Flair Bartending Lesson 82: Bottle Tin Mid-Air Split


Probably could’ve learned this one earlier. It’s relatively easy and has a nice fluid quality to it. It’s good working flair with a bottle and tin. Easy to go into and easy to flow into something else. Works just fine with either a 1 liter or a 750, full, half-full, or nearly empty.

Tips to getting the Bottle Tin Mid-Air Split:

1) Use a good lead-in. I really like the Bottle Tin Swipe Thru (with the inverse grip) lead-in that I use in the video. Builds momentum, makes the move more fun.

2) Your grip on the bottle should leave your thumb available. At the top of your circular motion with the bottle, place your thumb inside the tin and use it to the hold the bottle and tin together.

3) The tin should be angled slightly away from you. If the bottle were to be pointed straight away from you, the tin would be pointing down slightly.

4) Build momentum with the bottle/tin in your one hand. As you reach 2 o’clock (think of the circle you just made as a clock, and think of where the 2 is), release both the bottle and tin

5) Assuming you are right-handed – or at least had the bottle/tin in your right hand – catch the bottle with your left hand. At the same time your right hand should catch the tin.

6) Use the momentum created from this move to flow into another gnarly move.