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Purchase the PBSA Professional Bartending Textbook Online

PBSA Official textbookThe Professional Bartending Schools of America Bartending textbook is used to train over 7,500 professional bartenders each year in our brick and mortar bartending schools. We have trained over 75,000 bartenders nationwide since we developed and printed our own textbook. Our textbook has never been offered to the public in the past through either our schools or through bookstores.

For the first time, the official PBSA textbook is now available to the public on this website. It will also be used as a part of our soon to be opened Online Bartending School. This professionally printed and bound textbook is 113 pages of current drinks and traditional methods. The textbook has a color front and back cover, along with 10 color interior pages and 103 black and white pages. The Professional Mixology text has 10 main chapters that are the foundation of our 40 hour bartending course.

The 10 Main Chapters are:

1. Highball Drinks
2. Wine Basics
3. Two Ounce Cocktails
4. Trendy Shooters
5. Tropical Drinks
6. Sours and Margaritas
7. Martinis and Manhattans
8. After Dinner Drinks
9. Responsible Alcohol Service
10. Beer Lesson

Additional Subjects:

1. Bartenders equipment, bar and sink basics.
2. How to open and close the bar.
3. Professional bar glassware.
4. A bartenders mixes.
5. Cash register procedures.
6. Fruit cutting, step-by-step.
7. Ice machines.
8. Drink sizes, presentation and types of drinks.
9. Bar measurements and mixing methods.
10. Calling order of drinks by cocktail staff.
11. Customer service tips.
12. Employment tips.
13. Private party bartending procedures.
14. Alcohol descriptions.

The professional bartending textbooks features what we believe are "America's 50 Most Popular Drinks". With these basic recipes, you can make practically any combination and number of drinks that are simply slight variations of the basic cocktail. Once you know the basic drink and preparation method, it's very simple to change one ingredient and have a different drink.

In our schools, we focus on teaching our graduates how make the basic drinks properly from memory. We don't think it's necessary to try to teach over 300 different drinks (many of which are outdated and seldom, if ever ordered) in a short one or two week course. We want our bartenders to be able to make the often-ordered drinks quickly, without looking them up in a "drink rolodex" or "flash cards".

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* Due to contractual obligations, we are not able to ship Official PBSA course books to addresses within 25 miles of one our member schools. All orders are checked for geographic location and any orders in violation of this policy will be refunded without delivery of product. Thank you in advance for your understanding!

Our textbook is fully coprighted 2008 and may not be reproduced in whole or part by any means without the prior express written permission of Roger S. Oldham. Please use the contact us page is you have any questions.

Drink Chapters:

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Martinis & Manhattans

Philadelphia Bartending School
Popular Highballs

Boston Bartending School
Trendy Shooters

New York Bartending School
Sours & Margaritas

Tropical Drinks


Coffee Drinks

Wine Basics


Sample Page Screenshots

Textbook Front Cover
Table of Contents
Martini Page
Shooter Page
Shooter Page Continued
Wine Page
Cash Register Use
Textbook back cover


Bartending Inside-Out ~ The Guide to Profession, Profit and Fun

by Lori Marcus

Bartending Inside Out“A perfect Bartending 101~ "Heads up, bartenders, here's a book for you. Whether you're a rookie or an old pro, Lori Marcus' "Bartending Inside-Out" is a must. Marcus presents the ins and outs of bartending in clear, concise form, covering everything from how beer is made to how to pour it correctly. You'll find practical translations of bar-speak language such as "shaken" "stirred" and "straight up." Marcus lays out the most common back bar beverages and explains their makeup and use. Her to-the-point, no-nonsense style makes "Bartending Inside-Out" one of the most easily read reference and learning tools available today. You'll learn pouring techniques, responsible service and how-to maximize sales. "Bartending Inside-Out" is complete with index, glossary and recipes." As reviewed in Nightclub & Bar Magazine

Knowledge is the key to success. Anyone can learn the mechanics of bartending but successful bartenders will agree that that the secret to making a good job into a great job goes way beyond the mechanics of fast and flair bartending. In order to make money and be successful in today’s economy, where people are choosing to drink less, bartenders must now be versed in all aspect of service and product knowledge. Using the knowledge found in “Bartending Inside-Out”, bartenders can insure greater tips regardless of how busy the bar. Whether you are just out of Bartending school, learning on your own, or looking to learn more (yes, you can teach an old bartender new tricks!), this book has something for you.

