The Best Place for Professional Bartending
Being a top professional bartender in one of the worlds best venues can take some of the best professionals many years to achieve. We find many students coming us wanting to reach the top and a professional bartending course like we offer at Spirit Lab London can create an amazing shortcut for students to really start to have a full and intrinsic understanding of the cocktail making process. It is important to make time-wise decisions about your bartending career path so undertaking a specialised bartenders training course can help you to leapfrog ahead of your competition.Read More
The Basics of Cocktail Making
Spirit Lab can really give you an edge behind the bar. Professional bartending starts with basics such as understanding full compliance of the sale of alcohol laws along with general health & safety. It may not be as exciting & fun as the cocktail making and testing part of our course but it is essential to help you along your journey of bartending perfection. Our courses not only give you a range of classic and contemporary cocktails that you can make to amaze people, we help you to serve them to perfection and give the added wow-factor into everything that you do. Being able to flow with your natural personality will give you an advantage behind the bar and you’ll be able to enjoy the experience all the more as well as providing the best service.
Fundamental Understanding of the Cocktail Making Process
Your repertoire of cocktail creations will never go well unless you understand why it is that you are doing mixes in certain orders. Why one mixer will form well with a certain spirit and the difference between brands of spirits. For example, all whiskey is not equal and in cocktail making there can be a vast difference between a drink mixed by someone who understands what they are doing and someone who does not. At Spirit Lab London we expect someone who’ll be professional bartending after one of our courses to leave our school as best prepared for that experience as possible. The bars our students go to will be different from ours. The ingredients won’t be the same and probably the customers will be different too. The key understanding of mixology that you will get from one of our courses and how best to mix for certain audiences will give you the confidence to tackle the most demanding of professional bartending positions.
Practice in our Real Cocktail Bar
It is essential that you get to practice your new skills in a live environment with the support of our qualified bartenders. Some of the mixology we teach is of course pretty complex to master – if it wasn’t it would not wow people in the same way – so it’s essential that you can build your confidence up in a live environment but with appropriate support. Mixing a drink slowly in class and mixing a drink amongst the hustle and bustle of a busy city bar are vastly different. In amongst what can be a chaos of noise with people trying to get your attention can present a different pressure and requires a level of skill to apply the mixology you learn in class into a real live environment. Having the pizazz to wow customers but do it in an efficient way that keeps the bar running and ticking over requires precise attention to detail as much as it relies upon your natural personality to shine through in how you deal with people.
UK & Worldwide Recognised Certification
At our school you will gain a certification that is recognised throughout the UK and worldwide. We’re proud to offer a WSET Diploma which is well known as a professional bartending qualification.
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WSET: The world's leading provider of Wine and Spirit education and It's the must qualification for professionals in the wine & spirit trade as well as for non-professional connoisseurs.
People FIRST / HOSPITALITY GUILD – It unites training providers and guarantees their quality. It aims to support all our students' at every stage of their career with opportunities in hospitality and tourism.
UK Best Bartending School 2018 - 2019
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
” Thank you so much for such an amazing course, I had such a fun time and learnt so much whilst doing it. ”
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” 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. ”
” Course was great and I will definitely come back to attend the advance part ”
” 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! ”
” 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. ”
” 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! ”
” Gets you ready for a career behind the bar in 1 week! Thank u ”
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!
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!