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Beginners Bartender Course (20hours)-23th to 27th Sep 2024-Mixology Course- Experience


Fast-track your way into the bartending industry with 1 week of fun hands-on training with our highly-experienced instructors in a real bar in Manchester City Center.

Next Course (20 hours over 1 week)

đź“… 23th -27th Sep 2024

⏰ Monday to Wed 15.30-18.30pm

⏰ Thursday and Friday 17.00-22.00 (hands on experience with real customers)

đź“Ť Dirextra Wine & Cocktails School- 14 Turner St, Manchester M4 1DZ


  • Our training room is in a real cocktail bar
  • Gain the equivalent of 3 months bar experience
  • Master 20 classic cocktails
  • You be awarded with a Dirextra's certificate to showcase your skills  at the end of your course
  • Start working as soon as you finish the course
  • Earn some extra cash while studying or working
  • Get a taste of the fast-paced bartending industry and see if it’s for you
  • Start in an entry level bartending position and work your way up to the top

Course Programme

You’ll learn:

  • How to set up the bar
  • Basic pour techniques
  • How to make simple garnishes 
  • The art of perfect service
  • how to make 20+ classic cocktails from limoncello bramble and whiskey sours to espresso martini and old fashion using fresh ingredients
  • Learn basic bartending techniques like muddling, churning, shaking and stirring. You’ll learn how to layer shots, blend cocktails, pour and use a jigger. You’ll also become familiar with key bar tools and basic equipment
  • Learn the fundamentals of your favourite spirits and their origins to impress friends, customers and potential employers. We’ll cover vodka, gin, rum, tequila, whiskey and brandy. You will also gain an insight into beer and wine
  • On the practical night you will put in place what you learned in a fast-pace bar serving and preparing cocktails for real customers

Course Venue

Sicilian NQ,  award winning "Best Neighbourhood  Bar 2023 - Central Manchester", it's a charming mediterranean style wine bar, relaxed and characterful venue nestled in Manchester’s trendy Northern Quarter, right in the heart of the city center. Northern Quarter is a cool neighbourhood, with lively street art, bohemian bars and independent shops. It's home to lively restaurants and some of the city's biggest music venues, featuring concerts from trendy independent bands and famous artists.