Thought you knew bartending? Think again.
Margarita, Negroni, Cosmo… you know the classics. But can you carve intricate fruit garnishes or recite long-lost tiki recipes? This dynamic course will stand out on your CV as proof of having developed specialised knowledge and specific skills. Discover the ingenious preparation and innovative presentation of tiki cocktails that will help you unlock your creativity in all areas of bartending. Learn to concoct homemade syrups, create bespoke glassware for any drink, and get inspired by the theatricality which with tiki drinks are served. This course will open your mind to the endless possibilities of mixing, decorating, and serving cocktails.
What you’ll get up to
Here’s a sneak peek at the fun activities involved...
Tiki mug decorating
Create a work of art you can take home
Explore rum categories & compare flavour profiles
Homemade syrup producing
Make flavours like cinnamon, passion fruit, falernum, & more
Learn the legends and their legacies
Create your own spiced blend for original cocktails
Decorating & serving
Pick the perfect glass & garnish
Designed by experts
This course is a true tiki treat, thought up by a panel of masters including our Regional Manager André Sousa and Global Rum Ambassador Ian Burrell. With the teachings of rum aficionados and tiki culture enthusiasts with a combined over 150 years of experience, you can rest assured you’re learning the real recipes and practising the proper tiki ways. This intensive course was made by tiki lovers for tiki lovers so you can expect to feel pure passion and a highly engaged classroom environment. Every question is welcome as instructors are there to help you apply these tiki skills in innovtive ways to whatever kind of venue you run or work in.
Course Content Overview
We’ll touch on the history, strains, and applications of sugar cane. Some sugar-based products covered during the course include:
- Sugar cane molasses
- Basic syrups: simple, rich, and rock candy
- Flavoured syrups: honey, vanilla, cinnamon, allspice, passion fruit, and raspberry
- Tiki syrups: shrubs, orgeat, fallernum, and grog batter
There’s a rich history behind this spirit, and with it come many variations and categories. Complete with tastings, we will cover the most recent updates in the industry and production styles such as: Spanish- , French-, British-, and Portuguese-influenced rum.
When we talk about the tiki phenomenon, we cannot not mention the names that revolutionised the way cocktails were made after Prohibition ended:
- Ernest Raymond Beaumont Gantt (Don the Beachcomber)
- Victor Jules Bergeron Jr. (Trader Vic)
- Ray Buhen
- Mariano Licudine
With two exhaustive workshops during the course, you will gain the skills to embellish any drink with charming edible models. The garnish workshop includes the following:
- Basic tools
- Flammable citrus & spices
- Basic fruit carving (jellyfish lime)
- Leaf weaving of coasters
- Leaf weaving of a grasshopper
- Zest ships & edible flowers
The modelling workshop is subject to clay availability in your chosen destination. Topics covered:
- Basic tools
- Clay handling and storage
- Shaping and modelling
- Carving and decorating
The colourful part every student can enjoy:
- Painting and varnishing
And the best bit: you get to keep your mug!
The group will make an average of 4 drinks per day. On the last day, you will have the opportunity to freestyle and create your own tiki cocktail with a personalised garnish and glass, showcasing everything you’ve learnt during the course.
- Receive one week of instructor-led training
- A balance of theory classes and practical sessions
- Get the know-how to make a product from raw ingredients
- Learn about tiki and everything around this culture
- Discover the long-lost recipes of some of the most iconic tiki cocktails through 80 years of cocktail history
- Produce your own spiced rum and custom tiki mugs
- Receive a certificate
Pics from the Tiki Course
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 so 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.
for the Tiki Course