Shangri-La Academy

Certificate in Beverage Operations - Mixology

Course Objectives / Description

The CBO is a ten-day institutional program offered at the Shangri-La Academy campus.  It offers a new philosophy in producing great tasting cocktails using fresh ingredients.  Learners are taught how to prepare for the job and become a consistent beverage professional.

Course Content

  • The Professional Mixologist
  • Difference between Bartender and Mixologist
  • Brand Knowledge
  • Food and Wine Pairing
  • Understanding Bar Equipment
  • Visual/Artistic Appreciation
  • Beverage Nutrition
  • Bar Set-up
  • Inventory Management
  • Preparation of Drinks (Tropical Drinks, Sours and Margaritas, Trendy Shooters, Martinis, Frozen Beverages, Hot Beverage, Layered Drinks)
  • Beverage Promotions
  • Beverage Management
  • Bar Ocular Inspection


Guest Mixologist from London

Maximum Class Size


Minimum Class Size


Duration of Course

10 days institutional learning at Shangri-La Academy

Target Participants

  • Full time level 4 (Supervisors i/c of bar operations, wine captains) and level 5 staff
  • Enthusiastic, motivated and positive worker, good role model at workplace, identified for job rotation/expansion/promotion or possessing such potential.
  • Above average competence in listening, spoken and written English as English will be the main language of instruction and all assignments are to be submitted in English.

Language Medium



Individual Subject Tests and Practical Examinations.  Final presentation on Beverage Promotions

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