Bartender Tom Cruise

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Movie Info Brian Flanagan (Tom Cruise) wants a high-paying marketing job, but needs a business degree first. Working as a bartender to pay for college, Flanagan is mentored by his veteran boss. Aug 01, 2020 The movie Cocktail: Tom Cruise passes the bar (1988) In Top Gun he was an ace pilot, in The Color of Money, he was an expert pool player, and now, in his upcoming film Cocktail, Tom Cruise goes behind the counter to play star bartender Brian Flanagan, who works the Manhattan watering holes in spring and summer, and spends his winters in the.

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After a Cocktail Team Building Course with us, you can safely invite friends or colleagues home on a Friday night and serve them your own cocktails

  1. Become a bartender in one day

  2. Use it as Teambuilding

  3. Learn how to make delicious cocktails at home

  4. Get behind the bar and find your inner Tom Cruise

  5. Learn about alcohol-free cocktails and how to make them

  6. Taste and drink delicious cocktails along the way

  7. Experience, how it is to be a bartender

  8. Mix your own cocktail and give it a name

  9. Get an entertaining and fun-filled day with family, friends or colleagues

  10. Blind tasting, bartender team picture and lightning cocktails mixing can also be included

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We prepare you and your guests to make the delicious cocktails all by yourselves. You will also get the opportunity to come behind the bar and mix the cocktails. You will get a lot of new knowledge about how you can serve delicious drinks, both the taste and the look. At the same time you will get a festive day together with your guests.

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not just another teambuilding

We will take the lead and make sure that the entertainment is top notch. This is not just a boring course with the usual slide presentation. You will get quizzes, competition, course and a fun day. Cheers!

We strive to give you the experience to remember. You will learn how to make cocktails and serve them with style. No more boring courses and teambuilding events. Here you will get a different day filled with fun experiences and party atmosphere. Design your own cocktails and learn how to make the classics as Mojito, Cosmopolitan and Long Island Iced Tea. We give you the tools and try to turn you into a small Tom Cruise version.

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Flair bartending - Exhibition flair

Flair bartending is the practice of bartenders entertaining guests, clientele or audiences with the manipulation of bar tools (e.g. cocktail shakers) and liquor bottles in tricky, dazzling ways. Used occasionally in cocktail bars, the action requires skills commonly associated with jugglers. It has become a sought-after talent among venue owners and marketers to help advertise a liquor product or the opening of a bar establishment. Competitions have been sponsored by liquor brands to attract flair bartenders, and some hospitality training companies hold courses to teach flair techniques.

Flair bartending is sometimes referred to as 'extreme bartending' or contracted to 'flairtending'. The word flair became popular among practitioners in the mid-1990s. 'Flair' is also used as a verb (e.g. 'to flair'), referring to any trickery used by a bartender in order to entertain guests while mixing a drink. Flair can include juggling, flipping (bottles, shakers), manipulating flaming liquors or even performing close-up magic tricks (also referred to as 'bar-magic').

Flair is showmanship added to bartending that enhances the overall guest experience. The ideas behind mixology and drink-oriented or service-minded bartending can still be upheld with the correct application of working flair. Recently, there is a noticeable rise in bartenders combining prominent mixology knowledge and working flair skills all over the world. Working flair and Exhibition flair are very similar on the grounds that they both require precision and practice, however the use of exhibition flair has become a competition oriented style where significantly greater risks are being taken. Working flair, which is much more common, focuses more on delivering drinks to customers while still ensuring visual entertainment.


The earliest record of a flair bartender is barman Jerry 'The Professor' Thomas, who poured fiery streams of boiling water and flaming whisky and mixed an original cocktail called the Blue Blazer in the late nineteenth century.[citation needed]

Flair bartending was also prominently featured in the 1988 film Cocktail starring Tom Cruise, as well as the 2000 movie Coyote Ugly.[citation needed]

Flair competitions[edit]

Both working flair and exhibition flair can be seen in competitions, depending on the rules and regulations of each event. The important distinction between working flair and exhibition flair is not so much the level of liquid in the bottles (though that is a criterion) but the speed in which the bottle is thrown and/or the drink is made. Working flair usually incorporates a 'flat' throw, which is when the bottle is released into the air without flipping. This gives an illusion of the bottle floating, but reduces the chances of liquid spilling. This also opens the bartender to be able to use similar routines, regardless of what bottle they grab, as the level of liquid is not a factor. The accepted definition of working flair is 'flair that does not noticeably slow service', usually involving bottles filled to various levels (as in a real work situation) that are quickly manipulated and then poured. Exhibition flair almost always involves bottles that are often pre-set with less than 2 ounces (60ml) specifically for flipping. Exhibition flair often involves longer sequences and routines, multiple objects, and performances choreographed to music.

