Topshelf Bartenders

The Art Of Bartending


We have been looking for the right setting for years now to host this course. If we are going to give you all this knowledge, we had better give you the right setting and hands-on training you deserve. Yes, we need you in a real bar/restaurant atmosphere. We need you behind a real bar, pouring out of real bottles, scooping out of real ice bins, with people sitting at real bar stools. There are other Bartender Training Programs out there that can give you some knowledge, but not the experience. You’ll receive a portable bar with a bus-tub full of ice. What kind of an experience is that?

When you graduate from this school you will have learned a skill that's valued and can be utilized world wide.

A licensed bartending school through the NYS Education Department. Located in Baldwinsville, NY and serving all of CNY including Syracuse. Only school in NYS that's taught in an actual bar.

Upcoming Classes

Mojito & Margarita Mixing Class!
Learn a party trick everyone will love -- how to make two of the most popular cocktails around -- from licensed bartenders who'll share a few of their secrets along the way. Your in-class assignment includes tasting your creations, making for a well-rounded education.
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  • Now enrolling for Sept. 22nd day classes & Sept. 23rd night classes.
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  • Guest bartending at Pizza Man, Mohegan Manor, and World.
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Cocktail of the Month

Lemon Meringue Pie Cocktail
- 2.5 ounces vanilla vodka
- .50 ounce cream liqueur
- 1.5 ounce lemoncello
- .50 ounce whipped vodka
- Fresh lemon juice from half a lemon
Pour all the above ingredients in a mixing tin (cocktail shaker). Shake well, strain into a martini glass. Garnish with crushed graham cracker floating on top and a lemon peel.
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OCC adds bartending class as non-credit course

Onondaga Community College announced Wednesday it will add a new class in March called "The Art of Bartending." The non-credit, 40-hour course aims to teach students how to be a bartender in a real bar setting.
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