International & Advanced Mixology Classes
The expert bartenders and mixologists showing fine artistry of cocktail making have had extensive training and experience in London mixology classes, helping them stand out beyond standard bartending training. However, many of the worlds leading experts have no other formal educational qualifications. Continue reading below and discover more about cocktail making class requirements needed to take you an adventure to become the bartender of your dreams. Below we outline the expectations and needs of the mixologist and unwrap some of the mysteries about how these people became experts so you can see if this maybe the perfect career for you.Read More
Mixology Explained Simply
There are many different words to describe people behind a bar such as bartender or bartending with more specialist terms describing each niche within the cocktail making and bartending industry. So what does it all mean? What is a mixologist?
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For students with none or just a few years of experience in cocktail making.
Improving Mixology Techniques for students with a minimum of 5 years experience in a cocktail bar.
The Specialities of the Expert Cocktail Maker
The mixology expert specialises making cocktails and mixing specialist alcoholic cocktail drinks with a perfection and style that really create a wow factor, offering a speedy service that simultaneously feels relaxed and controlled with a full understanding of how to mix specific drinks so that they turn out perfectly. Such as not crushing Chlorophyll from mint leaves when making a Mojito cocktail which will make it turn out bitter instead of refreshing.
Spirit Lab London Classes
Our Mixology Classes in London will help you to learn the intrinsic art behind making cocktails to perfection and teach you a full understanding behind the concepts behind each drink and cocktail. In each cocktail making class, you will not only learn a whole load of special techniques and specialist recipes though you will also learn how to become the type of bartender that the best hotels, restaurants & venues will want to employ. You’ll learn to provide service that is speedy yet able to amaze. You’ll understand the importance of providing a friendly service with titbits of appropriate trivia added in to show your competence as a bartender. According to legend, Ernest Hemingway’s favourite drink was the Mojito cocktail. So why not mention this or some other facts while you’re wowing the customer with your cocktail mixing skill. We ensure a low number of students per teacher to make sure that you get all the guidance that you require to get to a high level during our London cocktail classes. All rights reserved to The Spirit Lab.
Mixology Classes: What Do You Need to Know
Along with their signature cocktails and expansive knowledge of mixing drinks, the best mixologists and finest bartenders will also have an in depth knowledge of craft beers and fine wines & brandies. They’ll understand the differences between each type of whiskey and be able to explain in detail their choices of particular brands within their own cocktail recipes. Alongside the encyclopedic knowledge of alcohol & spirits (including cocktails) the top mixologists will be able to provide superior customer service. After all, that’s what any business employing you will be trying to provide. Being able to be yourself and provide excellent customer service is not always easy, especially if you’re under pressure to make sure everything is running smoothly, but with excellent communication and the ability to really listen to customers you can really make a difference to their day as well as your own tips.
In our cocktail making classes, we love seeing our students pouring as much of their personality into their mixes as they are the alcohol and cocktails! It’s important to be yourself in whatever you do and being a bartender gives you an unusual way to express yourself and the perfect environment to do it in. The only qualification that you need to become the best cocktails mixologist out there is to be enthusiastic about it, a passion for the environment you’re working in, and a love of meeting new and interesting people. With a lot of hard work you are as likely to succeed as anyone else. The lessons we teach in our cocktail masterclasses can give you an edge but the hard work will be all yours.
Required Level of Education for Cocktail Classes
This is simple to answer. There is no required level of education needed for you to become a student on one of our cocktail making London classes. There is also no minimal required level of education to become the world’s top bartender, the Rockstar bartender as we like to call them. Success in this field is all down to how well you’re willing to educate yourself and the level of passion and enthusiasm that you’re willing to put in. If you feel unsure whether or not our cocktail making class may be a good fit for your needs then please contact us. We work closely with students and would love to hear from you to discuss our London mixology courses and what we can do for you.
