->''"It don't seem natural to me, throwing up a drink before you've even swallowed it."''
-->-- '''Reg Deadman''', ''Series/GoodnightSweetheart'', "Flash, Bang, Wallop"

Drink-making with an eye to showmanship, often incorporating juggling, dance moves, and nonstandard use of bar equipment. Possibly more prevalent in RealLife than in media; any given media portrayal has a good chance of being an homage to ''Film/{{Cocktail}}''.

Can also be done with food, particularly ice cream.

See also BarSlide. Likely to be an element of the CoolestClubEver.


[[folder: Anime and Manga ]]

* ''Manga/{{Bartender}}'' averts this, or plays this straight, depending on your point of view.
* In the ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' side story "Viral's Sweet Dream," Simon the bartender uses his '''GIGA DRIIIIIILL BREEEEEEEAKAAAA!''' …as a martini shaker.


[[folder: Film -- Animation ]]

* Long John Silver in ''Disney/TreasurePlanet'' uses his multi-function cyborg arm to cook like this.


[[folder: Film -- Live Action ]]

* ''{{Film/Speedy}}'' (1928): Creator/HaroldLloyd and coworkers are soda jerks with flashy, baseball-derived techniques. Includes more than one BarSlide.
* ''Film/{{Cocktail}}'' is the TropeCodifier.
* ''Film/CoyoteUgly''.
* Parodied in ''Jane Austen's Mafia!'', when the priest mixes an UmbrellaDrink for a distraught Joey.
* In ''Film/PoliceAcademy5MissionToMoscow'', Jones (the guy who does the sound-effects with his mouth) goes undercover as a fancy barkeeper. This is part of his schtick.


[[folder: Live-Action TV ]]

* ''Series/TheKingOfQueens'', episode "Pour Judgment." Doug takes work as a bartender to fulfill an old dream. Broken glass ensues.
* ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'', episode "Three Days of Snow," when Ted and Barney briefly take over [=McLaren's=].
* ''Series/{{NCIS}}'''s Abby was shown to have flair bartending skills.
* One of the Challenges in ''Series/BeautyAndTheGeek''.
* In ''Series/ABitOfFryAndLaurie'', Creator/StephenFry parodies this in the cocktail sequences that end all the season 3 and 4 episodes--he shakes around without rhythm and does such things as: shoving the shaker down the front of his trousers and hopping around, swinging it on a string like a yo-yo, and sometimes breaking it open mid-dance.
* Carla did several stunts to win a best barmaid contest in ''Series/{{Cheers}}'', including a complete flip while holding a platter of drinks.
* ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'': JD and Turk did this in one episode.
-->'''JD:''' Last summer, Turk and I had to choose between working disaster relief or going to bartender school. I like to think we made the right choice.
* The ''Series/{{Charmed}}'' episode "Feats of Clay" has Piper cast a confidence spell on a meek waiter so he'll have the confidence to ask a female coworker to marry him. Instead, he becomes a hyperconfident bartender, not very interested in his coworker anymore. Phoebe {{lampshade|Hanging}}s this by asking "I thought you were supposed to make him confident, not turn him into Tom Cruise?"
* In the season five episode of ''Series/{{House}}'', "House Divided", the title character did this...'''in the hospital's morgue'''. Long story short, House needed to add "chemical burns" to a guy's cause of death.
* The Norwegian comedians Music/{{Ylvis}} try it on the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SbTaoUvNPF0 back of a moving truck.]]
* ''Series/LasVegas'': When Delinda opened her new club in the Montecito casino, one of the first things she did was hire a stellar flair bartender. She had to steal him from another establishment, in fact.


[[folder: Video Games ]]

* Introduced as a skill in ''VideoGame/TheSims3: Late Night'', and retained for ''VideoGame/TheSims4''.
* Although the Citadel bartender in ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' pours drinks normally for the most part, he adds some style when Commander Shepard decides to down [[GargleBlaster ryncol]].
* The Frat Army in ''VideoGame/KingdomOfLoathing'' includes "wartenders" who mix drinks on the battlefield and even use them as weapons.
* Rodin from ''VideoGame/{{Bayonetta}}'' indulges in this, most prominently intermixed with Bayonetta's LockAndLoadMontage.


[[folder: Visual Novel]]
* Defied in ''VisualNovel/VA11HallA'', where Jill states that she doesn't bother with this because it just wastes time and adds nothing to the flavor.

[[folder: Webcomic]]
* ''Webcomic/ChampionsOfFaraus'': In the third story chapter, the barkeep is this, but only when making an "[[ImprovisedWeapon Explodey]] [[MolotovCocktail teacup!]]", which he uses to scare intruders away from his tavern.

[[folder: Web Original ]]

* In the ''WebOriginal/{{Paradise}}'' fiction setting, a bartender who Changed to take on monkey characteristics bartends this way, using all five limbs. Because he looks perfectly human to people who can't see through the Change, the way he does what he does is perceived as puzzling to say the least.


[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' do this while making milkshakes in the episode "Out to Launch."
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode "Pygmoelian", Moe competes in a bartending competition. An Irish bartender chops a beer can in half with a meat cleaver, removes the two halves of the can, and overturns a frosty mug over it. The beer, against all logic, stays put until the beer mug is set down right side up. Contestant #2, a well-endowed Hooters girl, simply bounces up and down while operating two taps. Moe arranges mugs in the shape of the Duff logo. Contestant #2 wins.
* WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants often does this while preparing Krabby Patties.


[[folder: Real Life ]]

* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerry_Thomas_(bartender) Jerry Thomas,]] likely the RealLife UrExample.
* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flair_bartending#Flair_competitions Flair bartending contests]] are regularly held, some of which are even televised.
* See Coyote Ugly up there in film? ''That's a real place!''