Cocktail Classes – Learning the Art of Mixology
Are you looking for professional cocktail classes? Whether you’re knocking on doors and not getting hired, dreaming of opening a bar-related business or wanting to advance your skills, taking mixology classes is the ideal solution. But what’s covered in this type of class? Here are some key facts to know.Read More
What Is Mixology?
Mixology courses aren’t just about the recipes involved with great cocktail making. It’s important to distinguish the difference between your average cocktail class and a mixology course. The latter is often held at reputable bartender schools, like our training facility in London. The Spirit Lab caters for all skills, providing courses for those who want to advance to the next level, as well as those with limited to no experience. Mixology lessons are going to give you everything you need to prepare, mix and pour amazing cocktails while keeping up with the pace behind a bar.
Areas Covered in Cocktail Making Classes
What you learn is going to depend on the type of class you take and who it’s aimed at. Some of the following are going to apply more to beginner lessons at bartending school, and others are going to be more suitable for those who are building on their existing knowledge. However, it’s useful to have some of these topics in mind when choosing the best schools for bartending.
This is going to cover everything from the different bar sections to how to manage them effectively. Training in the sequence of service is also going to help students to serve more than one customer without it affecting the quality of the drinks.
Classic & Contemporary Cocktails
Build speed and efficiency when making the many varieties of cocktail, including classic cocktails and newer recipes. More advanced lessons can also cover popular trends and experimenting when making modern cocktails.
Mixing & Pouring Techniques
Learn all the insider tips and tricks to mastering techniques for mixing and pouring cocktails. You’ll also get to grips with terms such as muddling, churning, layering and stirring, as well as different pouring methods, including gigger and free pouring.
A good cocktail will always be accompanied by a flawless presentation, so learning the art of presenting and garnishing drinks is a must.
Those looking to advance their skills will want to know more about how to work well with ice, taking the quality of their cocktails to the next level of awesome.
Advanced Customer Service
If you want to move your career into working at high-end venues, you’ll need to refine your customer service skills. Learn more about the expectations of leading industry establishments and earn yourself the competitive edge.
An expert bartenders school will also offer businesses bar consultancy solutions. This could cover retaining and training of staff, as well as completely redesigning your drinks menus.
Take a look at our cocktail courses to choose the right type of training for you.
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I'm a Beginner
None or few years of experience
in cocktail making
I want to Advance
Improving mixology techniques.
Min 5 years experience in a cocktail bar
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