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Certificate for Module (Cocktail Appreciation and the Craft of Mixology)
證書(單元 : 雞尾酒鑑賞與調酒技巧)

CEF Reimbursable Course

CEF Reimbursable Course

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Start Date
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30 hours
English, supplemented with Cantonese
Course Fee
HK$9,000 per programme inclusive of:
1.) Learning materials in English
2.) Different cocktails for tasting
3.) Cocktail crafting experience
4.) 3-hour Cocktail Bar visit
Deadline on 22 Mar 2024 (Fri)
28678479 / 25204607
How to Apply

Whether you're a cocktail lover, a hospitality professional, or someone looking to explore a new hobby, this course will equip you as a confident and skilled bartender, ready to create memorable experiences through the art of cocktail making.

Special Announcement:

Exciting News: Our Cocktail course has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund.

CEF Course Code: 43C157367


What is Mixology? Mixology is a term for mixing drinks or bartending, and a mixologist is a title for a bartender or bar chef. Thus, mixology is about the art and craft of mixing drinks and the mixologist is the professional who practises it.

This programme is designed to provide a sound introduction to mixology and it is suitable for those who are interested to broaden their cocktail knowledge and the craft of cocktail. Students will be introduced to the main styles and categories of cocktails, spirits, liqueurs and their defining characteristics, as well as the classic and modern cocktail recipes. Through demonstrations and self-practice, students can choose appropriate bar tools, garnishes, and ingredients to craft their own cocktails in classes and eventually enhance their cocktail crafting techniques. A bar visit in the hotel will be arranged to get students familiar with the real operating environment of a bar. Thus, this programme prepares students to develop their interests to be mixologists for both social and work purposes.


On completion of the programme, students should be able to:

1.    List the principal styles and categories of cocktails and describe their defining characteristics and flavour profiles;
2.    Describe the historical background and development of cocktails, cocktail presentation and bar categories;
3.    Distinguish the essential ingredients of cocktail making, including spirits, liqueurs and aromatized wines; and describe their key characteristics; 
4.    Identify the common bar equipment and tools used in crafting cocktails and servicing of drinks; and
5.    Explain and demonstrate how the key types of cocktails are made, using basic techniques, essential ingredients, and garnishes.


1. Students can taste many types of cocktail during the course of their studies, and they are systematically arranged by classroom session.
2. A unique site visit to a Cocktail Bar, allowing students to have direct and first-hand experience inside the Bar, and have the opportunity to blend and craft their own cocktail!
3. Our mixology course is taught by qualified professional who is knowledgeable in cocktail around the world.
4. Our mixology course will be delivered by a single teacher throughout the entire course to ensure consistency in content and teaching style.
5. Small class-size in this mixology program brings about better teaching and learning, and enhances teacher-student interaction.



Programme Details

The programme consists of 30 hours of face-to-face teaching, 3 hours each, with the following two parts:

(1) Lectures and In-class practises (27 hours):  Students will learn about the main styles and categories of cocktails, spirits, liqueurs and their defining characteristics, as well as classic and contemporary cocktail recipes.

Besides, students will learn to use appropriate bar tools, basic equipment and ingredients, craft and prepare their own cocktails in class, and finally improve their drink-making techniques.


(2) Cocktail bar visit (3 hours): A bar visit at hotel will be arranged to get students familiar with the real operating environment of a bar. Thus, the programme develops students' interests in becoming  mixologists or bartenders for both social and work purposes.

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The history of cocktails and mixed drinks




The theory of mixology




Mixologists and service






Spirits and others alcoholic ingredients          sp



Tools, Ingredients and Glassware                      tool



Craft of Cocktail





Cocktail Recipes





Modern Bar Industry and cocktails 




ASSESSMENT and award

Type of Assessment Description Weighting
Test 1 Practical: Cocktail Service Demonstration 20%
Test 2 40 Multiple Choice Questions in 45 minutes 80%
    Total :  100%

Note: Students may apply to resit the Test if they are unsuccessful, subject to a fee.

Upon successful completion of the programme, students will be awarded a "Certificate for Module (Cocktail Appreciation and the Craft of Mixology)" within the HKU system via HKU SPACE. For those students who cannot pass the assessments but have completed at least 70% of attendance, a Statement of Attendance will be issued to them.



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Students are eligible to be a member of HKU SPACE Wine Alumni Association (WAA) after completion of the course. On a regular basis, the executive committee will post the latest updates and promotional materials on the availability of the seminars and events, discounts and offers on the Facebook at; Email will also be sent for information.




Life Membership Fee is HK$200 to current students and alumni of all HKU SPACE wine/spirits/sake/beer programmes. Majority of WAA events are hosted by leading figures in the wine industry. All events are exclusive to members, and sometimes with their guests.


