WSQ Alcoholic Beverage Preparation (L2)

Course Overview

This course delves into the world of alcoholic beverages, covering various essential topics to provide a comprehensive understanding of the industry. Participants will explore the production process, including harvesting, crushing, malting, mashing, fermentation, distillation, aging, blending, diluting, and bottling. Understanding the effects of alcohol consumption and promoting organic and sustainable practices with eco-friendly packaging and transparent labeling are also emphasized. Participants will gain in-depth knowledge of different types of spirits and alcoholic beverages, such as whisky, brandy, gin, tequila, and others. Moreover, they will learn to recommend menu-based alcoholic beverages to customers, considering guidelines for food pairings to complement and contrast flavors, balance tastes, and consider body, texture, cooking methods, sauces, regional cuisines, and personal preferences.

The course also focuses on the proper preparation and service of alcoholic beverages, covering workstation readiness, cleanliness, stock and equipment checks, and daily housekeeping. Participants will become familiar with common cocktail mixing techniques, including stirring, shaking, blending, and building, while mastering recipes, ingredients, measurement techniques, garnishes, and drinkware used in serving alcoholic beverages. This comprehensive course equips participants with valuable expertise in the world of alcoholic beverages and their service, enabling them to make informed recommendations and provide exceptional customer experiences.

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Course Objectives

Upon completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Comprehensive exploration of alcoholic beverages, covering production, types of spirits, food pairing, and preparation and service.
  • Focus on sustainability and organic practices, understanding effects, and promoting transparent labeling in alcohol production.
  • Expertise in recommending menu-based alcoholic beverages, considering flavor contrasts, balance, and individual preferences.
  • Mastery in alcoholic beverage preparation, including cocktail mixing techniques and knowledge of recipes, ingredients, and garnishes.
  • Equipped with the skills to provide exceptional customer experiences and responsible alcohol service.

Course Outline

Module 1 Production of Alcohol

  1. Harvesting and Crushing
  2. Malting and Mashing
  3. Fermentation and Distillation
  4. Aging and Blending 
  5. Diluting and Bottling 
  6. Effects of Alcohol 
  7. Organic and Sustainable Alcohol 
  8. Eco-Friendly Packaging 
  9. Transparent Labelling 

Module 2 Types of Spirits and Other Alcoholic Beverages 

  1. Whisky
  2. Brandy
  3. Gin
  4. Tequila
  5. Other Alcoholic Beverages

Module 3 Selecting Alcoholic Beverages and Food Pairing

  1. Recommending Menu-Based Alcoholic Beverages to Customers
  2. Guidelines Food Pairings with Alcoholic Beverages
    1. Complementing and Contrasting Flavours
    2. Balancing Tastes
    3. Body and Texture
    4. Cooking Methods and Sauces
    5. Regional Pairings
    6. Personal Preferences

Module 4 Preparing and Serving Alcoholic Beverages

  1. Workstation Readiness
    1. Clean, Wash and Sanitise
    2. Stock Check
    3. Equipment Check
    4. Daily Housekeeping
  2. Common Cocktails Mixing
    1. Stir
    2. Shake
    3. Blend
    4. Build
  3. Preparing and Serving Alcoholic Beverages
    1. Recipes and Ingredients
    2. Techniques in Measurement
    3. Types of Garnishes Used in Serving Alcoholic Beverages
    4. Types of Drinkware Used in Serving Alcoholic Beverages

Who Should Attend

  • Beverage Industry Professionals
  • Bartenders and Mixologists
  • Sommeliers
  • Food and Beverage Managers
  • Hospitality Students and Enthusiasts

Course Duration

  • 24.0 hr(s)

Mode of Assessment

Written Assessment, Oral Questioning, Written Test

Certificate Obtained and Conferred by

  • Upon meeting the attendance and assessment(s) criteria, participants will be awarded with a digital Statement of Attainment (SOA), accredited by SkillsFuture Singapore.
  • Upon meeting the attendance and assessment(s) criteria, participants will be awarded with a digital Certificate of Completion from NTUC LearningHub.

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