International Bartender Course (4 weeks)

BECOME A COCKTAIL BARTENDER AND HAVE THE EXPERIENCE OF A LIFETIME!

Whether you want to build an exciting career, earn money while travelling the world or embark on a once-in-a-lifetime experience, our International Bartender Course will help you get there – and you’ll have a lot of fun along the way too:

  • Gain the equivalent of 6 months experience working at a cocktail bar
  • Make friends for life and amazing memories
  • Get a globally-recognised certificate from the world’s leading bartender school
  • Access top job opportunities worldwide via our job pool EBS Matchstaff

 

WHAT TO EXPECT FROM YOUR INTERNATIONAL BARTENDER COURSE

At EBS, our ultimate goal is to give you the best bartending education possible. Crafted by the global bartending elite, the International Bartender Course will transform you into a confident and professional bartender in a short space of time.

Not only will you learn the art of professional bartending, there will also be plenty of opportunities to socialise and have fun. You’ll develop a diverse skill set which will enhance your employability and give you the tenacity to handle whatever life throws at you with confidence.

Find work easily

With over 20 years of experience in the industry, more than 50,000 satisfied students and 25+ school locations, we enjoy a reputation as the largest and most prestigious bartending school in the world.

At the end of the course, you’ll be awarded with an internationally-recognised certificate to demonstrate your skills to employers and gain access to our online job platform EBS MatchStaff that connects EBS graduates with top hospitality locations worldwide, so you’ll have no problem finding work.

Hands-on training in an authentic bar environment

At EBS, you won’t be sitting at a desk all day memorising cocktail recipes, you’ll be behind our state-of-the-art bar stations making drinks and learning how to to free pour, flair and handle a busy bar. We create an authentic bar environment with music playing and orders flowing to fully prepare you for life behind the bar and a fun-filled career in hospitality.

Make friends for life

You’ll have the chance to connect with amazing people from all over the globe and throw yourself into new adventures. You might arrive at EBS alone, but you’ll leave with new friends and memories that’ll last a lifetime. We organise a range of day trips, weekend activities and parties to make sure you have the best time possible.

Explore the world

Bartending is one of the only professions that allows you to step off a plane and find work straight away. Having strong bartending skills will open up a whole world of new experiences and opportunities.

Over 50,000 students have graduated from this course

My experience at EBS was one of the best experiences of my life and has changed me forever. It turned me into a great bartender and provided me with friends for life. I would recommend this to anyone, any day. EBS family is for life.--Luke Smith


Supported by the biggest spirit brands in the industry

A lot of the best spirit brands in the industry have recognised us as the world’s leading bartender school, due to our standard of excellence we instil within our students. We therefore have the backing of some of the biggest names in the industry, which means you will not only receive world-class training but will be dealing with world-class ingredients too.

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Course Curriculum - International Bartender Course (4 weeks)

Practical bar training


As the saying goes, practise makes perfect. We offer a ‘learning by doing’ method which means you’ll feel at home behind the bar in no time.

  • Mixing drinks
  • Tastings
  • Masterclasses
  • Craft flair
  • Free pour

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Making Cocktails


We’ll teach you fundamentals of creating the perfect cocktail. You’ll learn how to make more than 65 international cocktails from mojitos and mai tais to bloody marys, espresso martinis and lots more during your time with us. You’ll also get to make your own unique cocktail during a lively cocktail competition. You’ll be tested on different cocktails each day and you’ll have plenty of opportunity to practise (and taste!) them.

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Techniques and equipment


Have fun getting to grips with all the fundamental bartending techniques like building, stirring, shaking, straining, rolling, layering and muddling. You’ll also become familiar with bar equipment including what glasses to use, different types of ice, shakers, strainers and more.

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Spirit knowledge


Impress your customers with your impressive spirit knowledge spanning vodka, gin, rum, tequila and whisky, to name just a few. You’ll learn about the different spirits and liqueurs from their history to production and flavouring techniques.

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The role of the bartender


Being a bartender is about so much more than mixing drinks. It requires a diverse skill set. You’ve got to have impeccable social skills as well as technical expertise and the ability to multitask and work under pressure. We’ll give you a clear insight into the role of the bartender and how you can be the very best.

  • Bartender responsibilities
  • Service skills
  • Personal presentation and team work
  • Presentation and hygiene
  • Opening and closing procedures

YOUR INTERNATIONAL BARTENDER COURSE SCHOOL DESTINATIONS:

Take the course in an exciting new place like Phuket, Sydney or Cape Town or enjoy an adventure closer to home in the renowned cocktail capitals of London or Dublin. Whichever location you choose, we offer the same high standards of training. Each school has something special to offer and we organise lots of fun events to make sure you make the most of your time with us, wherever you choose.

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