If you already have some bartending experience and want to take your skills to the next level, The Advanced Bartending Course is for you.
This globally-recognised course includes 10 days of intensive training with expert instructors, who will help take your skills from good to outstanding.
Learn all about molecular mixology, cocktail presentation, cocktail families, and much more. This in-depth, hands-on course is designed to radically enhance the skills and knowledge of experienced bartenders.
What’s more, you’ll have free lifelong access to EBS MatchStaff after you graduate, which puts you first-in-line for the industry’s best job opportunities, all over the world.
Become a more knowledgeable, confident, and skillful bartender
Seminars from industry experts
Once or twice a week, you’ll attend seminars by industry experts and get the chance to discuss particular spirits in detail such as cognac, gin, rum, and tequila. Each seminar you’ll delve into the history of the spirit and even take part in a creation session, where you’ll make and try some classic drinks.
Learn the art of ice carving
Uncover the limitless possibilities of ice. You’ll find out how to use ice to change the dynamics of a drink, the importance of the type and shape, and the overall importance of ice. You’ll also discover how to transform a block of ice into a piece of art, learning to carve an ice diamond and an ice sphere by hand. You’ll even get to grips with a simple, yet impressive piece of equipment that produces perfectly formed balls of ice.
Craft impressive products
Get hands-on with advanced garnishing and product creation. You’ll learn how to craft syrups, cordials, foams, bitters, and other intricate ingredients.
Enhance your skills and learn advanced new methods
Discover how to provide seamless service while developing your own style behind the bar
Enhance your career prospects
Get a globally recognised EBS certificate
Course Content Overview
Mixologist vs the modern bartender - what's the difference?In this module, you’ll learn about the history of mixology, how it’s progressed over the years and what it takes to become a mixologist. You’ll also analyse the word ‘bartender’, discovering what it has represented throughout history and what it means today.
Pre-Prohibition and Prohibition ErasAmerican prohibition changed society’s position on alcohol; this is why it’s essential that you’re familiar with this era. Many drinks were invented in the lead up to prohibition, and many of these drinks have become modern-day classics. In this module, you’ll get to learn some recipes and try them for yourself. You’ll also learn about:
What people drank before, during, and after the prohibition era
Drinks that predate the cocktail such as the punch, cobbler, and sling
The history of cocktails, which year they were created, and who invented them
The Journey of the Bartender – from Past to PresentLearn about the history of the bartender and how the craftsmen have been changing and developing the profession for centuries. You’ll also discover the importance of ingredients, techniques, and equipment in making quality cocktails.
Methods / Techniques and EquipmentEver wondered why James Bond asks for his martini ‘shaken, not stirred’? In this module, you’ll learn what it takes to make the perfect cocktail. You’ll discover:
Which method to use for which drink
Why some drinks are shaken, stirred or rolled
Equipment we use today, like jiggers, shakers and strainers
Equipment used throughout bartending history including a ‘Lewis Bag’, as well as old measurements like wine glasses and tablespoons
How to shake a drink, as well as the different types of shakers, and how they affect a cocktail
How to stir a drink properly
Different types of bar spoons
Different mixing techniques
Cocktail Categories, Families and ThemesWe believe in learning by doing. So on this module, you’ll taste around 20 different cocktails from different families. You’ll also learn about their history, recipes, typical ingredients and equipment used to create them. You'll even pick up a few modern techniques and styles used to create signature cocktails, established by our board of education member Marian Beke, alongside expert bartender Johannes Kinch.
Hands-On TrainingAs part of this practical training, you’ll learn how to make some specialist ingredients from scratch, including purées, foams, syrups, and cordials. You’ll also be able to recognise the importance of presentation and quality of every cocktail.
Basic Molecular MixologyDive into the intriguing world of molecular mixology. Discover how to smoke a cocktail, make caviar and craft different types of foam. You’ll also learn all about the process of fat-washing and clarification. But one of the most vital elements of this molecular mixology module is uncovering the limitless possibilities of ice. You’ll find out how to use ice to change the dynamics of a drink, the importance of the type and shape, how to shape it yourself, and the purpose of ice.
Seminars from Industry ExpertsOnce or twice a week, you’ll attend seminars by industry experts and get the chance to discuss particular spirits in detail such as cognac, gin, rum, and tequila. Each seminar you’ll delve into the history of the spirit and even take part in a creation session, where you’ll make and try some classic drinks.
Bar TrainingIn this masterclass you’ll learn how to set up a fully functioning bar. A key part of this is making cocktails in the right order, so they’re of the highest possible quality. You’ll also find out why cocktail presentation is vital to their popularity.
Mystery BoxYour skills will be put to the test as you’ll be given a box full of ingredients and will have to conjure up a well-balanced cocktail. The Mystery Box is a fun challenge that gets you thinking on your feet and using all of your cocktail knowledge.
On the Advanced Bartending Course, you will...
Get 50-hours of instructor-led training
Learn how to carve ice, smoke cocktails, and use a vacuum pot
Have free, lifelong access to EBS MatchStaff
Learn from industry experts and brand ambassadors
Find out how to double shake, roll, and double stir
Visit a local distillery (depends on availability)
Study various cocktail families
Receive an attendance certificate
Create your own foams, syrups, and cordials
Enjoy hassle-free accommodation options
Craft your own classic cocktails
Get a welcome drink and a graduation dinner