Creating Classic Cocktails

Designed to upskill hospitality students and increase their employment opportunities

Everyone is welcome to join, have some fun and learn a new skill.  

Get the confidence to make and present some key classic mixed drinks and cocktails. A fun way to learn about the equipment, set up and recipes for classic cocktail making

What you will learn

This course will provide you with the basic knowledge of spirits and liquors and teach you how to make three classic cocktails plus an innovative cocktail. 

  • Introduction to bartending and bar equipment
  • Techniques and recipes for making cocktails
  • Preparation of bar area and garnishes for a five star bar
  • How to make three classic cocktails plus an innovative cocktail
  • Sales and service techniques

Entry requirements

  • Aged 18 years or over
  • English at Intermediate level or higher


  • Basic bar skills and understanding of bar set up and hygiene practises
  • Further study for Licence Controller Qualification which is required for people wishing to become duty managers in a licensed establishment
  • Learn three classic cocktails recipes and the method to create innovative cocktail


Aspire2 Students:

  • All Aspire2 International students (Diploma or English students who study 12 weeks and above): $200
  • NZDHML5, DBML7 (THM): Free 

Non-students: $300

2018 Dates

3 day course (Mon to Wed: 5.00pm – 8.00pm)  

  • 26-Nov 28-Nov

Auckland - how to book
Email us to book: [email protected]
Or drop in and see us on campus payment at Aspire2 International, 20 Hobson Street, Tower C Ground Floor, Student Reception, Auckland CBD 1010

Dates for Tauranga and Christchurch coming soon

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