Mixologist Secrets – How to Become a Bartending Pro
Would you love to become a mixologist and master the secrets of bartending? There are some incredible mixology courses out there, including those held at The Spirit Lab, where we train everyone from complete beginners to those with years of experience. But what is a mixologist and why should you train professionally? Here’s some expert insight.Read More
What Is a Mixologist?
Have you ever been to one bar where the drinks are so-so, yet visited another where the cocktails had the wow factor? Mixology is the art of making cocktails, with expert methods and ingredients used throughout the preparation to create delicious tasting drinks. A mixologist has these skills, having gained an in-depth understanding of the craft. They’re not just someone who throws a few cocktails together. Advanced techniques can even cover aspects such as the chemistry of drinks and spirits, ice manipulation and more. If you’ve visited a bar where there are skilled, qualified individuals working behind it, you’ll notice the difference. That’s why bar consultancy experts often advise businesses to ensure their staff have been trained at bartending school.
Why Train in Mixology?
Completing professional mixology classes with a respected course provider will give you official certifications you can place on your CV. It helps those who want to get a foot in the industry door, as well as established bartenders looking for their next career move. The techniques you learn can even push you on to secure a role in five-star venues, not only in the UK but abroad too. It’s a great way to give yourself more opportunities, expand your skillset and do what you love.
Luckily, courses can range from just three days to a week, giving you the confidence to practice your new skills as soon as possible. At The Spirit Lab, we limit our class sizes to no more than eight people, giving you the one on one support required to help you feel comfortable to thrive. If you’re considering several bartender schools, ensure they cover everything you need to achieve the outcomes you want.
Join Our Bartenders School
At The Spirit Lab, we offer a bartenders school like no other, operating a real, operating bar in which you’ll learn all the tricks and secrets to becoming the best mixologist you can be. We cover everything from expert mixing and pouring techniques to ways of developing your self-confidence when working at speed behind the bar. We have earned several accreditations and awards, including Bartending School of the Year 2019 at the LUX Life Global Hospitality Awards.
Our classes are the perfect choice for anyone searching for the best schools for bartending. We have courses ideal for beginners and junior bartenders, as well as more advanced options for those with at least five years of experience working in a cocktail bar. From there, the world’s your oyster, with our certifications recognised in over 60 countries globally.
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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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