The first open competition to have an exhibition round was the Quest for the Best Bartender in 1995.

The first open competition to have a working flair round was the Quest for the Best Bartender in the World in 1999.

The first all working flair bartending competition was the Flair Bartenders Shakedown in 2006 organized by BarWars LLC.

There are different styles of flair bartending competitions. Legends of Bartending World Bartender Championships test the bartender on four disciplines of bartending, accuracy, speed, working flair and exhibition flair. The Blue Blazer and Independent Flair League in Poland rewards flair and mixology together; competitors gain points for both flair and creative mixology. NATIONS International Flair Challenge and other competitions like Roadhouse World Flair, MBA, and the Athens Flair Open feature pure exhibition flair.

Competition history[edit]

In 1986, T.G.I. Friday's management encouraged their bartenders to show their personalities behind the bar and this resulted in several bartenders (a few being John JB Bandy, John Mescall, and Magic Mike) being sent to the corporate T.G.I. Friday's office in Texas to shoot a bartending video. At the end of 1986, T.G.I. Friday's hosted the first national flair bartending competition called 'Bar Olympics' in Woodland Hills, California. John JB Bandy was the winner of this competition. In 1987, after interviewing 34 bartenders, John JB Bandy was approached across the bar by Touchstone Pictures to assist in training Tom Cruise and Bryan Brown for the 1988 film, Cocktail. Later that year after filming, John JB Bandy produced the very first flair bartending training video called 'Olympic Bartending'. T.G.I. Friday's is credited for modernizing and popularizing flair bartending in the United States beginning in the mid-1980s because they allowed artistic personality freedom behind the bar. London (Roadhouse) and Orlando (Quest for the Best at Pleasure Island's Manniquins) were the hotbeds of flair bartending in the early and mid-1990s. In 1991, T.G.I. Friday's started its global competition called World Bartender Championship.[1] The global competition has continued to today with divisional champions from across the US, Latin America and European Divisions coming to compete in Carrollton, Texas.[2][3]

Current competitions[edit]

There are hundreds of flair bartending competitions around the world each year, most of which are local and not well publicized. In 2005 the Flair Bartenders Association (FBA) launched the FBA Pro Tour, a linked series of events where competitors earn points toward the title Pro Tour Champion at the end of the year. In 2007 there were 14 events on the Pro Tour with 7 of them located in the US.

In 2008 the World Flair Association launched the Grand Slam. A worldwide tournament the includes the best competitions from all over the world. It is seen today as the biggest competition/tournament to win in the world of flair. Bartenders travel far and wide for the Grand Slam events to try and earn the title of Grand Slam World Champion. The Grand Slam events vary each year, being located in Europe, Asia, and America.

Five-Time World Champion Ken Hall and Jim Allison, president of the FBA, organized six of those seven events. The flagship flair bartending event is Legends of Bartending, which celebrated its twelfth year in 2010.

Some the biggest flair bartending events worldwide include:

  • Roadhouse World Flair in (Covent Garden) London, UK
  • Legends of Bartending (Las Vegas, US) - discontinued
  • Quest (Orlando - the oldest major flair competition in the world) - discontinued
  • Skyy Global Flair Challenge in 14 different countries including China, UK, Canada, Israel, Czech Republic, Germany, Brazil, Mexico, etc. - discontinued
  • Hard Rock Cafe has conducted a global 'BARocker working flair competition since 2013.

The International Bartenders Association was founded in 1951. In 2000, the IBA initiated a World Flair Competition. This event is held at the IBA's annual congress of members, together with the organization's World Classic Cocktail Competition (inaugurated in 1955).

See also[edit]


Cocktail Movie Stream

  1. ^Past Champions, T.G.I. Friday's World Bartender Championship - accessed January 16, 2010
  2. ^World BTC News 2009 Archives, T.G.I. Friday's World Bartender Championship - accessed January 16, 2010
  3. ^T.G.I. Friday's World Bartender Championship Mixologist Profiles, T.G.I. Friday's World Bartender Championship - accessed January 16, 2010

External links[edit]

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  • Flair Bartenders' Association — Largest Community of Flair Bartenders

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