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When you hear the word cocktail, you probably imagine a Boston Shaker being handled with impressive flair and shaken over the shoulder. But this isn’t the only way to make a delicious mixed drink. To master the art of mixology, bartenders have to become familiar with the three classic cocktail-making techniques: stirring, shaking, and blending.

Award-winning bartender Charlie Ainsbury shows you how each is done in this online lesson on the essential cocktail-making techniques.

What you'll learn in the Essential cocktail making techniques lesson

  • How to make stirred, shaken, and built cocktails
  • The tools required to make these drinks
  • The impact of different mixing techniques on ingredients
  • The cocktails that are made using the different techniques

Who the Bartending for beginners course is for

Servers and beginner bartenders, sharpen your skills behind the bar with pointers from the world’s best!


Charlie Ainsbury

Charlie Ainsbury is a World Class recognized bartender and the co-owner of an award-winning spritz and cocktail bar in Sydney. He was twice named Australian Bartender of the Year.

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