Mixology Classes Toronto And Ontario

Always wanted to create your own twist on classic cocktails? Wanted to explore the fascinating world of cocktail making? Have you been looking for the best mixology courses in Toronto or other cities in Ontario? We have something special for you. Our drink mixology classes are just what you need!

Learning how to make cocktails is perfect as a fun group activity. It’s great to make new connections. And it can spark creativity and conversation. You will learn the basic knowledge and skills to make fantastic cocktails. We look forward to providing you and your guests with an immersive and memorable cocktail making class. Become a cocktail making pro with a cocktail master class at 180 Drinks!

We offer both in person and virtual cocktail mixology formats, with private or public options. Our in-person mixology courses can be done at 180 Drinks or we can travel to you with a mobile mixology workshop. We also offer mixology master class gift certificates if you are not sure when your giftee might be able to attend!

Below is an overview of the key topics we cover, the various formats we offer, and answers to frequently asked questions.

Cocktail Mixology Course Key Topics

Engaging The Senses

Mixology is magic as it provides a chance for people to come together to share ideas, bring new flavours to each other, instill a sense of camaraderie, and to enjoy the company of others. Our classes are for people who love food, love getting together with friends, and love community.

We will help you and your guests understand the five basic tastes of sweet, sour, salty, bitter, and umami, and how to leverage these basic tastes to make a terrific drink.

We will break down how the drink making process and the drink itself can engage the five senses of touch, smell, taste, sight, and sound, and use these to create a deep emotional reaction.

You will discuss cocktail pairing strategies with food, themes, and seasonality during our class. Learn how to take a culinary approach to the art of making cocktails. You might just feel like a culinary genius at the end of our mixology workshop!

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Tools: Cocktail Mixology Kit

Here’s an open secret. All the world’s greatest bar staff use only the best equipment. Great quality equipment is a prerequisite for great quality cocktails.

We provide you with the same essential cocktail preparation tools that the best mixologists use.

These include:

  • Jiggers
  • Shakers – the most essential cocktail preparation tool
  • Muddlers – used to process certain herbs
  • Bar spoons
  • Citrus juicers
  • Glasses
  • Channel knives
  • Strainers
  • Garnish Tongs
  • Peelers

The number of tools may look daunting, but that’s why we are here!

We will help you and your guests understand the science of how the proper equipment will help you improve the quality of your drinks.

We provide an overview of the most important drink making tools, how to use them properly, and what attributes to look for in good quality equipment for your own use.

We look forward to seeing you at our one day mixology class!

Drink Class Ingredients

You understand the basics. You can figure out the equipment. Now it’s time to check your mastery of the ingredients!

We will help you and your guests understand how various ingredients work together to create a tasty and well balanced drink.

The ingredients we review include:

  • Fruits and vegetables.
  • Herbs, spices, and bitters.
  • Spirits vs non-alcoholic spirits.
  • Cocktail syrups.
  • Mixes, sodas, and juices.
  • Cocktail ice vs regular ice.

You will learn how these cocktail ingredients are made, and how to select and prepare great quality ingredients. Finally, you learn how to store your ingredients.

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Building A Drink

With our bar mixology courses in Toronto and Ontario, you get hands-on experience to learn the basic skills for crafting great cocktails and mocktails.

Learn to choose the right spirits and cocktails for your party needs. Use this knowledge to create tasty, well-balanced cocktails.

You learn:

  • The history and origins of cocktail making.
  • Core drink preparation concepts and steps of service.
  • Secret recipes and twists on making modern cocktails
  • How to use equipment like jiggers, bar spoons, strainers, zesters, peelers, muddlers and shakers.
  • How to make a great quality shaken and stirred drink.
  • More advanced techniques including smoking, layering, and garnishing.

A well-structured cocktail class will help you understand the history of this art. You will know the traditions that have influenced some of our best-loved drinks. There’s more to a cocktail than just a delicious blending of flavours!

We provide hands-on activity behind the bar. You receive all the basic tools, ingredients, and techniques to make excellent cocktails.

Start with mastering the basics of cocktail making. You will have the perfect platform for crafting the perfect cocktail!

Mastering these fundamental skills will help create a solid platform to build your own creations!

Mixology Class Formats

We offer both virtual and in person classes for mixology. Our private classes are scheduled for a customer requested date and time, while our public classes are scheduled at a set date and time. Click the links below to learn more about the mixology class formats we offer.

Frequently Asked Questions

faq Do You Offer Mocktail Mixology Classes?

