Free Pour

(v.) A bartending skill in which the act of portioning a cocktail’s ingredients is done by pouring spirits straight from the bottle, rather than measuring with a jigger first. A bartender with a steady and consistent rate of pour can theoretically measure the amount dispensed by timing, with many using pour spouts are designed to assist in this endeavor. Though the effect is theatrical, many bar owners discourage this practice because of increased chance of waste from inaccurate measurements.