Introduction to Cocktails
Perfect the art of making cocktails! Learn the history, the necessary equipment as well as techniques and recipes to mix and serve high quality cocktails.
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1 - 2 hour

About the Course

The Introduction to Cocktails Course has been designed so that you can perfect the art of mixing cocktails. This course will educate you about the history of the cocktail, equipment used to mix and serve cocktails, techniques and how to create a wide selection of classic non-alcoholic and alcoholic drinks.

You will have the confidence to not only mix but to serve high quality cocktails to customers using the skills that you have learned and the knowledge you have gained.

Who is this course suitable for?

This course is ideal for the home enthusiast looking to produce professional quality cocktails for their family and friends.   It is also ideally suited for the professional bartender or mixologist looking to raise the standard of their skills, produce the highest quality cocktails and mixed drinks and deliver a mind-blowing customer experience. Finally, it is also is also perfect for bartenders with no mixology experience that wish to break in to the world of cocktail mixology.

Course Content

Our cocktail course is broken down into three easy to follow modules: –

Introduction and Getting Started – In this introductory module you will learn about the history and origins of cocktails. We will also introduce you to the cocktails of today and what is meant by Molecular Mixology. In addition, you will learn about the equipment and glassware used in the making of cocktails.

Making Cocktails – This module includes the 5 techniques used in the effective creation of a cocktail and the keys steps needed in cocktail methodology. Additionally, you will gain a clear understanding of combining various fruits, spices and herbs and the impact they have on flavour.

Cocktail Creations – In this section of the course you will learn about the eight different types of cocktails which are commonly served to customers. This includes the Margarita, Mojito, Daiquiri, Bloody Mary, Cosmopolitan, Caipirinha, Cuba Libre and the Dry Gin Martini.


All of our courses are delivered directly online and are self paced so you can study wherever and whenever. The course material is delivered in short sections covering each of the above units in detail and is accompanied with a short test at the end of each to reinforce what you have learned. In order to complete the course successfully you will need to pass 21 out of 30 questions in the end of course assessment.


This course typically takes approximately 1 – 2 hours to complete although this can vary for each student. Once registered for the course there is no time limit for completion.


Once you have successfully passed the  end of course assessment you can download and print an industry recognised certificate which is endorsed by the Institute of Hospitality.

We only work with the very best

Our training courses are written and managed by hospitality professionals with many years’ experience in their field. You will be learning from the best and you will come away from your training inspired by mentors who understand your aspirations and requirements.

Group Training

If you are responsible for training a large number of staff, you may also be interested in our group training portal Our well established system allows you to easily track and record who has received and completed the training, while reducing the need for administration and paperwork.

Course Modules

  • A brief History and Getting Started
  • Making Cocktails
  • Cocktail Creations

Recent Reviews

"full of good info"
"Could be more up to date"
"it was very understandable and interesting"
"Very interesting and learnt a lot."
"Quick and informative. Enjoyed this course as a complete novice. Feel Ive learned more and wanting to experiment with some of the methods and cocktails."
"this course was very good. it was clear and precise, it gave you all the basics you need to know in a simple and effective way that you could remember the details and wasn't overcome with too much information."
"It was a good comprehensive crash course. Maybe some more details for beginners on what drinks and liqueurs and actually are e.g: Gomme and Vermont. Also the option to mute the guided reading and clearer arrows for how to move on. Otherwise thoroughly enjoyed."