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smoked pina colada

Smoked Piña Colada

Have you ever found yourself at a bar craving a Piña Colada but we too embarrassed to order one? Yes, calling for a Piña Colada at a bar can draw some serous judgment. The exotic coconut-pineapple concoction has always been somewhat of a vacation cocktail rather than a casual drink. But let’s be honest, most of us would secretively fancy a Piña Colada on a hot day, and why not?

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the best spring cocktails 2017

10 Bar Quality Spring Cocktails

For most bartenders and cocktail enthusiasts, the arrival of spring means it’s time to hit the Farmers Market and get the cocktail testing rolling. With warmer weather bringing forth a bigger and fresher selection of produce, out comes a wave of cocktail aficionados looking to take advantage of spring’s best harvest.

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aperol spritz cocktail recipe

Aperol Spritz

Classic cocktail videos in under a minute

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the best brunch cocktail 2017

New Fashioned Brunch Cocktail

Are you tired of mimosa spin-offs, “pioneer” Bellinis, and “bacon-shrimp” Bloody Marys for brunch? You are not alone! With the weather warming up, leisurely brunches are becoming more of a weekend staple and less of a special occasion; and fizzy morning drinks may just be the reason why.

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spring margarita cocktail

Spring Margarita with Kumquats

We are lucky that in California even December is a legitimate surf month, but we still get excited about the warm spring weather and the promises it brings. Just as everywhere else, it’s the season to get out, be adventurous and celebrate life…with a cocktail of course.

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How to Make Cocktail Foams

When someone hands you a kale-blueberry smoothie that is the color of a mud puddle you barely want to step over, let alone drink, you’d probably turn it down too! Or in his case run away screaming, but that’s beside the point. Smoothie enthusiasts are not alone in their struggle however. The same can happen to the most experienced of bartenders…

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the best wedding bartenders in california

Flair Project in the Wedding Issue of Santa Barbara Life and Style Magazine

The folks of SB Life and Style magazine have decided to once again give Flair Project recognition as one of the best bartering services in the 805 area.

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easy Mint Julep recipe

Mint Julep

Classic cocktail videos in under a minute

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Czech Mate

It’s true, we fell head over heels with the farm-to-drink craze, but let’s be honest while we love our cucumber martinis, their original novelty may have worn off a bit. Not to worry! This recipe will (fingers crossed) return your cucumber martini to its former glory days. “Czech Mate”. The secret ingredient that really sets this drink apart is Becherovka.

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elegant bar tools

Essential Tools

There are so many choice on the market when it comes down to selecting bar tools and no one tool is the right one for all. We know that whether it’s cocktail enthusiasts or professional bartenders, everyone have their own style and they all need bar tools that are made well, are easy to maintain and reasonably prices. Here are some tools that have stood the test of time with us.

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fernet branca cocktail with rum

Mai Tai Nia

In times of artisanal bourbons, herb-infused cocktails, and gold-plated shakers, Tiki drinks are often seen as the “sloppy drunkards that never grew up to party in style.” And yes, their bad rep is not completely unfounded. Most of us have had one (or a few) of these brightly colored and nearly deadly syrupy-sweet tropical delights served in chintzy glassware and adorned with an umbrella pick, and have sworn to stick to wine next time!

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the best Valentine's day cocktail

Strawberry Coquette

While strawberries are known them for their flirtatious relationship with chocolate, this is one berry that can’t be tied down. And when it leaves its cocoa counterpart waiting alone at a table for two, the independent Strawberry skips town to reach its fullest potential in the Strawberry Coquette.

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virgin strawberry shrub for romantic cocktail

Strawberry-Pink Peppercorn Virgin Shrub

What we call Strawberry Peppercorn Virgin Shrub is known in many culinary cultures of Central, Eastern and Southern Europe as kompot. Not to be confused with the dessert called compote, kompot is a non-alcoholic drink made from fruit simmered with water and sugar.
We decided to incorporate that non-alcoholic delight, and not a store-bought syrup, into our cocktails because of a few reasons…

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The Perfect Apple Cocktail this Winter

As winter is here, it’s time to pack on the layers of clothes to get warm and cozy up with a soul soothing drink in hand. So, at Flair Project we have come up with the perfect cocktail to do just that this winter season.

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pistachio after dinner cocktail with rum

Dessert Drinks on the Rise

Who doesn’t like a liquid dessert? Yes, please! With the boom of these dessert cocktails like chocolate and tiramisu martinis, the trend is to mix alcohol with some sweet liquor like Bailey’s Irish cream and Godiva Liqueur. However, after the third sip the sugar crush happens and the cocktail is often left abandoned