CORDIALS & LIQUEURS – Essentials in Cocktails & Bartending
What are they and what are they used for? What’s the difference anyway?
Cordials & Liqueurs are an essential part of every bartender’s repertoire of knowledge. Without these “secondary” flavoring agents many, if not all popular cocktails couldn’t be prepared. Often the terms are used interchangeably, but there is a marked difference.
Here we’ll explain what they are and how these important ingredients are integral to proper beverage service. Interestingly, many of these beverages have a history going back a hundreds of years or more, yet no one spends the time to know and understand their value & necessity in constructing a well-balanced cocktail.
This course is aimed at fixing all that!
WARNING: THIS COURSE GETS TECHNICAL AT TIMES! I have tried to be as detailed as possible. Some reviews have stated my courses are too technical at times, but I think better to give too much info than not enough.
This course reviews:
- An in-depth understanding of all types of Cordials & Liqueurs
- Types & Classifications
- Cream vs Crème
- Apéritifs & Digestifs
- Pastis vs Absinthe
- Bitters & Tinctures
- How to Make Bitters & Tinctures
- Cocktails and a little history of them
- 65 Popular Brands and Flavors
- Flavor & Aroma Characteristics
- How to serve Absinthe
- How to serve Pastis
- How to make 35 popular shots
- The Ouzo Effect
- Production Methods
- Legal Standards in the U.S. & EU
- Cordial & Liqueur Terminology
* Bonus lecture – Wine, Spirits, Cocktails & Beer Glassware Recommendations
With knowledge on the many different types and flavors of Cordials & Liqueurs, one can be confident in making a selection, recommending for others to enjoy or blend with other ingredients to make wonderful cocktails.
Here we explain, clearly & concisely, all that’s needed to fully understand these types of alcohol and how to serve them properly.
For those not in the bar or restaurant field, we’ll give you a solid understanding to make the best selection of an after dinner drink or making cocktails at home. We’ll help you make better choices and be able to differentiate options, without having to personally try everything out there.
Class is in session. Drink Up!