Flair Bartending

Q: What is flair bartending?

A: Flair bartending is the practice of entertaining guests, clientele, or audience with the throwing/juggling of bar tools (e.g., shaker tins) and liquor bottles in tricky, dazzling ways. “Flair,” or “freestyle bartending,” can be divided into two styles: working flair and competition flair. The difference between the two being the level of risk and complication of the tricks are higher for competitions. Good flair should be light-hearted and entertaining while making actual, drinkable cocktails.

Check out the Flair Bartenders’ Association.

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