Speed Rack 2018 hits NYC to Fight Breast Cancer at the Tri-State Competition

It is time to back the rack as Speed Rack returns to NYC for the Tri-State Competition. This Sunday, January 7th, some of the regions fiercest female bartenders will compete at Melrose Ballroom to raise money and awareness to the fight against Breast Cancer.  Founded by Lynnette Marrero and Ivy Mix, this global competition has raised over $700,000 to date for Breast Cancer charities.

Guests can watch some intense head-to-head showdown action as these talented ladies compete as they sip on specialty cocktails with Speed Rack partner brands, mingle with some of the industry’s best and brightest and rock out to support female empowerment and help fight this devastating disease.

Doors open at 3PM. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door, and the price includes plenty of punch provided by the event’s sponsors and bites from local eateries. Pre-purchased tickets are available HERE.


  • Julie Reiner, Owner Clover Club, Leyenda Brooklyn
  • Colin Appiah, Senior Portfolio Ambassador Bacardi
  • Lacy Hawkins, Speed Rack season 5 winner 2016
  • Natalie Freihon, Managing partner, The Fat Radish


  • Natasha Bermudez, Llama Inn, Banzarbar
  • Lynnette Agudelo, The Stinger NYC
  • Leanne Favre Clover Club, Leyenda, Left Hand Path
  • Tiffany Hernandez, Employees Only, Cosme
  • Daria Johnson ,Taj II, 230 Fifth
  • Kristine Serrano, The Astorian, Forest Hills Station House
  • Crystal Chasse, Seamstress NY
  • Rachel Latourette, The Bedford, Roebling Sporting Club
  • Riann O’Neill, Forrest Point, Alligator Lounge
  • Jessica Pomerantz, Diego @ Public
  • Barbara Lewandowski, JD’s Place @ 57West Landmark Theatre
  • Meg Lazar, Virginia’s
  • Kerry Quaile, Buffalo Proper, Angelica Tea Room
  • Althea Crista Codamon, Union Square Cafe
  • Ashley Haussermann Dear Irving, Blacktail
  • Samantha Casuga, The Dead Rabbit Grocery & Grog
  • Nicole (Osorio) Salicetti, Railway, The Notorious
  • Sarah Morrissey, Frenchette, Amor and Amargo
  • Becca Pesce, The Dead Rabbit Grocery & Grog
  • Brooke Smith, The Dead Rabbit Grocery & Grog
  • Kayla Hasbrook, ABC Cocina
  • Celeste “Lucky” Dittamo, Whistle And Tins, Sofia, Sticks & Stones, Cassidy
  • AlexLynn Marrone, BlackTail
  • Erin Feeney, Panorama On 7
  • Haley Traub, Dutch Kills, Fresh Kills


Speed Rack was created and produced by nationally acclaimed bartenders and industry ambassadors, Lynnette Marrero and Ivy Mix. The first nationwide competition designed to highlight up-and-coming women in the cocktail industry, and give back to those impacted by breast cancer, Speed Rack taps top female bartenders in leading cocktail markets and puts them head-to-head in timed challenges. All for the purpose of raising funds for breast cancer charities, to date Speed Rack has raised more than $700,000 to date for charities supporting breast cancer research.

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