2-Day Cocktails & Mixology Course

The 2-Day Cocktails & Mixology Course is a fantastic introduction to the world of mixology, the culinary art that separates an everyday cocktail from the craft cocktail.

Get hands on practice mixing drinks behind our practice bar in a real bartender school & Explore the world of mixology and discover new flavours!

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2-Day Cocktails & Mixology Course

Run by our experienced instructors, the course is a hands-on introduction to making great drinks, with a focus on practical bartending and understanding flavour. You’ll learn the building blocks of mixology and the tools and techniques you need to know, and gain valuable experience mixing drinks behind our practice bar.

You’ll learn everything from basic to advanced mixology techniques, find the flavours that inspire you and create all sorts of delicious drinks, from twists on the classics to your own craft cocktails.

At the end of the course, You will  receive a certificate and become a graduate of Dublin Bar Academy. Course is run on select weekdays and weekends (10am-5pm)

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Dive into our mixology course and a world of new flavours to discover in our Dublin Academy!

Design your own drinks and learn to express your creativity and personality through flavour!

Introduction to mixology

The Introduction to mixology takes place over 2 days. You’ll learn everything from basic to advanced mixology techniques, experiment with new flavours and flavour combinations and learn how you can elevate the classic cocktails by twisting them and create your own craft cocktails with all the homemade products that we’ll make on the course. 

From everything from syrups and cordials to fat washing and clarifications, there is a whole world of exciting products and delicious cocktails to use them in for you to explore.

Course overview

Practical Bar

  • Learn to make Classic Cocktails
  • Bartending Movements & Technique
  • Handling Glassware & Service

Cocktail Creation

  • How to elevate the classics
  • How to design a cocktail
  • Cocktail tasting
  • Cocktail creation 

Mixology

  • Introduction to the Mixology Philosophy
  • Understanding flavour and flavour combinations
  • Product creation
  • Product design

Classes run on select weekdays and weekends

Get hands on practice mixing drinks behind our practice bar in a real bartender school & Explore the world of mixology and discover new flavours!

3 Major Benefits

1
Learn how to make everything from classics to craft cocktails.
2
Learn how to make all sorts of mixology products and recipes like syrups, shrubs, foams and more
3
Create all sorts of exciting drinks, from elevated twists on the classics to craft cocktails

What You’ll Discover

The Theory of Bartending

The Principles of Mixology

There is a vast difference between using a pre-bottled product and making your own from scratch. This is the basic principle of Mixology, the culinary art that separates an everyday cocktail from the craft cocktail. 

In our mixologist training we’ll guide you through how to properly cook and create mixology recipes, with insights into measurements and scaling, how to handle different products and what flavours work well together. You’ll create your own products, such as foams, syrups, tinctures and cordials and learn how to extract the most flavour out of your ingredients. Then you’ll see how we can use these delicious products in delicious cocktails!

Find Your Flavours

Flavour is a personal thing. To create the best cocktails you need to find your own flavours and learn to express yourself through them. The course is full of tasting opportunities for you to discover taste profiles, flavour combinations and textures that you haven’t experienced before and begin opening your mind to the world of possibilities within mixology. 

By the end of the course you will have greater insight into the flavours that make you tick and that you’re best suited to experiment and work with.

Understand Your Palate

The key to success in mixologist training is understanding your own palate. The reason flavour is such a personal experience is because no two people taste things in the same way. By learning exactly what sort of palate you have will naturally lead you to finding your personal groove and importantly where you can train it to be more receptive or open. 

You’ll taste a wide range of flavours and flavour combinations that will expand the horizons of what your palate can appreciate and what exciting combinations you can come up with yourself.

Elevate Your Drinks

Mixology is all about elevation of flavour. By creating homemade products instead of using store bought, generic products you can create far better depth of flavour, more natural expressions of the ingredients you use and mix and match flavours within a product to create new and exciting combinations. 

By doing so you’ll learn how to turn the classic cocktail formulas and recipes into elevated twists that will outshine the cocktails they’re based on!

Elements of Mixology

Taking the scientific elements of mixology one step further. We’ll explore the cutting edge of mixology and craft cocktails by experimenting with the techniques and cocktail production methods like: fat washing, infusion, clarification, flavour extraction, sous-vide and many more.

This is where the magic of mixology really shines. By combining wonderful flavours with showstopping cocktail aesthetics, you’ll be making craft cocktails that can go head to head with drinks in top bars around the world.

