Master Class
"Knowledge is power...a good bartender should never stop learning and developing new skills"
A bartender's beauty is in his moves, in the way he struts his stuff, in the field of rhythms that is set up in the orchestrated hatching of a large order of drinks.
Adam Freeth's - Professional Bartending R300


Adam W Freeth is the founder and Managing Director of Shaker, a school offering professional training courses to aspiring bartenders and managers alike. Based in London, Birmingham and Cape Town, the school is at the forefront of contemporary bartending, cocktail and flair related courses.

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Aimed at those who are thinking of doing a course on the subject or starting up their own business, this book offers expert advice on all aspects of bartending.

This title includes an introduction to the tools, equipment and glassware every good bartender needs kicks off the book followed by an in-depth list of common ingredients and a detailed step-by-step chapter covering all the basic techniques, such as the correct way to pour beer, layering, floating, sugar- or salt-frosting rims and garnishes.We then move on to The Bar, a chapter dedicated to the practicalities of running a bar: including stock taking, replenishing the bar, storing drinks, hygiene and how to serve drinks. A large part of the book is assigned to recipe development, with recipes for aperitifs, cocktails, mocktails, martinis, shooters and hot drinks, to include all the most popularly requested drinks.

Flair bartending (juggling bottles and the like) is also covered. Finally, a chapter entitled Good Bartending clarifies the role of the bartender, good customer service, alcohol awareness, dealing with drunks, and health and safety. So whether you're looking to improve your own skills or wishing to make a profession out of bartending, this book provides all the advice and answers you need.