Creating Cocktails

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Creating Cocktails:

Enrolment Duration: 6 months

Hours of Training: 1-2 hours


Create and serve great cocktails with confidence and flair! This Creating Cocktails course introduces bartenders to the exciting world of cocktails, teaching about the history of cocktails, cocktail equipment and how to use it, the techniques required to construct and create great cocktails and how to make a selection of classic drinks.


By taking this course you will:

  • become familiar with the origins and history of cocktails
  • understand the different types of equipment and how to use it
  • become knowledgeable on the different techniques used when creating cocktails
  • learn how to make a selection of classic cocktails
  • learn how to create your own cocktails

The course will enable employers to demonstrate that appropriate training has been conducted, and will provide a valuable support for employment opportunities in this area of work.

You can learn at your own pace and you'll have 6 months to complete your training. Your access to the course finishes once it has been fully completed.


This course includes the following modules:

Section 1-The History of Cocktails

Section 2- Cocktail Equipment

  • Equipment, Glassware, Garnishes and Ice

Section 3- Cocktail Methodology

  • Building Shaking, Stirring, Muddling, Layering, Interpreting recipes

Section 4- Cocktail production

  • Eight classic cocktails...an insight Eight classic cocktails, Cocktail recipes

Section 5- Cocktail Development

  • Categorising cocktails, Using your senses, Balancing cocktails; sweet, sour, strong, and weak, Balance of a Capirinha, Activity, Flavour matching, Classic combinations, Design your own cocktail, Working flair.


This course has been endorsed by the Institute of Hospitality [IOH], the Scottish Qualifications Authority [SQA] and Quality Marked by the Hospitality Guild. The certificate can be downloaded from within the course once the learning has been completed. A learndirect completion certificate will also be sent by email.

Technical Requirements

Pentium-class PC or equivalent (this course is not supported to work on Macs, mobile devices or tablets. Please access your course using a desktop or laptop PC

  • Operating system Windows 7, 8 or 10
  • Internet browsers Please use latest versions of Chrome browser to run this course.
  • Windows 10 - IE 11 / Edge
  • Browser settings JavaScript enabled
  • Screen 1024x768 resolution
  • Flash Player Latest version
  • RAM 1GB memory
  • Processor speed 2.5GHz
  • Connection speed 1Mbps

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UK qualification

This course is offered to anyone in the world, but its qualification is only relevant in this country.

Study Hours:

Variable - to suit the learner

Virtual help:

No attendance for this course

Course type:

Online course

Total time for completion:

No time limit

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