This course is designed to teach students the skills of making, pricing, and making a profit from alcoholic beverages. This class has a lab component that emphasizes the importance of the skills of bartending to food service operations. Throughout history alcoholic beverages have played an important role in most cultures. As civilization developed, the inns, alehouses, and taverns were central to the growth of towns, travel, and the communication of ideas. This course is designed to give the student an overview of these topics and also cover mixology and bartending.