Yes! We offer a non-alcoholic mixology class for those who prefer not to drink. Cheers to you!

faq Should I do a class at 180 Drinks or another location?

Absolutely! We are licensed for up to 25 guests at our location: 400 Matheson Blvd E Unit 20, Mississauga, ON L4Z 1N8

If your guest count is greater than 25 guests we can also travel to your location in Ontario. Please see which areas we serve below for our mobile classes.

faq Can I Combine A Professional Mixology Course With A Bar Service For My Event?

Absolutely! This is a great option to continue to enjoy cocktails after your mixology program concludes. Our bar services are tailored to your service to your requirements and budget.

Get in touch today for a quote to add a mobile bartending service to your next corporate event, party, or wedding!

faq Can I Do A Class at 180 Drinks?

Absolutely! We are licensed for up to 25 guests at our location: 400 Matheson Blvd E Unit 20, Mississauga, ON L4Z 1N8

If your guest count is greater than 25 guests we can also travel to your location in Ontario. Please see the service area FAQ.

faq Do You Offer a Team Building Mixology Class?

A cocktail making workshop is a fun activity for any kind of group! You can use a cocktail class as a team building activity for your company. This is a unique, offbeat way of building relationships between team members.

We can provide a cocktail making team building mixology course for a group of any size, whether in Toronto or smaller cities in Ontario.

We provide mixology courses for corporate events in Toronto and surrounding cities across Ontario. Get ready for a memorable experience at the top mixology school!

faq Do You Offer Corporate Event Cocktail Mixology Classes?

We provide a local mixology class for corporate events in Toronto and surrounding cities across Ontario.

Corporate Events

  • Mixology Seminars
  • Conferences
  • Office or Board Meetings
  • Trade Shows
  • Mixology Workshops
  • Staff Events
  • Team Building
  • Business Dinners
  • Golf Events
  • Press Conferences
  • Networking Events
  • Product Launches
  • VIP Events
  • Shareholder Meetings
  • Award Ceremonies
  • Customer or Staff Loyalty
  • Mixology Training
  • Cocktail Bar Training

faq Do You Do Private Mixology Classes?

We have organized some of Toronto’s best mixology classes. We make sure our cocktail class in Toronto is interactive and personal.

Our cocktail mixology courses can be extended to surrounding cities across Ontario. We cover events such as:

  • Reunions
  • Mixology Birthday Party
  • Anniversaries
  • Theme Events
  • Family Events
  • Christmas Cocktail Making Classes

faq Do You Offer Mixology Bachelorette Parties?

Looking for a mixology course in Toronto for a bachelorette party? We do bachelorette cocktail mixing classes in Toronto and surrounding cities in Ontario.

And the men need not fret. We also do cocktail mixology courses for bachelor parties as well.

Hone your cocktail shaking skills. Have a blast at our cocktail master class with some of the best bar staff in Toronto or Ontario!

faq Do I Get A Bartender Mixology Certificate?

Looking for a bartender mixology certification? Yes, all participants get a bartender mixology certificate at the end of the class.

faq Do You Offer A Bartender Mixology Demo?

A mixology demonstration is suitable when you want someone explaining how the drinks are made but don’t want your guests to be making the drinks. For a quote for this request please get in touch with us.

faq What Areas Do You Serve In Ontario For Your Mixology Training Courses?

For a virtual mixology workshop we serve all of Ontario and the world.

For our mobile mixology courses we serve the the following cities:

  • Ajax
  • Aurora
  • Barrie
  • Brampton
  • Brant
  • Brantford
  • Burlington
  • Caledon
  • Cambridge
  • Fort Erie
  • Grimsby
  • Guelph
  • Halton Hills
  • Hamilton
  • Ingersoll
  • King City
  • Kitchener
  • Lincoln
  • London
  • Markham
  • Milton
  • Mississauga
  • Newmarket
  • Niagara Falls
  • Niagara-on-the-Lake
  • Oakville
  • Oshawa
  • Pelham
  • Pickering
  • Port Colborne
  • Richmond Hill
  • Schomberg
  • Catharines
  • Stratford
  • Thorold
  • Mixology Course Toronto Locations: Downtown Core, East End, East York, Etobicoke, GTA, North York, North End, Old Toronto, Scarborough, West End, and York.
  • Vaughan
  • Waterloo
  • Stratford
  • Welland
  • Whitby
  • Woodbridge
  • Woodstock

Looking for a memorable mixology workshop? Get in touch today to join the best mixology classes in Toronto!

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