Course overview

Whether you're a complete beginner or a bartender wanting to brush up on your skills – on this in-depth online course, you'll learn core recipes, methods and key historical facts from our expert instructor.

What you will learn

What you will learn
Over the past 20 years, we've designed the world's leading bartender courses. And for this online programme, we've channelled our extensive expertise into 3.5 hours, creating the industry's most comprehensive online bartending course. For just €34 you will get... – 34 bartending lessons – 27 cocktail recipes – 3.5 hours of step-by-step videos – Lifelong access to the course – In-depth, downloadable study notes – An official EBS certificate after passing an exam Here's what you'll learn... The perfect serve Drinking a cocktail should be a great experience that engages the senses. From using the correct glassware and selecting the right type of ice to choosing the garnish and mixer, you’ll learn how to make and serve the perfect cocktail. Gavin will take you through how to put together the perfect gin and tonic, Aperol spritz and rusty nail. The history of cocktails Studying the rich history of the bartending is important if you want to understand the industry as it is today. You’ll delve into the fascinating journey of cocktail-making from the 1800s, pre-prohibition America and the tiki era to modern day mixology. Essential methods and techniques Gavin will demonstrate and explain the fundamental bartending techniques of shaking, pouring, muddling, stirring and rolling. He will also cover more advanced techniques including double bottle pour and chase pour. After the course, you’ll have a solid understanding of the core bartending techniques. Equipment Get to grips with the essential bartending equipment you’ll use when working at a bar. This includes stirring glasses, shakers, strainers, spoons, citrus squeezers, muddlers and jiggers. Cocktail recipes Learn how to make a vast range of cocktails starting with the more simple before progressing to more complex recipes. You’ll cover everything from the daiquiri, mojito and bloody Mary to the white Russian, negroni and pisco sour, plus plenty more. Flavours To make the perfect cocktail, you need to know how to balance flavours. Gavin will cover the five key flavours: sweet, sour, bitter, salt and umami, explain what role they play in cocktail-making and show you how to use them to craft your own cocktail creations.

Course details

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for both beginners and established bartenders wanting to brush up on their skills. After the course, you’ll have a solid foundation that you can build on, whether you want to go further and take a more advanced course, or start working straight away. You’ll even receive an official EBS certificate after passing the exam, showcasing your knowledge. The instructor speaks in English, but subtitles are available in Spanish, French, German and Italian.