Jump into the fascinating world of mixology and create your own products and modern twists on classic cocktails.
Study the remarkable history of cocktails and bartending, from the pre-prohibition era to marvellous contemporary cocktails.
This is our second most popular course as it fantastically complements our International Bartender Course.
Boost your bartending knowledge and get inspired by our Mixology Course
A big part of the course will focus on making products that form the basis of a lot of incredible cocktails. From simple sugar syrups to very complex grenadines, you’ll cook and cover a bunch of different products that are essential to fantastic cocktail making.
On the second day of the course, you’ll apply everything you have learned and whip up the best cocktail you can. It can be a twist on a classic or something you’ve invented yourself. Afterwards, you’ll share the recipe with group and take inspiration from each others marvellous creations!
You’ll learn advanced garnishing methods to transform your cocktails and make them look at home in any high-end cocktail bar. You’ll make chocolate spoons, sugar discs, dehydrated fruits and more.
The Mixology Course is an opportunity for talented bartenders or past and present EBS students to introduce themselves to the fascinating world of mixology. You’ll learn about the origins of bartending, remarkable products, techniques, and modern-day twists on classic cocktails. After your course, you’ll have a brand new outlook on the craft and will be able to wow customers with your knowledge and skills.
Course Content Overview
Learn about the history of the bartender and how the craftsmen have been changing and developing the profession over the years. In addition, you’ll discover the importance of ingredients, techniques, and equipment in making quality cocktails.
Prohibition changed society’s position on alcohol and we still feel the effects today. The bar industry changed during this period, many classic drinks were invented in the time leading up to prohibition, you’ll learn how to make them and taste them. You’ll learn about:
- The industry before, during and after prohibition
- Which cocktails were invented in ‘The Golden Age’
- The history of these cocktails, when they were invented and who invented them
Find out what it takes to make a cocktail taste absolutely perfect. You’ll learn the different methods, techniques, and types of equipment required to make flawless drinks, along with the explanations. You will learn about:
- Which method is most suitable for different drinks
- Why some drinks are shaken, stirred or rolled
- Equipment like jiggers, shakers, strainers
- Equipment used throughout bartending history such as a ‘Lewis Bag’, and old measurements like wine glasses and tablespoons
- How to shake a drink, types of shakers, and why they affect the cocktails that we drink
- How to stir a drink properly
- Different types of bar spoons
- Different mixing techniques
To fully understand and appreciate a drink you must taste it. Learn about the history of these drinks and then get your taste buds tingling as you try cocktails from different families. You will learn about:
- Understand the history of these drinks, when they were invented, recipes, typical ingredients, and equipment used to make them.
- Craft innovative twists on classic drinks designed by Johannes Kinch and Marian Beke.
- Taste around 20 drinks, from classic favourites to modern day marvels.
- Learn about cocktail families such as a cobbler, a fizz, a sour, a flip and many more.
To know what is actually going inside the cocktail, you need to understand how it came to be. Learn about:
- The origin of certain products
- How certain products change entire drinks
- The ingredients of these products
- Some homemade products
Now you can put your homemade knowledge into practice by making some of these exciting ingredients from scratch. During this training you will learn about:
- Create your own products such as purées, foams, syrups and cordials
- Understand the quality of a cocktail
- Learn about the importance of a cocktail’s appearance
Learning at the world’s largest bartender school
Course content that has been continually developed since 1999 by award-winning bartenders.
Learn in our state-of-the-art training centres
Our trainers have been through the EBS Instructor Academy
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Yes! You can choose to stay at EBS accommodation. Most of our students stay with us as it's the best way to socialise during the course.
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No, students from all over the world attend our courses; therefore, you need to make your own way to the school.
Our course advisers can help you find the cheapest way to your chosen destination.