The Role Defined
The role of the mixologist is to elegantly serve a range of alcoholic and sometimes non-alcoholic drinks, cocktails and beverages to customers in a range of venues such as hotels, restaurants & bars. While the role will certainly include making an array of classic and/or modern cocktails and mixed drinks it may well also stem out into needing to understand fine wines or craft beers. Certainly the more that you know, the larger the opportunities they will find in front of them. Ultimately one day reaching the level where they are expertly creating a range of future-classic cocktails that make a particular venue stand out above all others. Possibly one of our students will one day be the creator of one of the recipes that we incorporate into our London cocktail making classes. Maybe it will be you?!
A bartender will know when to apply their personality and charm while maintaining complete control over their cocktail making but also knowing when they should listen and when they should talk. They will want a smooth running ship so that everything works efficiently and allows them the maximum time to concentrate on what makes people come to the venue to start with. This is something you can start to learn in our cocktail masterclasses.
Experience Life behind a Real Cocktail Bar in London
Looking for a cocktail masterclass? In order to keep a bar running smoothly so that the best service can be maintained and also the amazement factor of the establishment, certain routine tasks must of course be undertaken. Our cocktail making classes are, of course, centred around students learning the specialist techniques behind making a range of cocktails, but a major part of our classes allow students to
gain experience in our very real cocktail bar .
Of course our staff will be on hand to support you during cocktail classes, but you will gain very important insights into the methodology needed to keep the bar running smoothly and efficiently so that you can get on with the important job of focusing on making cocktails that will amaze people.
Teaching Great Bartending!
There are a number of tasks that will ensure the smooth running of the bar that you may have to take on as part of their job. Many of these will be the things that actually get you the big tips. Keeping the flow of glasses, drink mixers and ice will ensure you having less problems behind the bar than if you wait until you need them. Efficiency will allow you more time with your customer and more likely to get tipped. People tip great service.
Dealing with Suppliers & Cash
Depending upon your position in the bar you could be required to be ordering stock and supplies for the bar from outside companies and vendors. You will need to understand how to deal with cash and card payments from customers with efficiency and you will have the responsibility to ensure all the customers that you serve are in fact over 18. There are tough penalties for bartenders who breach the sale of alcohol laws so it is essential that you fully understand where you stand with it. We’ll introduce you to these skills in our cocktail classes.
Keep the Bar as You’d Want it to be as a Customer
Part of your role will most likely include some housekeeping to keep the bar looking as you’d want it to look if you were a customer. Empty glasses and mess is not a good look for the premium environments and top venues that you will want to work in. Keeping on top of basic bartending tasks will make your bar run more efficiently, be less effort overall, and it’ll allow you to concentrate on providing great service with a wow factor that will earn you the best tips.
Setting Up / Closing Down the Bar
You may become responsible for setting the bar up which will mean thinking ahead of time for the oncoming rush of customers. Equally you could be responsible for closing the bar down which will represent a different level of responsibility to cash out the tills, leave the bar ready for business the next day as well as securing the bar or bar area. Depending upon your level of experience will dictate the level of responsibility that your bartending employer will give you.
Bars Often Have Other Services
Depending upon the type of venue that you work at and the services that they offer you could also be responsible for dealing with and serving food or snacks.
What is Needed to Become the Best Mixologist
Employers in this world do not only employ people based on their skills. Bar owners, top venues, restaurants, hotels, will all look for a personality that matches their brand ethos. They will look for enthusiasm about the venue. You not only need to be able to prove you have a great skill set you will need to show that you have a great personality too. Our cocktail masterclass will help you to learn a whole range of bar related topics so that you will leave our course as a well skill bartender as well as a mixologist but being able to correctly apply your personality to give perfect customer service while being able to stand out from the crowd is an art form in itself.
Our London Mixology Classes
Our cocktail masterclasses and Mixology Classes in London give you real experience in a real bar situation to make sure that you are well trained before you head out looking for the top cocktail bar jobs and the best venues that are hiring mixologists. We want to give you the edge against the other bartenders with everything that we teach in our cocktail masterclass. All rights reserved to The Spirit Lab.
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Improving mixology techniques.
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