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Join us for an immersive journey where you'll discover a complete set of skills to elevate your theatrical cocktail presentations and molecular mixology to new heights.

Gain the confidence to present the techniques in front of guests whilst simultaneously delivering an engaging storytelling experience. 

Through hands-on practice and guidance from award-winning bar trainer Murdo, you'll learn and master 10 advanced techniques, ensuring you stand out as an exceptional creator of memorable and Instagrammable cocktail experiences.

Murdo MacLeod wearing a white suit jacket with black trim and a white shirt leaning on a bar.

Murdo MacLeod

Master Mixologist

An effervescent presenter and drinks industry personality, Murdo MacLeod is a Master Mixologist with over 20 years of experience. He has entertained over 2 million hospitality guests with unique signature cocktails and drinks service in every continent around the world. 

A multi-award-winning Bar Excellence Trainer, his training empowers bartenders with an incredible skill set for success in initiating a hospitality career, customer engagement and how to be effective salespeople rather than servers. Elements include Bar Excellence, How to Upsell Fluently in Conversation, Cocktail Confidence and Exquisite Garnishing.

Typical products made

These can include muddled cocktails such as an apple and elderflower fusion with smoking gun bubble art, mojito spheres, espresso martini foam, deconstructed blackberry bourbon smash, fire flash bad romance and crafted ice old-fashioned.

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Skills covered

  • Glycerine bubble art
    Glycerine bubble art
  • Cocktail spherification
    Cocktail spherification
  • Cocktail gels
    Cocktail gels
  • Flavoured foams
    Flavoured foams
  • Scented mists
    Scented mists
  • Deconstructed cocktails
    Deconstructed cocktails
  • Fire presentation
    Fire presentation
  • Colour and flavour changing cocktails
    Colour and flavour changing cocktails
  • Craft ice designs
    Craft ice designs
  • The art of cocktail storytelling
    The art of cocktail storytelling
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Course run-down

9:30 - 10:00: Welcome! Kickstart the day with a cup of coffee or tea. 

Morning session: Get acquainted, share your ambitions and dive into live interactive demonstrations of the techniques. 

1:30 - 2:15: Lunch 

Afternoon Session: Engage in practical activities, from formulating molecular designs to perfecting bubble art and cocktail storytelling through bartender-customer role-play. 

4:30: Wrap up the day and depart with digital access to elevate your theatre and molecular journey. 

What you need to know

Getting here

Our state-of-the-art training facilities are situated behind the Wyatt Stand at the iconic Edgbaston Stadium in Birmingham. The venue is all on one level and easily accessible from every area of the stadium.

Xcelerate Regional Skills & Community Training Hub, 
Edgbaston Stadium,
Edgbaston Rd,
B5 7QU

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Cocktail Mixing & Molecular Mixology Masterclass

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Total: £150