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Time to mix it up

“Those ingredients don’t go together…”  Watch our instructors prove you wrong!

Think of this course as a masterclass on cocktail families. You’ll get a taste (literally!) of every flavour combination imaginable which will spark your creativity to come up with the next big mix!

We’ll show you how to spice up classic cocktails and give you free rein to try out your own twists.

Ready to stir up a storm? Book your Mixology Course today.

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 the group and take inspiration from each other's 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 the group and take inspiration from each other's marvellous creations!

You’ll learn to make cocktails that look as if they had been freshly served at a world-class cocktail bar. You’ll be topping off your masterpieces with pineapple sushi, chocolate moulds, sugared mint, and more.

Acquire elegant preparation and garnishing techniques

You’ll learn to make cocktails that look as if they had been freshly served at a world-class cocktail bar. You’ll be topping off your masterpieces with pineapple sushi, chocolate moulds, sugared mint, and more.

two mixology instructors

Your schedule

Day 1: 
Welcome & punch tasting 
Ingredients discussion
Equipment discussion
Creating syrups, cordials, shrubs, and more.

Day 2:
Tasting the creations from Day 1
Introduction to cocktail family history
Preparing twists on each family (sour, flip, cobbler, etc.) 
Mystery box

Course content overview

To get to know the cocktail families in depth, we’ll work our way forwards through time, starting with drinks made around the 5th century! Our instructors will show you how to prepare each drink whilst explaining its background: why it came about, how it used to be made, etc. Some of the facts you would never guess!

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. You will discover:

  • Which method is most suitable for each drink
  • Why some drinks are shaken, stirred, or rolled
  • Jiggers and strainers 
  • How to shake a drink, types of shakers and their uses 
  • Types of bar spoons
  • Different mixing techniques

These masterclasses will stimulate both your mind and mouth. Understand what distinguishes each product or group and get your taste buds tingling as you try to recognise each ingredient on your tongue.

Here are just a few of the mixtures you’ll prepare:

  • Syrup
  • Cordial
  • Shrub
  • Punch
  • Flip
  • Foam
  • Fat wash
  • Dehydrated garnish
  • Rapid infusion

And you can count on your instructor to offer you awesome, unexpected twists.

Just like in MasterChef, you’ll be given a box of random ingredients with which you’ll have the opportunity to create a delicious cocktail!

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

Bartending school facilities

Purpose-built schools

Learn in our state-of-the-art training centres

Basic bartending course instructor

Outstanding instructors

Our trainers have been through the EBS Instructor Academy

Relax, We've Got You Covered

We recommend that students take the Mixology Course after the International Bartender Course to complete their knowledge. It’s the perfect way to close your EBS experience as the two-day course takes place immediately after the IBC. However, no experience is required!

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.

No, students from all over the world attend our courses so you'll 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
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Brussels
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Copenhagen
Dublin
Kos
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Madrid
Mallorca
Milan
New York
Paris
Phuket
Rome
Stockholm
Sydney
Vienna
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, German, Spanish, French, Italian
Berlin

Berlin

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

German, English
Brussels

Brussels

A gastronomic gold mine where you can savour Belgian beer, stuff your face with waffles, and rave to techno.

Dutch, French, 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, Italian
Copenhagen

Copenhagen

Take your bartender course in Danish, have the experience of a lifetime and start working straight away!

Danish, English
Dublin

Dublin

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

Kos

Kos

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

English, French
London

London

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

English, Spanish, French, Italian
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, Spanish, French
Milan

Milan

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

Italian, German, English
New York

New York

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

English, Spanish, Italian, French
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
Phuket

Phuket

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

English, German, French
Rome

Rome

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

Italian, English, French, Spanish
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
Vienna

Vienna

The Austrian capital is a majestic city renowned for its beautiful palaces, thriving culture and opulent coffee houses.

German

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