Basic bartender and mixology course

A full immersion courrse, for those who work or simply for home bartenders who make cocktails at home. The course is held in Florence and at unbeatable prices: bartenders, cocktails and mixology in the full immersion course format of Espresso Academy!


  Courses are held in English

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  • What are cocktails: the originals, the classics and the new trends

  • How to organize the working area

  • Spirits, liquors, creams, after e pre dinners.

  • Infusions, syrups and shrubs: the home made preparations

  • The necessary tools: shaker, mixing glass, bar spoon, giggler stc

  • The glasses

  • The ice

  • Bartending techniques: stir and pour, shake and strain, build in, dry shake etc.

  • Dosing: giggler and the use of the metal pour

  • Lots of pouring practice (and a bit of working flair!)

  • Let's make together the 12 cocktails we can't not know

  • Mocktails

  • Tiki, tropical cocktails, frozen ones

  • The after-dinner world and speakeasy drinks

  • Management: drink cost and drink list



To operate self confidence and speed are fundamental. For this reason our course has a 80% of practice!

Our Trainers


Gabriele Cortopassi

After many years of experience he´s assisted and done consultancies for many bars and restaurants in Italy and abroad. Gabriele is also the founder of, which is one of the most followed blogs for bars and restaurants and the the title of his book (Hoepli editions). He´s an official SCA Trainer and also teaches the Bar Management course.

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