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Me and my partner have been slowly building up our bar and liqueur collection and he is really passionate about cocktail making and mixology. He decided he really wanted to have a go at flairing to make his cocktail making look more impressive. Basically this is the skill of doing tricks with bottles when pouring and making cocktails.
I looked online and found these bottles. I purchased it for £18 which is pretty reasonable.
The bottle comes in a 75cl or 1l size which are the typical size of liqueur bottle you would be flairing with at a bar. The bottle is weighted to match an empty glass bottle so once you have practiced the skill it feels almost exactly the same doing it with a glass bottle. It even comes with a speed pourer so you have the option of practicing with that on.
The bottle is a really great quality. It has been dropped many times and from a pretty great height but it doesn't show any significant signs of damage. It is definitely worth paying this much as a beginner because you can practice to your best ability without a fear of smashing the bottle.
I would definitely recommend this product to anyone looking to get into flairing. This shatter proof bottle lets you practice without worry and my boyfriend has definitely improved a lot since we bought this. It is a really fun hobby and there are so many tricks and skills to learn it keeps you really busy and makes you look a lot more professional when making your cocktails.
So bar flairing wasnt really that popular until the ever so famous 'Bar Wizards' performed on Britains Got Talent a few years ago. Since then its just elevated.
So what is bar flairing? Its basically showing off when pouring a drink or two. Why pick up a bottle when you can flip it up, off the back of your hand then pour? Why put the bottle down when you can throw it behind your back and catch it on your wrist?
To some people it can seem pointless, but personally I LOVE it. Not only is it a fantastic hobby but its amazing to watch some of the professionals.
So long story short, its pretty much juggling glass bottles, cups, ice at a bar with flair. Can be very exciting!
But how do you start? Surely as a beginner you dont want to be smashing glass bottles all over the place. I know I didnt so thats why I purchased the Flairco Bottle.
The Flairco Bottle is a very strong plastic and resistant bottle in the shape a typical Malibu bar bottle. With a similar weight to an empty bottle (avaliable in both 70cl and 1L sizes) its fantastic for the beginner to flairing. It is shatter proof and pretty much break proof. Ive dropped mine many times on concrete from great distances and theres only a few scratches. I was quite amazed.
The bottle comes in 3 colours being White, Black and Red. Each of these have the FlairCo company brand down the side of the bottle.
The average price for these range to be about £17. It may sound expensive for an empty bottle that doesnt break, but just imagine how much more money you'd waste if you picked up your nearest vodka bottle and smashed that first time. Im surely in the long wrong you'll realise the price is actually pretty good!
I'm infact about to purchase my second to up my standards or flairing and start two bottle tricks. It is a fantastic product to have, even for a professional practicing and trying new tricks.
These can be purcahsed for Firebox, Oddballs.