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Published on December 9th, 2013 | by Marysa

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Upcoming Event: Speed Rack NY

By Marysa Mitch

Do you like boobs, booze and badass female bartenders? If so (I mean, who doesn’t?!) you’ll love Speed Rack.  The speed-bartending competition for female bartenders that raises funds for breast cancer charities is starting its 3rd national tour right here in New York City and you should be a part of it. On Sunday, December 15th in Brooklyn you can cheer on your favorite NYC bartenders as they compete for the title of Miss Speed Rack New York.

The Contenders:
Rebecca Applebaum, Del Posto
Shel Bourdon, Smyth Hotel
Chase “ChaCha” Bracamontes, The Dutch
Natasha David, Mayahuel, Nitecap
Meaghan Dorman, Raines Law Room
Jessica Dure, American Whiskey
Lacy Hawkins, Clover Club, The NoMad
Amanda Sue Elder, Pouring Ribbons
Karen Fu, The NoMad
Meaghan Montagano, Huckleberry Bar, Extra Fancy
Claire Needham, Play
Tracey Olson, The Dutch
Erika Ordonez, Ward III
Micaela Piccolo, Distilled in NYC
Shannon Nicole Ponche, Mayahuel
Dee Ann Quinones, Grace Bar
Ariana Vitale, Evelyn Drinkery, Toro
Jillian Vose, Death & Co
Natasha Velez Walker, Los Americanos
Julie Renee Williams, Donna, McKittrick Hotel

This group of awesome women will compete 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 include leading cocktail-world luminaries Julie Reiner (owner of Flatiron Lounge and Clover Club), Dave Wondrich (world-renowned cocktail historian and writer), Jim Meehan (leading barman and co-owner of PDT) and Aisha Sharpe (top cocktail consultant).

Want to be a part of that crowd of excited (and rowdy) viewers? Oh, you know you do!  Lucky for you, Dipsology has snagged two tickets for one lucky reader. Just enter our contest on Facebook. You can also go to our Facebook page and click on the “Speed Rack Giveaway” tab to enter.

Event Details: Speed Rack New York will take place this Sunday at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Tickets are $25 in advance on Ticketmaster.

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About the Author

Marysa is the NYC General Manager & Cocktail Maven of Dipsology. She is also a contributing writer for The Alcohol Professor. You can follow her on Twitter at @msmarysa.



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