Homemade Bitters

Bitters are a classic cocktail ingredient with a somewhat elusive production process requiring careful measures and lots of patience. From dried botanicals and fresh ingredients in a base of high ABV alcohol, bitters introduce a concentration of flavor and aroma to beverages with the smallest of amounts.  This course will teach you how to make your own quality and original bitters to enhance any number of cocktails.

Bitters make a special edition to a cocktail menu and this course will enhance your creativity and focus to deliver an exceptional product. Students will be able to match bitter tastings to a cocktail program, a great first step in making any bar self sufficient with the added benefit of lowering costs. This is also a great team-building exercise.


All materials, such as tools and equipment, will be provided at no additional cost. Students are required to bring a small notebook and pen to class and are expected to take notes throughout. Course handouts and study guide will also be provided to each student.

Each class is 2 hours. One class will be held once a week over 4 consecutive weeks. The total time required is 8 hours.

Class 1: Monday, May 15, 2017; 12:00-2:00pm
Class 2: Monday, May 22, 2017; 12:00-2:00pm
Class 3: Monday, May 29, 2017; 12:00-2:00pm
Class 4: Monday, June 5, 2017; 12:00-2:00pm

All course schedules are subject to change.

The course and all its materials will be administered in English.

The course fee is 8000 THB. Payment must be made in full no later than 1 week prior to start of course.

About the Instructor

Originally from just outside Liverpool (England) Mark heads up the bar at J.Boroski Bangkok. He daily ensures that all cocktails are custom-made using the freshest homemade ingredients, the best spirits, and a variety of intensive preparation procedures. He recently worked as the brand ambassador of Snow Queen vodka and has previously placed as second best bartender in Europe by Jameson, as well as placing highly in several other competitions in the UK. Mark's attention to detail, high focus on guest service, and complete immersion in the bar industry make him an ideal instructor for a number of bar courses.