Speed Rack is Back in NYC, Showcasing Badass Female Bartenders

Get ready to back the rack! Speed Rack is back in NYC on Sunday, December 11th, showcasing the very best female bartenders going head to head in an epic speed bartending competition. Speed Rack is not only incredible entertainment and a chance to see some of the very best ladies in the bar business show their stuff, it is all for a great cause.

Created by industry luminaries, Ivy Mix and Lynnette Marrero, 100% of the proceeds go to breast cancer charities.To date, Speed Rack has raised more than $500,000 for breast cancer charities in the U.S. and around the globe.

Twenty-three fierce competitors will face off in timed heats to make rounds of cocktails, culled from a list of 50 accepted industry-standard classic recipes, in front of a panel of judges and a crowd of excited viewers. Judges rate each drink based on prep time and accuracy.

The judging panel at Speed Rack New York will feature celebrated writers and cocktail-world luminaries such as: Dale DeGroff (aka King Cocktail and author of The Craft of the Cocktail and The Essential Cocktail: bitters, books, and recipes), Julie Reiner (owner of Flatiron Lounge, Clover Club and co-owner Leyenda), Jordana Rothman (restaurant editor, Food & Wine), and Dave Wondrich (world-renowned cocktail historian and The Daily Beast drinks columnist).

The grand prize will be announced at the National Finals on May 21, 2017 in New York.

Get your tickets HERE  (Tickets are $25 in advance; $30 at the door and include sponsored cocktails)

The Contenders:

Stefanie Bair – American Whiskey; New York, NY
Elise Barnard – Good Luck; Rochester, NY
Maxime Briere – Extra Fancy; Brooklyn, NY
Crystal Chasse –Seamstress, Middle Branch; New York, NY
Celeste Colón – Sofia, Wicked Wolf Tavern; New Jersey
Tara Dactyl – Distilled NY; New York, NY
Jessie Duré – Sushi Nakazawa, Chumley’s; New York, NY
Kayla Hasbrook – ABC Cocina; New York, NY
Miranda Helck – Kingsley; New York, NY
Marissa Mazzotta – Flatiron Lounge; New York, NY
Meaghan Montagano – La Sirena Ristorante; New York, NY
Sarah Morrissey – Dear Irving, Karasu; New York, NY
Laura Newman – Mother of Pearl; New York, NY
Erika Ordoñez – Porchlight, Montana’s Trail House, Slowly Shirley; New York, NY
Caitlin Patterson – Boilermaker; New York, NY
Kerry Quaile – Buffalo Proper; Buffalo, NY
Tara Rook – Metrograph Commissary, Berg’n; New York, NY
Kiersten Schilinski – Donna, House of Yes; Brooklyn, NY
Kristine Serrano – Forest Hills Station House; Queens, NY
Brooke Smith – The Dead Rabbit; New York, NY
Christine Su – Bathtub Gin; New York, NY
Kimber Weissert – Butcher and the Rye; Pittsburgh, PA
Anna Wingfield – Mother’s Ruin, Ba’sik; New York, NY

Speed Rack details:

Diamond Horseshoe, 235 West 46th Street, New York, NY 10036, Map It
Sunday, December 11, 2016, 3pm – 7pm


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