About Speed Rack
Speed Rack is a competition created by and for female bartenders.
And, while we're at it, we're going to raise some money to fight breast cancer. 100% proceeds from the events we produce in each of our cities will go to breast cancer education, prevention and research.
Speed Rack is a national cocktail competition featuring top female bartenders in key cocktail markets, putting them head to head in round robin style timed and judged challenges. It is the first competition to highlight the up and coming generation of strong women in the spirits industry.
In each city, using sponsors' products, participating bartenders are required to make a round of cocktails selected at random culled from a list of 50 industry-standard recipes. In front of a panel of food and beverage luminaries, the ladies go head to head in round robin style instant elimination rounds. The judges request and evaluate each drink based on accuracy, taste and presentation. After the surviving time and judging penalties, the swiftest and most skilled women under pressure move forward to the next round until our bracket is down to two. There is only one winner. She is crowned Miss Speed Rack.
Each local winner receives an honorarium to compete in the finals and the opportunity to be crowned Miss Speed Rack USA. Proceeds go to support breast cancer related charities. In our inaugural year (2011-2012), Speed Rack raised over $69,000 for: NBCF and SHARE.
Created and produced by Ivy Mix and Lynnette Marrero, Speed Rack creates a pedestal for women from coast-to-coast via an engaging, fun and fast charity bartending competition.
- The competition is created and produced by Ivy Mix and Lynnette Marrero.
- 2012-2013 events are re coordinated by Claire Bertin-Lang of CBLLC.
- 2012- 2013 video and photography provided by LeJIT Productions.
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