Mix World-Class Cocktails - Secrets of a Champion Mixologist
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Mix World-Class Cocktails - Secrets of a Champion Mixologist

Become a world-class cocktail mixer, guided by Paul Martin, the world's most prolific trainer of 30000+ bartenders
4.6 (393 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
1,998 students enrolled
Created by Paul Martin
Last updated 5/2020
English [Auto]
Price: $29.99
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This course includes
  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • 17 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • A home enthusiast? Mix 5-star cocktails for family and friends, that the most skilled professional would be proud of.
  • Already a bartender? Develop your skills, mix truly world-class cocktails and give your career a serious boost.
  • Shake, stir, layer and build your drinks with the skills of the greatest mixologists.
  • Create perfect examples of 16 of the world's great classic and contemporary cocktails.
  • Learn how to make a range of creative, eye-catching cocktail garnishes to give your cocktails that 'show-stopper' appeal.
  • You do not need any experience or prior knowledge to take this course. The format is designed to benefit all students regardless of whether they are starting out, experienced pro's or anything in between.
  • All students will require the following equipment to professionally mix the drinks on this course:
  • Boston Cocktail Shaker (or 3-piece)
  • Hawthorne Strainer
  • Muddler
  • Bar Spoon
  • 25/50ml Jigger (measure)
  • You don't need alcohol to enrol on this course and benefit from the tuition. However, to fully immerse yourself in the experience, a list of ingredients will be provided allowing you to decide which drinks you would like to go on and make.
  • You must be of legal drinking age in your country to enrol on this course.

Over 25 years I have trained more than 30000 of the world's finest cocktail bartenders and now, for the first time I am making this same cocktail mixing course available online for less than 2% of the live training price..... to everyone.

Whatever your experience, this course will leave you making world-class examples of 16 of the most popular cocktails of our time.

Indeed, this course is for absolutely anyone that would like to mix word-class cocktails. Whether you are a home enthusiast or a professional bartender, this course will guide you through the principals and techniques for mixing truly fabulous drinks.

You will learn key mixing techniques, how to produce the finest examples of the great classic cocktails, the secrets and methods for producing the most popular contemporary cocktails perfectly, and finally how to produce some show-stopping cocktail garnishes to give your cocktails that 'rock-star' presentation. By the end of this course, I will have helped you to master 16 of the most popular cocktails including mixing a perfect Mojito, a sublime Cosmopolitan and a Dry Martini that will satisfy the thirst of the most demanding guests.

This easy to follow course is designed to demystify the whole topic of mixology, sharing all the best advice and knowledge from my 25 year career, allowing students to create the standard of cocktails that will have their guests wanting more!

In addition to Udemy's 30-day money back guarantee, I offer my personal promise that you will be accessing the very same level of training delivered by me to thousands of the world's most talented mixologists. In addition, to give you a 'try before you buy' experience, I have made 2 of my masterclass lectures available for FREE PREVIEW, so why not take a look? Finally, if the course isn't what you were looking for, you can get a refund, NO QUESTIONS ASKED, at any time within the first 30 days.

So, what are you waiting for? If you are ready to start making some amazing cocktails, Enrol Now.....

Look forward to seeing you on the course.

Who this course is for:
  • This course is ideal for the home enthusiast looking to produce professional quality cocktails for their family and friends.
  • This course is perfect for the professional bartender or mixologist looking to raise the standard of their skills, produce the highest quality cocktails & mixed drinks and deliver a mind-blowing customer experience.
  • This course is also perfect for bartenders with no mixology experience that wish to break in to the world of cocktail mixology.
Course content
Expand all 43 lectures 03:05:36
+ Tools and skills of the trade
2 lectures 12:08

A run through the key pieces of cocktail mixing equipment and their uses plus recommendations of domestic alternatives for the home bartender.

Preview 09:58

We'll look at glass styles and sizes, how we match to the right cocktail and the impact they have on the final cocktail presentation.

+ The all-time Classic Cocktails masterclasses - for all levels
16 lectures 01:03:07

Considered to be the archetypal classic Gin cocktail. It is said that you can tell a bartender's skill level by the way they mix this drink. Secrets, stories, rules and variations :)

Dry Martini - Masterclass for all levels

The style of gin can dramatically impact the experience of a great Dry Martini. Here we briefly look at 5 that all produce fantastic, and yet diverse results.

5 Great Gins for a Dry Martini
2 pages

Arguably the number 1 bourbon based cocktail. A simple and subtle mix that requires a skilled touch... You'll learn how to make an amazing one here.

Old-Fashioned - Masterclass for all levels

So many bourbons to choose from! I put you on the right course for 5 that will guarantee you produce a delicious Old-Fashioned.

5 Great Bourbons for an Old-Fashioned
2 pages

A wonderful Cognac based, sour style cocktail with an entertaining history. My personal favourite cocktail and so you can guarantee the ones you make will be world-class.

Sidecar - Masterclass for all levels

It's important for any mixologist to know a little about the most famous variation to the sidecar. Here you'll find a few quick notes about the Between The Sheets Cocktail.

An Important Variation to the Sidecar - A Few Quick Words
1 page

We'll discover how Count Camillo Negroni came up with this stunning Campari based cocktail and look at both the 'straight-up' and 'on-the-rocks' versions.

Negroni - Masterclass for all levels

There is a new an entertaining theory concerning the origin of the original Negroni. I share the latest on 'Negroni-Gate with you here.

