The Ultimate Whisk(e)y-Cocktail Course

Welcome to the latest in my new series of dedicated cocktail & mixology courses titled The Ultimate Cocktail Course

I am delighted to release this new series of 5 courses titled The Ultimate Cocktail Course, with each course being dedicated to a specific cocktail spirit base.

Courses cover whisk(e)y, Vodka, Gin, Tequila and Rum.

This course is focussing on the world's great Whisk(e)y cocktails.

In this course, The Ultimate Whisk(e)y-Cocktail Course, I am excited to share with you the same standard of knowledge and training that I have delivered to more than 40,000 of the world's mixologists & bartenders in more than 30 countries across the globe.

I'll be introducing you to 20 of the world's most popular and influential whisky-based cocktails. I'll give you the background and history and most importantly will share and demonstrate the techniques that will enable you to mix truly world-class versions of each one. 

Whether you are a passionate home enthusiast or a professional bartender/mixologist, this course will take your mixing skills to a new level. You'll learn the key factors that differentiate the best cocktails from all the rest, putting your drinks in the very top echelon of cocktails.

It has always been my belief that anyone can become highly skilled at mixing cocktails. As long as the tuition is accessible, easy-to-follow and entertaining, then anything can be achieved.

So, if you want to take your whisky-cocktail skills to a highly impressive level and produce whisky-cocktails that will leave a lasting impression on your friends, guests or customers, then enrol on The Ultimate Whisk(e)y-Cocktail Course right now….

... and start producing some amazing, world-class Whisky COCKTAILS.

I look forward to seeing you on the course.


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Who is this course for?

  • Already a bartender?

    Develop your repertoire and mix truly world-class whisky cocktails, giving your career a serious boost.

  • A home enthusiast?

    Mix fantastic whisky cocktails for family and friends, that the most skilled professional would be proud of.

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Let's look at the Aims and Outcomes

The aim of this course is to:

Discover how to create the finest versions of 20 of the most important whisky-based cocktails.


By the end of this course you will be able to:

  1. Mix 20 of the world’s most important whisky-based cocktails to a world-class standard
  2. Learn the background and history to the most iconic whisky-based cocktails
  3. Have the confidence to recommend and suggest a broad range of spectacular whisky-based cocktails to your guests, customers or friends

Course Outline

  • 1


    • Welcome to The Ultimate Whisk(e)y-Cocktail Course

    • About the course

  • 2

    Whisky Cocktail Classics

    • The Manhattan

    • The Rob Roy

    • The Old-Fashioned

    • The Mint Julep

    • The Whisky Sour & Variations

    • The Whisky Hot Toddy

    • The John Collins

    • The Sazerac

    • The Vieux Carré

    • The Blood & Sand

  • 3

    Contemporary & Future Greats

    • The Pickleback

    • The Boulevardier

    • The Kentucky Mule

    • The Millionaire

  • 4

    Creamy Whisky Cocktails

    • The Whisky Egg Nog

    • The Whisky Grasshopper

    • The Romance

    • The Smokey Whisky Alexander

  • 5

    A Couple of Specials

    • The Bakewell Tart

    • The Bird of Paradise

  • 6

    Congratulations on completing the course

    • Farewell

  • 7

    ...And finally

    • And finally...



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Your Instructor

Paul Martin

Paul Martin

Aspire Course Creator

Hi, I’m Paul Martin. World Champion Mixologist, Author & International Bartender Trainer. I have more than 30 years’ experience in the cocktail industry as a bartender, bar owner and for the last 20 years as an international bartender trainer, training more than 40,000 of the world's bartenders. A multiple award-winning mixologist and author of 7 top-selling cocktail books, for the last 20 years, I have travelled the world delivering training courses for bartenders and mixologists of all skill levels for many of the biggest hotel chains, nightclubs and bar groups.

Testimonials for Paul

“Paul has incredible knowledge in cocktail mixing and presentation. He is a maestro at his work. His courses prove how talented he is, therefore I do recommend this very highly to all bartenders and also to all cocktail lovers. ”

Salim Khoury, Legendary Head Bartender, American Bar at The Savoy (20 Years)

“I wouldn't hesitate for a moment to recommend Paul to anyone in the training world. His expertise in the hospitality industry is second to none, coupled together with an infectious delivery style makes him one of the best, most engaging and inspirational trainers I have ever worked with.”

Alex Percival MD of Tin & Glass Events & Training

“Paul provides the most unique, engaging and professional bartender training in the UK. His style of delivery is absolutely suited to his audience: he provides a fun and exciting training environment where his trainees are inspired to excel.”

Luke Davies, Head of L&D, Spirit Pub Group