Design Your Own Cocktails

Using mixology products goes well beyond just twisting classic recipes. The world of craft cocktails is based on utilising the techniques and extractions of flavour within mixology to create all new cocktails that push the boundaries of cocktail culture ever forward. You’ll have the chance to design your own mixology products that you’ll then experiment with to create your own craft cocktails that express the flavours that excite you the most and work harmoniously with your preferred spirits and liqueurs.

You never know, you could be creating a new modern classic that will put you in the cocktail hall of fame!

The Practice of Bartending

Bartending Essentials Masterclass

Learn the tools of the trade! Bartender training involves all sorts of equipment like jiggers, different types of bar spoons, shakers and strainers, as well as a range of glassware and all sorts of products from spirits to garnishes.

You’ll dive into the essential equipment, as well as some of the more advanced pieces of kit we use to make amazing cocktails. We’ll discuss the major spirit categories, talking about where they’re from, what they are made of and how they’re made. Plus we’ll cover the importance of quality ice, what the purpose of ice is in a cocktail and why certain types and shapes of ice are important.

  • What exactly is a ‘jigger’?
  • What’s the difference between a coupe and a martini glass?
  • What is tequila made from?
  • How is clear block ice made?
How to Mix Drink

Mixing drinks is the name of the game! You’ll learn the principle techniques you need to make cocktails, from stirring to shaking to rolling, as well as which method is most suitable for different drinks. We’ll show you different ways to shake cocktails and how different types of shakes and shakers affect the cocktail. You’ll practice how to stir a drink properly to get it perfect every time, as well as different mixing techniques that you can use instead of stirring.

You’ll also get an understanding of how to pour, garnish and serve drinks correctly, whilst also learning about the importance of a cocktail’s appearance and how to excite the people you are mixing them for.

  • What’s the difference between shaking and stirring?
  • Why do some cocktails need to be stirred?
  • What makes a garnish ‘great’?
  • What does a perfectly poured cocktail look like?

The World of Mixology

The Principles of Mixology

There is a vast difference between using a pre-bottled product and making your own from scratch. This is the basic principle of Mixology, the culinary art that separates an everyday cocktail from the craft cocktail.

In our mixologist training we’ll guide you through how to properly cook and create mixology recipes, with insights into measurements and scaling, how to handle different products and what flavours work well together. You’ll create your own products, such as foams, syrups, tinctures and cordials and learn how to extract the most flavour out of your ingredients. Then you’ll see how we can use these delicious products in delicious cocktails!

Find Your Flavours

Flavour is a personal thing. To create the best cocktails you need to find your own flavours and learn to express yourself through them. The course is full of tasting opportunities for you to discover taste profiles, flavour combinations and textures that you haven’t experienced before and begin opening your mind to the world of possibilities within mixology.

By the end of the course you will have greater insight into the flavours that make you tick and that you’re best suited to experiment and work with.

Understand Your Palate

The key to success in mixologist training is understanding your own palate. The reason flavour is such a personal experience is because no two people taste things in the same way. By learning exactly what sort of palate you have will naturally lead you to finding your personal groove and importantly where you can train it to be more receptive or open.

You’ll taste a wide range of flavours and flavour combinations that will expand the horizons of what your palate can appreciate and what exciting combinations you can come up with yourself.

Elevate Your Drinks

Mixology is all about elevation of flavour. By creating homemade products instead of using store bought, generic products you can create far better depth of flavour, more natural expressions of the ingredients you use and mix and match flavours within a product to create new and exciting combinations.

By doing so you’ll learn how to turn the classic cocktail formulas and recipes into elevated twists that will outshine the cocktails they’re based on!

Elements of Mixology

Taking the scientific elements of mixology one step further. We’ll explore the cutting edge of mixology and craft cocktails by experimenting with the techniques and cocktail production methods like: fat washing, infusion, clarification, flavour extraction, sous-vide and many more.

This is where the magic of mixology really shines. By combining wonderful flavours with showstopping cocktail aesthetics, you’ll be making craft cocktails that can go head to head with drinks in top bars around the world.

Our Story

A genuine demand for higher standards in training and education

The Dublin Bar Academy was set up in 2012 to give young and aspiring bartenders the training they need to step behind any bar in the world with confidence. Since then we trained and brought thousands of students to become masters of their craft and brought knowledge to thousands of lovers of beverage.

We look forward to continuing the journey with thousands of students to come to Dublin Bar Academy. We look forward to welcoming you to our family and the journey of flavour.

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