Speed Rack Texas
Speed Rack is an all-female speed-bartending competition that raises money for breast cancer charities. The event will bring together 19 of the best, brightest, and fastest female bartenders in the region. To date, Speed Rack has raised more than $500,000 for breast cancer charities in the U.S. and abroad.
Contestants 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 Texas will feature celebrated writers and cocktail-world luminaries such as: Chris Bostick (owner, Half Step Austin), Alba Huerta (owner and head bartender, Julep Houston), Jason Kosmos (founder, The 86 Co. and Employees Only), and one additional judge soon to be announced. Auchentoshan Scotch’s national brand ambassador, Robin Nance, will emcee the proceedings, and Houston’s Electro Swing DJ, The Grahamaphone, will DJ the night away.