Start to be a professional bartender

International Mixology Course

1 Week Intensive

Who is it for?

This program is aimed at Beginners or Junior Barman who are looking to master the secrets of cocktail making and build up confidence behind the bar.

The course also appeals to University students, Business Owners and Bar enthusiast who are interested in developing their cocktail awareness and acquire a new exciting skill.

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Look the subjects you will learn

The course objective is to teach the right modern mixology techniques and the international product knowledge required in any professional bar environment, from luxury hotels to stand alone bars, from high-quality restaurants to luxury clubs!

✓ Bartending Fundamental

Get a clear understanding of how the industry works and operates.
You will study
– The History of bartending
– Knowledge of the different sections and how to operate them effectively
– Roles, responsibilities and duties involved
– How to set up the bar
– Code of conduct and how to work well in a team
– How to operate and run a perfect shift
– Opening and Closing Procedures

✓ Mixing techniques

Learn and practice bartending techniques and get familiar with key bar tools.
We will cover:
– Muddling, Churning, Layering and Stirring
– How to combine & blend ingredients
– How to shake, throwing and rolling
– How to use the gigger

✓ Product knowledge

Get an in-depth and professional understanding of ALL the types of spirits.
Understanding the families of spirit means becoming a Mixologist…like an old teacher of mine used to tell me: “…you cannot mix what you don’t understand and what you don’t know about…!”
We will guide you from the origin to the final composition in order to effectively use and mix them together.

✓ Classic and Contemporary Cocktails

You will learn by actually doing it! It’s the only way you will get the technique, speed, and efficiency in a short period.
– Practising on 50+ cocktail recipes following the IBA list. Those are the one replicable all over the globe and includes drinks like Martini, Mojito, Old fashion, Manhattan, Cosmopolitan, Daiquiri etc.
– Practising on garnishes and stunning looking cocktails

✓ Pouring Techniques

How to effectively make the perfect serve on every drink and impress clients while you are entertaining them. We will cover:
– Standard pour
– Gigger and free pouring
– Multiple bottles handling

✓ Sequence of service

Understand how to effectively serve more than one customer at a time without compromising on the quality.
You are gonna be Behind the bar most of the time so you’ll get used to the feeling and speed behind the bar.

✓ Build Confidence and Experience

Practical ways to overcome nervousness and develop self-confidence so that you get comfortable behind the bar and manage any customer demands.

✓ and much more...

ELEVATE YOURSELF FROM THE REST

... to become a Rockstar Barman

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Why you should choose The Spirit Lab

1 Week of intensive in house training in London

Seven hours of daily training which involves product knowledge, distillation process, customer care, sequence of service and practical cocktail making sessions.

Diploma & Certification WSET L1 Award in Spirits

Certifications recognized in over 60 countries in the world.

Diploma & Certification WSET L1 Award in Spirits

Certifications recognized in over 60 countries in the world.

Max 8 Students per class

This is our approach. One to one approach to get the best results.

Held in our BAR in London City Centre

Behind a real working bar most of the time to get used to the feeling of life behind the bar.

Held in our BAR in London City Centre

Behind a real working bar most of the time to get used to the feeling of life behind the bar.

Hands on practice with real spirits and fresh ingredients

Practicing on 50+ cocktail recipes following the IBA list such as: Martini, Mojito, Old fashion, Manhattan, Cosmopolitan, Daiquiri etc.

Student course book

An easy and useful guide to allow you to review everything you learn during the course.

Student course book

An easy and useful guide to allow you to review everything you learn during the course

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What our students say...

” Thank you so much for such an amazing course, I had such a fun time and learnt so much whilst doing it. ”

Hannah

Hannah

United Kingdom

” I absolutely loved the photos! Thank you so much for hosting such a well informed and hands-on course! I’ve gone back to my job with so many ideas and so much motivation! ”

Benjamin

Benjamin

United Kingdom

” Thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to attend the course. I found it beyond expectations in every aspect of both theory and practice. The course was expertly delivered, your enthusiasm, knowledge and passion was exemplary and allowed the week to flow faultlessly. ”

Jim

Jim

United Kingdom

” Course was great and I will definitely come back to attend the advance part ”

Calvin

Calvin

USA

” I just wanted to personally thank you for the opportunity to take the 1-week course I learnt so much that it made such an improvement to my knowledge and skills of cocktail making. THANKS, SPIRIT LAB! ”

Elizabeth

Elizabeth

United Kingdom

” In only one week, I learned a lot of information regarding mixology and spirits.
The theoretical part in the morning and the practical part in the evening were very interesting and helpful. ”

Milena

Milena

Germany

” Great tutor and fantastic amenities! I have learned so much and it’s a course i’ll definitely recommend! 10 out of 10 for me! ”

Pier

Pier

Italy

” Gets you ready for a career behind the bar in 1 week! Thank u ”

Gianni

Gianni

Italy

I am happy to say that when you are excellent it is harder to say they’re great! I learnt so much and I was super impressed with how much knowledge they gave in just 1 week.My experience has been amazing and I got a great job right after it. Thanks, Manny and Spirit Lab!

Valentina

Valentina

Italy

I would recommend The Spirit Lab to any of my friends.Your Knowledge is superb, the service has been very pro-active, prompt and TOP- class!The experience was fantastic, the product knowledge given has been very sharp and your prices are keen. EXCELLENT VALUE and after the course all you have to do is to keep it up!

Alex

Alex

United Kingdom