Tiki Course

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? Step into Polynesia with this dynamic course and add rare professional skills to your CV. 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 cordials, 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 new skills you’ll be developing...

Designed by an expert

Designed by an expert

This course is a true tiki treat, thought up by no other than our Regional Manager André Sousa. He’s a rum aficionado and tiki culture enthusiast, so you can rest assured that you’re learning the real recipes and practising the proper tiki ways. He’s been in the bartending industry for 15 years now, nine of which he’s dedicated to instructing our students and passing on his wisdom. We are certain you’ll have just as much fun taking the course as André did developing it.

Course Content Overview

We’ll cover the history, strains, and applications of sugar cane. Some sugar-based products created during the course include:

  • Homemade molasses
  • Basic syrups: simple, rich, and rock candy
  • Flavoured syrups: honey, vanilla, cinnamon, allspice, passion fruit, and raspberry
  • Tiki syrups: shrubs, orgeat, falernum, 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:

  • Rum
  • Pure single rum
  • Agricole rum
  • Pure single agricole rum
  • Single blended rum
  • Traditional 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)
  • Banana dolphin
  • Pineapple parrot
  • Leaf weaving of coasters
  • Leaf weaving of a grasshopper
  • Zest ships & edible flowers

The clay workshop is divided into two parts and includes:

  • Basic tools
  • Clay handling and storage
  • Shaping and modelling
  • Carving and decorating
  • Painting and varnishing

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.

Tiki Course

Course highlights

  • 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 graded certificate

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.

Schools

for the Tiki Course

Choose your course language

Danish
Dutch
English
Finnish
French
German
Italian
Norwegian
Spanish
Swedish
Thai

Schools

Amsterdam
Bad Gastein
Barcelona
Berlin
Brussels
Cape Town
Copenhagen
Dublin
Kos
London
Madrid
Mallorca
Malmö
Miami
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.

English, German, Italian
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!

Dublin

Dublin

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

English
Kos

Kos

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

English
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
Malmö

Malmö

Sweden’s third-largest city is where tradition meets modern design and engineering.

Miami

Miami

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

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, Spanish, French
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, English

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