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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 lesson on the essential cocktail making techniques.

Learn hospitality skills for today’s world, including:

  • 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

Servers and bartenders, it’s time to up your cocktail game with tips from a champion bartender.


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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