Will the real Count Negroni Please Stand Up!
4 pages

Often (unfairly) considered a bit of a joke drink. However, this classic holiday favourite can be a true work of art. We look at how to make an irresistible Pina Colada that will have your guests baying for more.

Pina Colada - Masterclass for all levels

Some information on the 'must have' ingredient used during our Pina Colada masterclass.

Coco Lopez.... How else?
1 page

Another classic bourbon or rye cocktail experiencing a resurgence in popularity. We'll cover the classic recipe along with the 'dry' and 'perfect' variations too.

Manhattan - Masterclass for all levels

Although a Manhattan is often made using bourbon or Canadian whiskey. Not to mention versions like the Rob Roy cocktail that use the wonderful whiskies of Scotland, a classic Manhattan uses rye whiskey. These are 3 that I highly recommend.

3 Great Rye Whiskies for a Manhattan
2 pages

We may all be familiar with the broad range of fruit flavoured Daiquiris (Banana, Strawberry, etc) but not necessarily the classic rum-based Daiquiri upon which they are all based. Served ice cold and straight-up in a chilled martini glass, there is nothing quite like it.

Daiquiri - Masterclass for all levels

Some further information and recipes on how to mix a variety of Strawberry and fruit flavoured Daiquiris

3 ways to mix a Strawberry (and other fruit) Daiquiris
2 pages

Possibly the oldest cocktail in the book, literally! The word Julep appears in print earlier than any other cocktail related term. This Kentucky favourite is a delicious and refreshing bourbon cocktail and closely related to the popular Mojito.

Mint Julep - Masterclass for all levels

A few words and some instructions on how to make this fabulous variation to the Mint Julep, that harks back to the pre-bourbon days.

The Amazing Southern Mint Julep
1 page
The Classic Cocktails - What do you know?
16 questions
+ The World's Top-10 Most Popular Contemporary Cocktails
16 lectures 54:01

Surely the most served/drunk cocktail of the last 10 years. With so many mixed incorrectly, we'll learn how to mix a true, perfect Mojito.

Mixing a perfect Mojito

Which was the original Mojito rum? Both Bacardi and Havana Club lay claim to the title. We shed some light on the issue here.

Bacardi vs Havana Club
1 page

This gorgeous espresso based mix has become a modern-day sensation. With a floating coffee-bean garnish, ours is amongst the best you'll find.

Preview 04:53

The choice of vanilla vodka has a significant impact on the final result of your Espresso Martini. Here are three that I confidently recommend.

3 Great Vanilla Vodkas for an Espresso Martini
2 pages

Considered by many as the national drink of Brazil, this cachaca and lime combination has been dominating bar menus the world over.

Mixing a perfect Caipirinha

How mush do you know about the Caipirinha? Here are some interesting facts to impress your guests.

5 Caipirinha Related Facts
1 page

We'll discover how to mix this 'Sex In The City' favourite with the perfect blush balance and the ever popular flamed orange twist.

Mixing a perfect Cosmopolitan

Dale DeGroff is the man responsible for popularising the Cosmopolitan. Here we share Dale's own recipe as published in his 2020 book The Craft of the Cocktail.

Dale DeGroff's Cosmopolitan
1 page

The most famous Tequila based cocktail. Provokes much discussion about it's origins and mixing ratios. We'll cover everything you need to know to mix the finest Margaitas around.

Mixing a perfect Margarita

We can't have a Margarita master-class without talking about Tommy's Margarita. Find out about the drink that has become part of modern cocktail legend.

Tommy's Margarita
1 page

Here we look at the history (insofar as it is) of the LIT, learn how to create a fantastic version and discuss the various alterntives and variations that abound.

Making a perfect Long Island Iced Tea

We look at three claimants to the Long Island Iced Tea recipe. Who really invented it?

'Rosebud', Betty Crocker or Old Man Bishop - Who really invented the Long Island
2 pages

This could have also ben included in the 'Classics' section but regardless of it's age (over 80 years) it remains a popular contemporary drink. With countless variations we'll look in some depth at how to produce perfect Bloody Mary's for a variety of tastes.

Mixing a perfect Bloody Mary

Now we know how to produce a classic Bloody Mary, it's time to take some inspiration from some of the most creative Bloody Mary mixers around.

Your own 'Signature' Bloody Mary - The Sky's The Limit
2 pages

A colourful history and a copper mug. The wonderfully creative combination for the modern version of this Top-10er.

Mixing a perfect Moscow Mule

A few words about the traditional vessel for seving a Moscow Mule. The Copper Mug.

The Copper Mug
1 page
The Contemporary Cocktails - What do you know?
16 questions
+ Creative Garnishes
7 lectures 27:06

Preparing and serving classic and flamed twists

Twists & Peels

How to cut and present a gorgeous fan of apple slices on the rim of your cocktail

Preview 01:54

Getting creative with a range of fruits and cocktail sticks. Making the best of the colours, textures and shapes of different fruit garnishes.

Fruit Skewers

Applying a neat salt, sugar or other rim to a glass is a skill that many struggle with. Learn how to apply a perfect rim every time.

Glass Rim Variations

Discover how to create and apply creative silhouettes on to the surface of your cocktails.


One of the first creative garnishes I learnt and still one of the easiest, impactful ways to style up your cocktails.

The Orange & Maraschino 'S'

Not all garnishes belong on the glass rim. In this lecture we look at how you can prepare some that will lay on the surface of your drinks.

Banana Petals
Creative Garnishes - What do you know?
7 questions
+ Going Forward
1 lecture 01:20

Tips and advice for using the lessons from the course and how to refine and perfect your techniques.

Congratulations - Going Forward