Flair Combo: Lesson 29 & 97

This week marks the 98th lesson for Flair Bartending TV. Two more weeks and we’ll be at 100. Don’t go anywhere; things are going to start moving faster.


Lesson 94: Arm Roll Down to Double Across Body (with Pour/Cut)

Wow, that is a mouthful of a name for this move. If you’ve been following along with the lessons so far, we are synthesizing a few previous moves and adding one new one to create a nice little mini-routine. Make sure you know the Arm Roll Down and the Pour Cut already.

To put this sequence together, the new move we are learning involves throwing the bottle in a double spin across your body and catching the bottle right side up. The slightly tricky part is that the grip we are doing it with is the grip you have on the bottle/tin at the end of the Arm Roll Down. Practice just this double throw a bunch of times, then see if you can put the whole routine together.

Also, as with all moves – especially exhibition flair moves – be sure to learn the move with an empty bottle or a FlairCo bottle. Once you are comfortable with the move, then add a few ounces of water and practice it again until you can do it without spilling.

Get on it, cuz we’re going to add a new ending on to this to make another routine very soon.


Flair Bartending Lesson 78: Combo #5


This week’s flair move is simply a combination of Lessons:

#24: Circle Swipe Thru
#77: Swipe Thru Exchange
#66: Double Over Shoulder to Stall
#67: Stall, Pour, Flip

As you can tell from the short video, I don’t really ¬†go into detail about the moves – we’ve already done that in each individual lesson. Make sure you practice each of those lessons individually and can get the move 90% of the time. Once you can do that, following the flair sequence I show in the video should come naturally!

Flairtending Lesson #74: Bottle Tin Over Shoulder Full Routine

This week’s flairtending move is another addition to the sequence we’ve been working on the past couple weeks. All we are doing is adding on a behind the back tin toss. Make sure you are good with the previous weeks’ flairtending moves.

It may take a little bit of practice to get the timing down; the rhythm is a bit funky since the tin takes more time to travel behind your back than it does to come under your leg. Be sure to let the tin roll off your fingers nice and evenly.

Finish this sequence by catching the bottle in the tin. This is a great flairtending sequence on its own and also works nicely as the start or finish of a much larger set of moves.

Have fun with this one and practice, practice!

Flair Bartending Lesson #56: Combo #4

It’s time for another combo move – putting together a couple of our previous moves into a longer, nicer, prettier, more fluid, lovable routine. This particular combo is simply adding The Exchange onto the end of The Swooping J. Obviously, you need to make sure you are good and comfortable with those moves first. After that, combining these two shouldn’t be particularly difficult – they kind of blend magically right into each other.

The only slightly tricky part of the transition may be adjusting to the different grip you’ll have on the bottle at the end of the Swooping J that you’ll have to pull into a flat behind the back for the Exchange. You’re probably used to doing that Flat Behind the Back with your thumb and elbow pointing up; for this combo you’ll have to get used to an inverse grip which has your thumb/elbow pointing down. Minor adjustment, same movement. A little practice and you’ll have it down just fine.