Find out why so many Bartending schools across the country have chosen “Bartending Inside-Out” as a required supplemental book.

Here is what has been said about Bartending Inside-Out” on Amazon.com:

  • Just wanted to take a few moments to let you all know about the book.. While I had the chance to attend a trade conference I came across Lori's book and after having gotten a copy of it I ventured home. This book is a must tool for any bartenders out there.. Are you in the beginning stages of learning how to bartend? Then this book is an Asset.. Are you already a bartender but want to know more? Then this book is and asset. Finally are you a manager and want to learn the best ways to learn things about the business? Then this book is an asset.

  • I have made it mandatory reading for my bartenders, waitresses and barbacks so they can see where I am coming from as a manager.. Thanking you all in advance...

  • Finally a book for the professional bartender. It gives you the insight on what you really need to be professional bartender. Unlike most books that give you a 1000 recipes and teach you what cups to use, this book is truly designed to help those who wish to make a living bartending. A must read for those considering becoming a mixologist for a career or to supplement their income.

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Purchase the PBSA Professional Bartending Textbook and
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Only $29.90! plus $4.00 S&H

PBSA Inc. Laminated Cocktail Recipe Guide - 2009 Version!

The Professional Bartending Schools of America 2009 Laminated Recipe Guide is now available to the public. You may purchase any quantity at the list price of $12.50 each. There is no shipping charge added. Sales tax must be charged to any lists sent to an Ohio address.
PBSA Cocktail Recipe Guide
To purchase, simply click on the "Buy Now" button below and you will be automatically directed to Professional Bartending Schools of America, Inc's secure page at PayPal. You may use your existing PayPal account or any of the four major credit cards. You DO NOT need to have a PayPal account to purchase the laminated recipe guide.


PBSAwill receive your order immediately and your laminated drink list will be shipped by USPS regular mail the next business day.

This is the same list that many PBSA bartending schools give to every student as a part of their supply package. These are the same recipes taught to over 7,500 bartenders each year.

The list is professionally laminated with 5 mil ultra-clear lamination. It is waterproof and tear-proof!

All of our recipes are formulated to professional pouring measurements and glassware. Recipe books you can buy at the book store or on the internet are usually compilations of drink recipes from many different sources.

If you spend time analyzing these recipes such as the Mr. Boston book, you will find tall drinks with recipe amounts of 4, 4 1/2, 5, 5 1/2 and 6 ounces. Yet all of these drinks go in the same glass which typically holds 5 ounces when filled with ice. A professional bartender cannot make drinks using these inconsistent recipes.

The bar owner or manager controls how much alcohol their bar will pour in each drink, regardless of what a bookstore manual says. Our drink recipes are all formulated with this consistent, easy-to-learn method. PBSA believes in teaching a responsible pour consistent with the major responsible service programs such as ServSafe, TIPS and TAM.

enroll in the online course
If you live in an area where no bartending school is available, taking an online bartending course is an option for those who are quick learners or have some experience in another position in a bar.

Professional Bartending Schools of America will introduce their online bartending school in the first half of 2009. The quality online bartending school will feature streaming video of each drink being made, garnish preparation, bartending games, quizzes and more.

The online bartending material is the same that is taught to over 7,000 professional bartenders each year in our bartending schools. Many of our schools will offer a hybrid program where the student may take part of the instructional course online and then go to the school to practice under the watch of our instructors. Check back often to see when the new online bartending school is available. You will be able to click through to it from this page when it is ready for the public!

Online Bartending School

An online bartending school is also a fun way to learn how to make drinks at home for entertaining friends and family. An online bartending school is never a substitute for the hands-on experience and professional instruction you would receive at a quality brick and mortar bartending school. If you are seriously thinking of learning bartending as a full or part time career, you owe it to yourself to attend a quality, state-licensed school

Training and education is the same for all fields. The more you have, the greater your chances to succeed. In summary, go to a quality, state-licensed bartending school if you can. If not, try our online bartending school when it comes online.

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