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Video Wonder: Tokyo Bartenders Throwing Bottles With Style

Fast and furious flairtending in a cramped bar—what could go wrong?

These two Tokyo bartenders take mixing drinks to the next level with a coordinated cocktail flairing routine that’s been practiced and perfected to a T.

Cocktail flairing, also known as flair bartending and flairtending, is the art of entertaining guests with elaborate physical tricks and antics involving various liquor-related objects such as bottles, glasses, and cocktail shakers. There are all kinds of flairing competitions across the world, including a World Flair Association Grand Slam that features events in Europe, Asia, and the Americas.

These two fellas are only one example. Explore the world of flairtending and you’ll discover routines that make juggling swords look like children’s play—at least in the sense that there is no promise of booze.

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