The Classic Bartending Course-Level I -15hrs

With our CLASSIC Master Bartending Level I you will well be on your way to getting an OVERVIEW on becoming an elite trained professional bartender and well versed with the professional hospitality industry work requirements and fundamentals of the trade.

UNLIKE the Level II, the Level I will NOT include the preparation of café flambés, the vast variety of exotic shooters,  cocktails, wines, champagnes, aperitifs and digestifs.



Bartending is a hands on profession, which at MSB is taught in a real bar environment with the use of GENUINE ALCOHOL.

The aim of – MSB is for our graduates to master the art of preparing and serving cocktails, shooters, mixed/exotic drinks, champagnes, wines and beers.

The repetitive practice of mixing and serving enables students at MSB to reach a level of confidence required to obtain employment in the hospitality industry.

Students are evaluated on there preparation and serving talents.


Professional work ethics.

The bar “business” – Selling techniques, cash registers, liquor control systems, liquor inventory, payment receipts, privacy, alcohol awareness, discretion and many more important topics are well covered here.

The five Main Spirits.

  • Tequilas,
  • Vodkas,
  • Whiskeys
  • Rums,
  • Gins.

We will be discussing their origins, history, distillation process, ingredients, varieties, qualities, popularities, cost variations and staple recipes.

The main fine Liquors. We will be discussing their origins, history, distillation process, ingredients, varieties, qualities, popularities, cost variations and staple recipes.

Proper Glassware used in basic recipes – classic cocktails, Classic shooters, beers, decanters, snifters, old fashioned, shot, sours, sherries and collins

Non-alcoholic ingredients and mixes used. Juices , varieties and recommended such as Lassonde juices. Condiments, Spices and Herbs.

Varieties of fruits and vegetables used in classic cocktails.

Pics, parasols, straws, stir sticks and other.

Preparing methods (direct, stirred, shaken and rocks).

Speed racks, positioning of main Spirits, Liquors, mixes, juices, ice, glassware, garnishings, condiments and decorations.


Important at is the fact that the cocktails that are reviewed are ones that you will be asked to prepare in establishments ranging from the finest hotels, restaurants, night clubs, private clubs , cruise lines and so on. We will not burden you with recipes and preparation standards that you will not be asked in any professional establishments.

BELOW are a few select cocktails of the many that are taught.

  • Strawberry Daiquiri,
  • Margaritas,
  • Pina Coladas,
  • Mango and
  • Banana flavors.
  • Extra Dry Martini,
  • Sweet Manhattan,
  • Cosmopolitan.
  • Gin Fizz,
  • Whisky Sour,
  • Amaretto Sour,
  • Peach Sour,
  • Litchi Sour and
  • Stinger.
  • Singapore Sling,
  • Zombie,
  • Bloody Cesar/Mary and
  • Old Fashion.
  • Uppercut (shooter glass within an old fashioned glass)
  • Chocolate chip


students will be taught and individually practice the professional service methods of classic cocktails and basic shooters.


To evaluate the quality of the preparations and allow students to remember the drink by taste. Patrons more than ever ask bartenders and their staff to recommend cocktails, having a professional opinion on varieties of cocktails allows to offer pertinent recommendations and develop a rapport with the patron.


Founded in 1981, – The Master School of Bartending MSB considers itself the première school in the hospitality (bartending, table service and flairtending ) industry in Canada.

We have successfully placed our graduates in the finest restaurants, bars, hotels, nightclubs and cruiseships around.

Enroll in the CLASSIC Master Bartending MSB Level I  and be well on your way to getting a taste on becoming an elite trained professional bartender


Our instructors are second to none seasoned professionals in the hospitality industry, with professional experience ranging from managing finest clubs to directing première hotels in the Country.

The total combined years of professional experience in the hospitality industry between our professional bar chefs is well over 150 years .


The Master School of Bartending – MSB Canada is recognized by as the Best Bartending School in Canada and also recognized by Professional Training Quebec & Employment Quebec. – Master School of Bartending MSB courses are Tax Deductible and our school is affiliated with a première hospitality job referral service which is personalized to accommodate all of our Alumnis.

Book your class today!

Call us at (800)561-1781 or Click Below to Enroll Now

We offer 3 options to fit your busy schedule:

Day classes:

2 day Intensive Course – Monday & Tuesday

(11am – 6pm)

Evening classes:

1 Week Course – Monday to Thursday

(6 – 10pm)

Weekend class:

1  weekend – Saturday and Sunday

(11am– 7pm)

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