Bartending 101

Join us at our bartending school in Flint, MI

Whether your looking to perfect your craft, learn the trade, or looking for a new, fun career come train with Drinks of Essence, a local bartending school in the heart of Flint, MI. We'll teach you how to shake up a mean martini, a well-balanced margarita and a smoky old fashioned. By the time your bartending classes are over, you'll be one of Mid Michigan's most sought-after bartenders!

It's your birthday -
shake it up!

Are you planning a big birthday bash? It won't be a party without delicious signature cocktails. Drinks of Essence will make sure the night is a hit when you book our bartending school for your event.

Your guests will love learning how to make their favorite drinks during a fun and enlightening mixology class. We'll even set up a karaoke machine, painting station and selfie booth to enhance the evening.

If you need a fun activity for your birthday party, bachelorette party or work party, sign your group up for a mixology class at Drinks of Essence now.

Learn from a pro

At Drinks of Essence, our goal is to help other passionate mixologists learn the tricks of the trade. You may also be interested to know that we're the only woman-owned and black-owned bartending school in Michigan. Plus, we have:

Over 16 years of experience in the hospitality industry

Licensed ServeSafe alcohol instructor

Licensed mixologist

Book your experience today!

Sheena is an absolutely amazing teacher she tailored the experience with different ways of learning videos, on hand learning, songs to remember how things go, and book work. She cared the whole way thru and was super motivating!! For anyone thinking of taking her class just do it

Nastaszia K.

Real Humbling experience. Had a lot of fun as well learned a new hobby/trade in he process.. Ms.Harrison is a very good teacher and is great at her craft. It's all worth the time and money. You wanna learn something new either for work or fun I suggest her class..

Brandon H.

recommend!! Will be back to take other classes offered by Sheena. I learn different than others and she found a way to teach me. Very patient, fun and understanding

Andrea T.

Drinks of Essence Bartending School...where do I begin! This has been a great and extremely fun experience to learn the basics of bartending, proper techniques, and how to make and measure drinks. During this class you obtain your serve safe certification, learn the history of the different types of alcohol/beer/wine and learn about the different laws that pertain to serving alcohol. I highly recommend DOE Bartending School and encourage anyone wanting to learn about bartending. This space is beautiful, inviting and fully functional for teaching purposes. Sheena (the owner) is BOMB, knowledgeable, patient, and highly educated....did I say BOMB! Her energy and vibe is unmatched. She goes above and beyond teaching her students the necessary tools to succeed in the bartending world!!!!!!

Kaitlyn W.

The instructor makes everything enjoyable to learn.Makes us feel like family and to enjoy the time while we are there. What I Definitely love is I'm more of a visual learner so a lots of hands on teaching as well. Definitely recommend a class or event here! (Did the weekend class)

Rebecca P.

I highly recommend Drinks of Essence you will have fun while learning more than I ever imagined about being a bartender and mixing drinks. Sheena is an excellent teacher and her place in downtown Flint is awesome. A great experience! Don't hesitate to sign up!

Rob H.

The entire experience was great! Sheena has an amazing personality and makes the class really fun! She provides a welcoming environment and a positivity energy that makes learning the material even easier...

P Allen

Sheena is amazing at what she does. This class taught me new information that is completely relevant to bartending, as well as different techniques and ways of approaching the bar and making the drinks. She really made the class exciting, and gives you that push of confidence that will help not only with the class, but with bartending in general. It was a fun experience and I strongly encourage anyone to go if they're thinking about it.

Kyler Z.

Amazing class, very thorough, fun and i recommend to everyone who is wanting to get into this industry! SHEENA, you are truly the best

Timothy F.

Loved the class, very helpful and informative. Sheena did a great job at keeping the instruction engaging

Bianca R.