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 cocktails and mixology 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.

Creating Cocktails – 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.


Our Introduction to Cocktails 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, including this Introduction to Cocktails course, 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

"very informative"
"Amaing nd very detailed"
"More like a beginner course."
"good information"
"would be better if there was an option to turn off the narrator and read at your own pace"
"Very good"
"Really great basic understanding of cocktails"
"A good, easy to follow course"