Cocktail Basics: Theory and Philosophy

All the theoretical and practical knowledge necessary for a robust introduction to the realm of bartending and cocktails. Learn to craft classic cocktails under the guidance of Javier de las Muelas.

Everything a bartender needs to know, the technical knowledge, the organization and the fundamental values to be able to work behind the bar.

In this online course covering the fundamentals of classic bartending, you’ll gain essential professional insights from master bartender Javier de las Muelas. He’ll unveil what both amateurs and aspiring professionals should know to conceptualize, set up, and embark on a career in bartending.

Javier de las Muelas will impart the underlying philosophy that every bartender should embrace in order to excel in their profession. You’ll learn about the values, tips, and the utilization of the specialized equipment found in a cocktail bar.

Additionally, he’ll demonstrate the preparation of five fundamental cocktails, each representing a distinct category of spirits, which he will delve into in detail.

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Course Syllabus

Course Content

Chapter 1 - Presentation of the course
Chapter 2 - Basic fundamentals of bartending
Chapter 3 - Cocktail utensils and techniques
Chapter 4 - Key elements for cocktail making
Chapter 5 - The 5 most representative cocktails
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Before you go

This course covers the core values, emphasizes the significance of materials, glassware, and utensils essential in a cocktail bar, and provides detailed instruction on crafting five of the most iconic cocktails.

What you'll learn

This online course is designed to provide you with essential knowledge about the world of cocktails. You will learn about the materials, ice, glassware, tableware, and measurements used in bartending. Additionally, you’ll gain insights into the various cocktail families and their base spirits. Master bartender Javier de las Muelas will also guide you on how to calculate the alcohol content in each cocktail and demonstrate the practical preparation of five classic cocktails, representing different cocktail families, including favorites like the Gin Fizz and Moscow Mule.

Who is it for?

Professionals and amateurs who want to learn how to make the basic and essential cocktails of classic cocktails.

What you’ll need

  • Shaker
  • Mixing glass
  • Jigger
  • Mixing spoon
  • Can opener
  • Glassware

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Entrepreneur and trendsetter, benchmark in the cocktail world

Master in the world of cocktails, owner of the legendary Gimlet and Dry Martini as well as advisor to many projects.

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What's included?

  • 3 h 47 min of HD video
  • 5 cocktails
  • 29 lessons
  • Recommended readings
  • Recipe Book
  • 3 Quizzes
  • Certificate

Available languages

  • Español
  • English, Español, Italiano (BETA), Français (BETA), PortuguĂȘs (BETA), Deutsch (BETA)
  • Intermediate

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