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Hospitality (DVD and Gimmick) Review

Official Review

January 29th, 2015 3:10am
Reviewed by Joe Diamond
This is a very clear, very simple TV or stand up trick.

The demo and ad copy are fairly accurate. The only part I could be picky about is that the performance is done without audio, and there is a minor sound issue that won't be the biggest issue in the context of live performance, but handled incorrectly, it could give away part of the method.

I personally wouldn't do this in a standard close up setting. You could prep this and keep it handy if you are hosting a party, but getting into this at a paid gig will be fairly difficult. In a stand up show where you can keep the prepared can in your case, this problem is easily solved.

The bonus effect will work well for bartenders, because you can have the prepared cocktail shaker stashed behind the bar until you are ready to perform. The ambient noise in a bar will also cover the slightly suspicious sound.

The DVD is not the worst quality, all the teaching is clear, but there are two takes of the explanation of the bonus effect for seemingly no reason.

The DVD includes four 'gimmicks' allowing you to perform the effect only four times. However, these props are readily available from your favorite magic dealer, and for a few bucks, you'll have dozens of gimmicks for future performances.

My only concern is that the gimmicks could affect the taste of the liquid you produce. I haven't tried this myself, but I'd do some experimenting if I planned on performing this.

Overall it's a solid, deceptive, fairly practical effect with a short and sweet instructional DVD.

Available at your favorite Murphy’s Magic dealer

Product info for Hospitality (DVD and Gimmick)

Author: Francis, Max
Publisher: Magic Tao
Average Rating:  (1)
Retail Price: $24.95
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Manufacturer's Description:


Hospitality in a can - You pour the complete contents of a can into a glass; the can is now empty. You then place a straw inside the can, and take a sip, just to make sure. In fact, the can is not empty, it now contains a completely different liquid! Pour this 'new' liquid into a glass to amaze spectators.


Cocktail - You turn a cocktail shaker upside down to show that it is empty. Place the lid on the shaker and start to shake it as you would if you were mixing a cocktail. You then take the cap off and start pouring two glasses of cocktail.

Use any can
Gimmick supplied
DVD with full explanations

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