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The Advanced Professional Bartender Package (Location – Redditch)


The Advanced Professional Bartender Package is the ideal bartending course for the developing bartender; with over 2 years cocktail experience; who is serious about a career within the drinks industry.



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  • Product Description

    The Advanced Professional Bartender Package is the ideal bartending course for the developing bartender who is serious about a career within the drinks industry.

    An exploration into mixed drinks and cuting edge bartending techniques, this is an ever evolving course that changes as the drinks industry does. Guaranteed to develop your bartending skills for the current drinks industry.

    The Advanced Professional Bartender package is suitable for cocktail bartenders / mixologists with over 2 years experience working in a fast paced cocktail environment. You will need a great working knowledge of classic cocktails as the course will immerse you straight into a world of advanced spirit knowledge, blind tastings, molecular and cutting edge modern bartending techniques as well as opening up a world of forgotten and classic vintage cocktail recipes.

    The Advanced Professional Bartender package is made up of The Advanced Bartenders Course (ABC) and The Molecular Mixology Course (MM).

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    Stage 1. Advanced Bartenders Course

    The Advanced Bartenders Course is a practical hands on course, designed with modern bartending at its heart. Throughout this course you will focus on creativity, experimentation and learning.

    Throughout the week all your learning will focus you towards your end goal of presenting 2 drinks. Drink one will be allocated to you by tutor, you will design and create your own twist on a classic mixed drink family member, this is your chance to put into practice the new skills you have learnt for example infusions, homemade syrups and sherbets. Drink two will be a classic, vintage or forgotten cocktail of your choice, researched and presented with historical context, through research and experimentation you will find a preferred recipe

    During the course you will be set cocktail creation challenges to test your newfound advanced knowledge and creative skills. Working to set criteria designed to test specific abilities and perception of concepts you will be asked to create innovative cocktails based on classic mixed drink families.

    You will conduct comprehensive tasting comparisons of all the major spirit categories; including blind tastings that will allow you to really hone your tasting and advanced flavour detection skills by cutting out any potential brand or bottle bias; comparing premium and house spirits as well as how different production techniques and ingredients/flavours can affect the sensory experience of the end product.

    Learn about detailed mixed drink history and the mixed drink family tree/DNA for example; punches, slips, fizzes and cobblers; and how to confidently apply substitution and modifier theories into modern and current drink concepts using a range of primary, secondary and tertiary ingredients.

    As an advanced cocktail bartender you will research and explore lost and forgotten classic cocktail recipes as well as many vintage mixed drinks; alongside looking at advanced and cutting edge cocktail making techniques, such as batching, vatting, ageing drinks, making syrups, sherberts, infusions, reductions and dehydrations to name just a few. Then you will discover the essential building blocks of designing your own drinks. Discover how to give your cocktails that cutting edge with a focus on stimulating the sensory experience, using an extensive range of fresh ingredients fruits, herbs and vegetables and exploring game changing modern garnishing and a range of modern vessels.

    Our advanced course manual contains over 60 classic, vintage and contemporary cocktail recipes for you to create and experiment with, you will also explore other cocktail throughout the course.

    By the end of the advanced bartenders course you will have gained specialist practical cocktail skills that are transferable into any working bar scenario, from independent bar to 5* hotel.

    Stage 2. Molecular Mixology Course

    Over the last several years Molecular Mixology or MM has become common practices and making its way onto the menus of some of the best cocktail bars in the world making cocktails a full sensory experience for the drinker.

    Taking inspiration from some of the world’s top chefs including Pierre Gagnaire, Heston Blumenthal and Ferran Adria, you will learn the cutting edge techniques to make flavoured caviar and ravioli (see Mango Pina Colada disguised as a boiled egg), light and heavy foams and airs, jellies and explore some forgotten classic drinks categories, modern twists and competition winning recipes.

    The Molecular Mixology Course will introduce you into this world and open up a playground for you to experiment and create world class cocktails.

    This course covers the unique techniques used in cutting edge luxury cocktails and the practical applications of science in the bar. We kick things off with an introduction to the science of taste and flavour and explore the sensory experience of drinking.

    Starting with the basics we teach homemade sodas and foams and teach students how to make their own bitters from scratch, no distillery needed!!!

    Learning Objectives

    • Confidence in creating innovative cocktails
    • Mixed drinks DNA, understand and discover many more mixed drink family members and their DNA
    • Confidently apply substitution and modifier theories into modern and current cocktail concepts
    • Discover lost and forgotten classic recipes and vintage cocktails
    • Creating syrups, sherberts, infusions, reductions & dehydrated garnishes
    • Advanced drinks making skills including, throwing, swizzling and rolling
    • Round building
    • Batching, vatting and ageing drinks
    • Comprehensive spirit category tasting partly conducted blind so as not to be biased by brands and bottles, to help you hone your tasting and advanced flavour detection skills
    • A practical understanding of the main molecular techniques including, spherification, foams and airs
    • Knowledge of basic molecular ingredients and their safe use in Molecular Mixology
    • Knowledge of how to implement practical Molecular techniques into a working environment
    • Understand the endless practical applications of Molecular Mixology
    • Be capable of producing various molecular mixology cocktail to a high standard.


    You will leave the course with a foundation of knowledge and skills to transfer into your working environment, giving you the edge to create unique beverage concepts and develop beverage programmes

    The Advanced Professional Bartender’s Package is a combination of;

    The Advanced Bartenders Course (ABC)

    The Molecular Mixology Course (MM)

    Hospitality Guild Kite Mark Quality Assured
    United Kingdom Bartenders Guild
  • Additional Information

    Course Times

    Advanced Bartenders Course Monday – Friday 9.00am till 4.30pm Molecular Mixology Course Monday 9.00am – 4.30pm

    Suitable For

    Drinks trade, experienced cocktail bartenders. The Advanced Bartenders Course is an intensive course so we recommend that all students have either graduated from our International Bartenders Course or have a minimum of 2 years cocktail bartending experience, if you’re still not sure this is the course for you then take then please call our sales team on 01527 521331.

    Course Weight

    25% Theory / 75% Practcical


    Shaker Theoretical and Practical Exams. Advanced Shaker Free-Pouring Accuracy Test


    Advanced Bartenders Course Diploma certified by Shaker BarSchool® and accredited by the United Kingdom Bartenders Guild. Certificates and Results are aimed to reach you within 4 weeks of completing the course, if you live outside of Europe please allow some extra time. Molecular Mixology Course Certificate of attendance.

    ABC Date

    05th – 09th November 2018

    MM Date

    10th November 2018

    Course Location

    Shaker BarSchool, Shaker UK Limited, The Old Rectory House Hotel, Ipsley Lane, Ipsley, Redditch, Worcestershire B98 0AP

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