different flavors. And he did try to teach us, obviously, in 2 hours it’s just a good teaser. But it also is a great way to connect with your kids or to connect with your partner. Just something fun to do, something different to do. And you’ll learn because when we go and check out these bartenders or these people, it looks interesting.

Is being a bartender hard?

Bartenders make it look like it’s easy, but it’s a lot, it’s a lot of work, and there’s a lot of understanding. It’s a craft, so it was just such an incredible experience. You need to be aware of combinations, and different flavors, learn to use the instruments, and many more involved in this

Benefits of taking a Cocktail Mixology Workshop

  • You’ll get a much better idea of what it really takes.
  • You’ll learn a new skill.
  • You’ll get to know if it’s for you or not
  • Has great jobs opportunities
  • Very social activity

You might actually fall in love and want to continue doing it, in our case, my son definitely said it wasn’t for him, but he did have fun, and it was something that I, and he did together.

serving a drink in a cocktail mixology workshop


If you have the chance to try this in your hometown, I can guarantee the majority of you have something similar. Sign up. I recommend going and checking things out.

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