One-day Introductory Cocktail Bar Training Course


Here at the Snowdonia Distillery Cocktail Academy we have developed our professional cocktail bar training based on our unique understanding of spirits from the chemistry of distilling and the science of mixology.


The courses that we put on are delivered at our purpose built cocktail academy in North Wales, from which hands on experience, skills and training can be delivered to small groups.


Unlike many other cocktail training courses, we focus our unique classic-first training system which builds and develops skills around the world’s most classic cocktails first. This method not only ensure that techniques and flavor balancing is mastered, but allows those who go through the process greater scope of creativity and mastery as you continue to develop your own signature serves and become a master mixologist in your own right.


One-day Introductory Cocktail Bar Training Course


With only eight hours to play with, this highly intensive one-day introductory course seeks to develop and master the foundations and essential skills a cocktail barman will need to serve consistently delicious classics even under pressure in the busiest of bars.


Part one


  • History of cocktails and the story’s that customers never tire of;
  • The role of reading and gauging the customer;
  • Basic of customer service and creating unforgettable moments.


Part two


  • Spirit, wine and beer tasting, knowledge and understanding;
  • Glassware and barware and tools you’ll need;
  • Garnish preparation;
  • Basic cocktail methodology and over-view of the classics




  • Free pouring and how to create incredible cocktails in very little time
  • Major Techniques (shake, stir, build and muddle)




  • Understanding the major styles of cocktails through the classics;
  • Mastering four essentials: martinis, sours, fruit based cocktails, and working with fizz.


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