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Speed Rack Cocktail Competition announce bartenders for Asia debut

Bannie Kang

Speed Rack, the international female-only bartending competition makes its mark in Asia, debuting in Singapore in 2017. The competition promotes the best female bartending talent and raises funds for breast cancer research. The first ever Asia competition will be held on March 12 at The Great Escape.

In early January, Speed Rack received over 30 applications from the region, from which fourteen from Singapore and six from Asia were selected to participate (see full list below). Those selected will compete in a qualifying round that tests not only speed but aptitude in making four cocktails from the sponsors’ selection of spirits, liqueurs and syrups. The top eight who clock the fastest times will advance to the on-stage live competition. The final stage will be in a Round Robin format, with eight bartenders going head-to-head to battle it out making cocktails in instant elimination rounds. Recipes for this stage of the competition will be chosen at random from a list of 50 industry-standard drinks. The judges will evaluate the drinks based on accuracy, taste and presentation, with the winner claiming the title of Miss Speed Rack Asia 2017.

Kino Soh of Highball

Previous Speed Rack judging panels have included some of the best in the industry such as Dale DeGroff, Julie Reiner, Audrey Sunders, David Wondrich, Jacob Briars, Charles Joly and Simon Ford to name a few. Similarly, the judging panel at Speed Rack Asia will be drawn from top local and global industry experts.

The event will be open to the public from 11am to 5pm, with the competition held from 2pm to 5pm. Drinks and food are available on site and all proceeds going to charity. Speed Rack founders Ivy Mix and Lynnette Marrero developed the competition in 2011 to put a spotlight on women bartenders thriving in bars around the country, and in doing so also wanted to give back to an important cause – breast cancer research, education, and prevention.

Sky Huo

Sponsors for Speed Rack in Singapore include St. Germain (who are also the Global Sponsors for Speed Rack), Stolichnaya Vodka, Cointreau, Botanist Gin, Campari, Cuervo Traditional, Bacardi Rum, Wild Turkey, Cheery Heering and East Imperial.

Bartender Venue
Charmaine Ann Th 28HKS
Bannie Kang AntiDote
Monica Koo Club Street Social
Linnea Stenberg Crackerjack
Luc Yong Crackerjack
Reena Rivera Crackerjack
Debbie G Gibson
Christyne Lee Highball
Kino Soh Highball
Tasha Marie Highball
Cherry Choe Kilo
Sophia Kang Manhattan
Symphony Loo Neon Pigeon
Jayden Ong Sugarhall
Sky Huo The Baxter Inn
Ana Souza The Pontiac
Faye Fernando The Curator Coffee and Cocktails
Angel Ng PS150
Kim Ji Won Alice
Stella Marinela Joao Southside Parlour


Check out www.speed-rack.com for more info.