50 hour Cocktail Training & Menu Creation Certificate

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About the course

Wouldn’t you love to have a career that gives you the opportunity to be creative and make people happy?

A talented bartender knows a lot about how to create unique and exciting flavors, while simultaneously playing the role of listener, therapist, and life coach to customers. Understanding what it takes to plan and create an amazingly tempting cocktail menu, and to serve that menu with class and flair requires a lot of talent and social skills.

 Whether you are looking to start a new career or want to revitalize the bartending career that you already have, we can help you gain the knowledge, etiquette, and helpful tips you will need to become a great mixologist.

 

Course Modules:

Module 1: History of cocktails
  • 1.1 Where it all began
  • 1.2 Early cocktails
  • 1.3 Evolution of the cocktail
  • 1.4 Cocktail trends through history
Module 2: Introduction to liquor
  • 2.1 Whiskey and scotch
  • 2.2 Vodka
  • 2.3 Rum
  • 2.4 Tequila
  • 2.5 Gin
  • 2.6 Liqueurs
  • 2.7 Cordials
Module 3: Introduction to cocktails
  • 3.1 Classic cocktails
  • 3.2 Highballs
  • 3.3 Two-liquor cocktails
  • 3.4 Martinis
  • 3.5 Shots
Module 4: Preparing the bar
  • 4.1 Organising your station
  • 4.2 Glassware styles and uses
  • 4.3 Prepping garnishes
  • 4.4 Bar upkeep
  • 4.5 Helpful bar tools
Module 5: Interacting with the customer
  • 5.1 Greeting
  • 5.2 Rules of etiquette
  • 5.3 Proper customer interaction
  • 5.4 Making appropriate recommendations
  • 5.5 Handling customer complaints with poise
  • 5.6 Dealing with a drunk customer
Module 6: Flair bartending
  • 6.1 History
  • 6.2 Techniques
  • 6.3 Guidelines
  • 6.4 Improvisation
  • 6.5 Entertainment
Module 7: Pouring technique
  • 7.1 Pouring a beer
  • 7.2 Opening wine and champagne
  • 7.3 Measuring
  • 7.4 Shaking and straining
  • 7.5 Mixing and muddling
  • 7.6 Floating and layering
  • 7.7 Free pouring
Module 8: Mixology
  • 8.1 The basics
  • 8.2 Properly making the classics
  • 8.3 Creating new and exciting drinks
  • 8.4 Planning a cocktail menu
  • 8.5 Rules to follow
Module 9: Popular cocktails around the globe
  • 9.1 North America
  • 9.2 Europe
  • 9.3 Asia
  • 9.4 East Asia
  • 9.5 South America
  • 9.6 Central America
  • 9.7 Australia
  • 9.8 Africa
Module 10: Pairing cocktails with food or events
  • 10.1 Know your flavours
  • 10.2 Match the season
  • 10.3 Match the venue
  • 10.4 Food pairing
  • 10.5 Rules and guidelines

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