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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.

Craft a variety of amazing products

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!  

Create your own delicious cocktail

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.

Acquire elegant preparation and garnishing techniques

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.

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Course Highlights

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

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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.

Why Is This Course for You?

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Schools

Amsterdam
Bad Gastein
Barcelona
Berlin
Cape Town
Dublin
Jalisco
Kos
London
Madrid
Mallorca
Miami
Milan
New York
Oslo
Paris
Phuket
Rome
Speyside
Stockholm
Sydney
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.

German, English, Spanish, French, Italian
Berlin

Berlin

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

English, German
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, Spanish, Italian, French, German
Madrid

Madrid

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

English, Spanish, 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
Milan

Milan

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

French, Italian, English
New York

New York

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

German, English, French, 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, English, Italian, Spanish
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.

Spanish, Italian, French, English
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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