The Essentials of Bartending is a unique online course for anyone who wants to develop their core bartending knowledge and cocktail-making skills.
Whatever your goal, through a series of engaging, exclusive video episodes, you’ll uncover the art of bartending. With a little bit of practise, you’ll have an impressive repertoire of cocktails under your belt and new bartending skills that will open doors.
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With over 20 years of experience in the industry, more than 50,000 satisfied students and 25+ school locations, we know exactly how to educate the ultimate bartender. We’ve taken our knowledge and expertise to create 3+ hours of engaging video lessons so you can benefit from our vast experience from the comfort of your own home.
In 3+ hours, you won’t just learn cocktails recipes, we’ll actually teach you the core techniques and skills you need to become a good bartender. Discover the history of mixology, learn pouring techniques, explore flavour combinations, learn how to serve guests and more with our expert bartending instructor Gavin Wrigley.
We’ve carefully crafted a unique bartending programme delivered online that you can use however you want. You can sit back and absorb, follow along practically or take away what you’ve learnt and practise, it’s completely up to you. And with lifelong access, you have the ultimate flexibility.
Meet Your Instructor
Few know the bartending industry better than Gavin Wrigley. Head of the European Bartender School Education Department, Gavin has been teaching students how to become excellent bartenders for the past 6 years. He has over 10 years of experience working as the manager in leading bars, nightclubs and cocktail catering across the UK, Europe, USA, Australia and Asia. In addition to all of this, he has featured on the judging panel in renowned cocktail competitions worldwide.
Course Content Overview
Drinking a cocktail should be a great experience that engages the senses. From using the correct glassware and selecting the right type of ice to choosing the garnish and mixer, you’ll learn how to make and serve the perfect cocktail. Gavin will take you through how to put together the perfect gin and tonic, Aperol spritz and rusty nail.
Studying the rich history of the bartending is important if you want to understand the industry as it is today. You’ll delve into the fascinating journey of cocktail-making from the 1800s, pre-prohibition America and the tiki era to modern day mixology.
Gavin will demonstrate and explain the fundamental bartending techniques of shaking, pouring, muddling, stirring and rolling. He will also cover more advanced techniques including double bottle pour and chase pour. After the course, you’ll have a solid understanding of the core bartending techniques.
Get to grips with the essential bartending equipment you’ll use when working at a bar and you’ll need to stock your home bar. This includes stirring glasses, shakers, strainers, spoons, citrus squeezers, muddlers and jiggers.
Learn how to make a vast range of cocktails starting with the more simple before progressing to more complex recipes. You’ll cover everything from the daiquiri, mojito and bloody mary to the white russian, negroni and pisco sour, plus plenty more.
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Yes, there will be a short multiple choice exam at the end of the course so you can put everything you’ve learnt to test.
Yes, you will be awarded with an EBS online course certificate stating what your test score % and what you learnt during the course.
The course consists of 3+ hours of video content which is divided into different lessons including recipes, history and bartending tips. You can re-watch the episodes at your leisure.
Along with the video episodes, you’ll also have access to a detailed workbook filled with recipes, theory and explanations that you can use to supplement your learning. This exclusive workbook has been designed for participants of our internationally-renowned 4-week International Bartender Course.
No, you can complete the course in your own time, at your own pace. Once you have purchased the course, you will have unlimited access.
You can go back and review the course materials at any time. If you’d like to continue your bartending education, you can check out all the other courses we offer.