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An in-depth and hands-on course designed to radically enhance the skills and knowledge of experienced bartenders.  

Learn about molecular mixology, cocktail presentation, spirits in extensive detail, cocktail families, and much more.  

Access our worldwide job platform, EBS MatchStaff, as an Advanced Bartending graduate .

Become a more knowledgeable, confident, and skillful bartender

Learn about a specific spirit in exceptional detail from an experienced industry expert. These experts will teach you about different styles of the spirit and the spirit’s history. You’ll then put your theory knowledge into practice and have a tasting session. 

Seminars from industry experts

Learn about a specific spirit in exceptional detail from an experienced industry expert. These experts will teach you about different styles of the spirit and the spirit’s history. You’ll then put your theory knowledge into practice and have a tasting session. 

Discover how to transform a block of ice into a beautiful masterpiece. You’ll learn how to make an ice diamond and an ice sphere by hand. You’ll then use a simple yet amazing piece of equipment to produce perfectly formed ice balls.

Learn the art of ice carving

Discover how to transform a block of ice into a beautiful masterpiece. You’ll learn how to make an ice diamond and an ice sphere by hand. You’ll then use a simple yet amazing piece of equipment to produce perfectly formed ice balls.

Get hands-on with advanced garnishing and products. You’ll learn how to craft syrups, cordials, foams, bitters, and other incredible items.

Craft wonderful products

Get hands-on with advanced garnishing and products. You’ll learn how to craft syrups, cordials, foams, bitters, and other incredible items.

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Course Highlights

The course covers a variety of advanced methods and focuses on both the practical and theoretical sides of the profession. The course will teach you how to provide seamless customer service with personality, enhance your bartending knowledge, and upgrade your practical skills. It’s a fantastic next step for former EBS students and bartenders that want to learn desirable skills.

Course Content Overview

Jerry Thomas, known as the ‘American Father of Mixology’, worked as a bartender in San Francisco in the 1860s. How much do you think mixology has progressed since then? You’ll learn about the history and progression of mixology and learn what it takes to become a mixologist. You’ll analyse the word ‘bartender’, what it has represented throughout history and what it means today.

American prohibition changed society’s position on alcohol; this is why it’s essential that you’re familiar with this era. Many drinks were invented in the lead up to prohibition. Some of these drinks have remained in circulation since the 1800s and are now classics. You’ll learn some of the original recipes and taste them. You’ll also learn about:

  • What people drank before, during, and after prohibition
  • Drinks that predate the cocktail such as the punch, cobbler, and sling
  • The history of cocktails, which year they were created, and who invented them

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.

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. After this, you’ll know why James Bond asks for a ’martini shaken, not stirred’. You’ll learn:

  • 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:

  • Understand the history of these drinks, when they were invented, recipes, typical ingredients, and equipment used to make them
  • Use modern techniques and styles to create signature cocktails from Johannes Kinch and Marian Beke 
  • Taste around 20 drinks, from classic favourites to modern-day marvels

Now you can put your homemade knowledge into practice by making some of these exciting ingredients from scratch. During this training you’ll learn:

  • 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

You’ll learn the basics of molecular mixology. You will also learn how to smoke a cocktail, make caviar, craft different variations of foam, the process of fat-washing and clarification.

You’ll study ice as a vital ingredient in a drink. You’ll learn:

  • How to use ice to change the dynamics of a drink
  • Why certain types and shapes of ice are important
  • How to shape different pieces of ice using a knife or an ice pick
  • The purpose of the ice

Once or twice a week, you’ll take part in seminars given by industry experts and discuss particular spirits in detail such as: cognac, gin, rum, and tequila. Each seminar will include a look at the history of the spirit and a creation session in which you’ll make some classic drinks with the spirit of the day, and finally a tasting session.

This masterclass you’ll learn how to set up a fully-functioning bar and the order in which you should make cocktails so that they’re of the highest quality. You’ll find out why cocktail presentation is vital to their popularity. 

Your skills will be put to the test as you’ll be given a box full of ingredients and will have to conjure up a well-balanced cocktail. The Mystery Box is an enjoyable challenge for everyone, it requires you to think on your feet and use all of your cocktail knowledge.

Learning at the world’s largest bartender school

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First-class courses

Course content that has been continually developed since 1999 by award-winning bartenders.

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Purpose-built schools

Our schools are built for bartender training and only feature professional equipment.

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Outstanding instructors

We have some of the world’s most experienced instructors.

Relax, We’ve Got You Covered

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.

Check out the school pages to find out more about individual accommodation.

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.

Yes! You can book the course now and spread the cost. 

Use our flexible payment option to pay for your course in 3 instalments. The first one is only 20% of the course price. The second and third payments are 40% each. 

Why Is This Course for You?

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Amsterdam

Amsterdam

Europe’s most diverse and fascinating city that is fuelled by canals and cocktails 24/7.

English
Bad Gastein

Bad Gastein

Austria’s premier ski and spa town hosts this super exclusive course right before the ski season.

English
Barcelona

Barcelona

The beach city that has it all; famous sights, epic nightlife, shopping, and stunning scenery.

English, Spanish, German, French, Italian
Berlin

Berlin

Home to unbeatable nights out, remarkable history, and a unique urban culture.

German, English
Cape Town

Cape Town

A city of once-in-a-lifetime experiences; explore wildlife reserves, catch the best waves, and see unparalleled beauty.

English, German, French
Dublin

Dublin

A picturesque and vibrant city that has a rich bartending history and amazing nightlife.

English, French
Jalisco

Jalisco

Discover agave fields, multiple tequila and mezcal distilleries, and the local culture

English
Kos

Kos

The stunning Greek island that offers you white sandy beaches, activities, and exceptional nightlife.

English, Finnish, French, Swedish, Danish, Italian
London

London

One of the world’s most iconic, international, and individual cities where bartending is king.

English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
Madrid

Madrid

Spain’s cosmopolitan-cocktail city with world-famous museums and a buzzing nightlife scene.

Spanish, English, Italian
Mallorca

Mallorca

Explore the beautiful city of Palma, relax on secluded beaches, and experience Magaluf nightlife

English, French, Spanish
Miami

Miami

Stroll down South Beach, party in the world’s best clubs, and check out the amazing graffiti.

English, French, Italian
Milan

Milan

Check out the fashion capital of the world, awe-inspiring buildings, and eat mouth-watering food.

Italian, English, French
New York

New York

Experience The City That Never Sleeps, snap the famous sights, and drink outstanding cocktails.

English, French, German, Italian
Oslo

Oslo

Float down a fjord in the morning and swish down a ski slope in the afternoon.

English
Paris

Paris

Take in the wonders of the city, taste the best wine and cheese, and fall in love with the cocktail culture.

French, Italian, English
Phuket

Phuket

Thailand’s largest island is one of the world’s best party hotspots and a traveller’s dream location.

English, French, German, Swedish, Italian
Rome

Rome

Italy’s capital offers culture unlike any other, fantastic food, and amazing architecture.

Italian, English, French, Spanish
Speyside

Speyside

Live at the Glenfiddich distillery and discover everything about single malt whisky

English
Stockholm

Stockholm

Island hop around the capital of modern design or have a drink on a floating bar.

Swedish, English
Sydney

Sydney

Explore this buzzing international city, relax on sun-drenched beaches, and experience nature at its best.

English

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