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New Training Academy For Bartenders

Supercharge your cocktail-mixing skills

Published on May 28th 2014.

New Training Academy For Bartenders

A NEW training academy has opened in Manchester to teach that most modern of skills: mixology.

Confidential readers get 50% off their one-week course.

The Manchester Leisure Academy offers courses to people who want to work in the cocktail bar industry but lack the skills that will secure them a job or their next step up.

Manchester's cocktail bar scene has expanded rapidly over the last five years and offers rewarding careers to those who know how to finesse a fine-tasting drink. But without experience, it's very hard to get your foot in the door. This is where Manchester Leisure Academy comes in.


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It teaches you how to mix, free pour, and serve a wide range of drinks and cocktails. Their classes range from one day to three weeks, and they include help to secure a job at the end of the course.

Training sessionTraining sessionAt the moment, Confidential readers get 50% off their one-week course. Find out more at our Manchester Leisure Academy pages.

MLA also offers classes and courses for the enthusiastic amateur who wants to learn how to mix a mean drink for parties and entertaining. While many cocktail classes are more about drinking than learning, this one teaches you practical skills and recipes, and aims to attract the serious cocktail fan.

They also do more informal classes for social groups and team-building days, and they host cocktail-based corporate events.

All their courses and classes are held in their purpose-built training bar in central Manchester, so there's no distractions and you get all the attention you need.

If you want to secure a job in a top bar, or if you just want to learn how to make brilliant drinks at home, check out MLA's cocktail courses.

This article was produced in association with MLA

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