  • Wine tastings
  • Wine dinners
  • Master classes
  • Wine seminars
  • Idea sharing programmes
Application Code 2180-2395AW -

  • 30 hours

Class Details


Application Code Date and Time Test Application Deadline


(Weekend Class)

13 April 2024  (Sat):

10:00am - 5:00pm (Lectures and In-class practises)


14 April 2024 (Sun):

10:00am - 5:00pm (Lectures and In-class practises)


20 April 2024  (Sat):

10:00am - 1:00pm (Cocktail bar visit in Tsim Sha Tsui hotel) 

3:00pm - 6:00pm (Lectures and In-class practises in KWC)


21 April 2024  (Sun)*:

10:00am - 6:00pm (Lectures and In-class practises)

*(Test 2 will be held on that day)     


27 April 2024 (Sat)*:

10:00am - 5:00pm (Lectures and In-class practises)

*(Test 1 will be held on that day)           


#Each teaching day includes 1 hour lunch time


Test 1 (Practical Test):

27 April 2024


Test 2 (Multiple Choice Test):

21 April 2024

22 March 2024





Ms Sky HUO

Sky holds a WSET Level 3 Award in Spirits and she is a Certified Spirits Educator with the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET). She graduated from the School of Communication at Hong Kong Baptist University and has pursued a successful career in the hospitality industry.
In 2014, Sky was named one of the ‘Top 25 Bartenders of Drinks World Asia HK’, inspiring her to gain international experience working at several ‘World's 50 Best Bars’ in Australia and the UK. She returned to Hong Kong to manage “The Sea”, which is a sister bar of “The Old Man bar” which was the best bar in Asia in 2019.
Sky has a deep understanding of spirits and an extensive knowledge of cocktail culture around the world. She effortlessly shares her expertise through engaging and informative lessons. Recognized for her cocktail innovation with awards including ‘Gary Regan World 101 Best New Cocktail’ in 2015 and 2016, and recipe recorded in the bartender bible "The Joy of Mixology"

Sky is an expert in spirits and cocktails. Students will benefit greatly from Sky’s many years of experience in the industry as well as her passion for teaching spirits and cocktails.



Course Fee
  • HK$9,000 per programme inclusive of:
    1.) Learning materials in English
    2.) Different cocktails for tasting
    3.) Cocktail crafting experience
    4.) 3-hour Cocktail Bar visit

Entry Requirements

Applicants shall be aged at least 18 years or above, and do not have any health problems that made them unfit for alcoholic beverage tasting.


  • The CEF Institution Code of HKU SPACE is 100
CEF Courses
COURSE CODE 43C157367 FEES $9,000 ENQUIRY 2867-8479
Continuing Education Fund Continuing Education Fund
This course has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund.

Certificate for Module (Cocktail Appreciation and the Craft of Mixology)

  • This course is recognised under the Qualifications Framework (QF Level [3])


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1. Cash, EPS, WeChat Pay Or Alipay

Course fees can be paid by cash, EPS, WeChat Pay or Alipay at any HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres.

2. Cheque Or Bank draft

Course fees can also be paid by crossed cheque or bank draft made payable to “HKU SPACE”. Please specify the programme title(s) for application and the applicant’s name.. You may either:

  • bring the completed form(s), together with the appropriate course or application fees in the form of a cheque, and any required supporting documents to any of the HKU SPACE enrolment centres;
  • or mail the above documents to any of the HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres, specifying  “Course Application” on the envelope.  HKU SPACE will not be responsible for any loss of payment sent by mail.
3. VISA/Mastercard

Applicants may also pay the course fee by VISA or Mastercard, including the “HKU SPACE Mastercard”, at any HKU SPACE enrolment centres. Holders of the HKU SPACE Mastercard can enjoy a 10-month interest-free instalment period for courses with a tuition fee worth a minimum of HK$2,000; however, the course applicant must also be the cardholder himself/herself. For enquiries, please contact our staff at any enrolment centres.

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Online application / enrolment is offered for most open admission courses (course enrolled on first come, first served basis) and selected award-bearing programmes. Application fees and course fees of these programmes/courses can be settled by using "PPS by Internet" (not available via mobile phones), VISA or Mastercard. In addition to the aforesaid online payment channels, continuing students of award-bearing programmes, if their programmes offer online service, may also pay their course fees by Online WeChat Pay, Online Alipay and Faster Payment System (FPS). Please refer to Enrolment Methods - Online Enrolment  for details.


  • If the programme/course is starting within five working days, application by post is not recommended to avoid any delays. Applicants are advised to enrol in person at HKU SPACE Enrolement Centres and avoid making cheque payment under this circustance.
  • Fees paid are not refundable except under very exceptional circumstances (e.g. course cancellation due to insufficient enrolment), subject to the School’s discretion. In exceptional cases where a refund is approved, fees paid by cash, EPS, WeChat Pay, Alipay, cheque or PPS (for online payment only) will normally be reimbursed by a cheque, and fees paid by credit card will normally be reimbursed to the payment cardholder's credit card account.
  • In addition to the published fees, there may be additional costs associated with individual programmes. Please refer to the relevant course brochures or direct any enquiries to the relevant programme team for details.
  • Fees and places on courses cannot be transferrable from one applicant to another. Once accepted onto a course, the student may not change to another course without approval from HKU SPACE. A processing fee of HK$120 will be levied on each approved transfer.
  • Receipts will be issued for fees paid but HKU SPACE will not be repsonsible for any loss of receipt sent by mail.
  • For payment certification, please submit a completed form, a sufficiently stamped and self-addressed envelope, and a crossed cheque for HK$30 per copy made payable to "HKU SPACE" to any of our enrolment centres.