Viewers are invited to pull up a stool and get a private lesson in bartending from a seasoned pro in this elegantly produced video. More compact than many like-minded tapes in its field, ‘The Course’ provides detailed direction on every imaginable aspect of bartending. The wide range of topics include how to measure a perfect shot, how to select the correct barware, how to figure out how much ice to put in a given drink, and how to select just the right garnish.
Beyond these basics, the tape also provides recipes, including onscreen ingredient lists, for popular drinks, as well as some hidden treasures. Although it likely was created with the professional set in mind, the video is also a good bet for party-throwers who want to make sure they get it right.