Speed Rack LA competitor Mia Sarazen; photo from Facebook.
Ready, set, go! ~SPEED RACK SAN FRANCISCO~ is looking for the fastest female bartender in the city on Sunday January 8th—be there to see who takes home the title of Miss Speed Rack San Francisco. A national cocktail competition with stops in 10 cities, Speed Rack promotes women in the spirits industry while raising funds for breast cancer research and prevention. Boozin’ it up for boobs? Anytime.
Competitors will each make a round of cocktails from a list of 50 accepted industry standard recipes, and judges will rate each drink based on prep time and accuracy. The lovely ladies repping our fair city are Victoria Damato-Moran, Belden Taverna; Rhachel Shaw, Rye; Brooke Arthur, Wo Hing General Store; Tina Ross, Rickhouse; Jennifer Colliau, Slanted Door/Small Hands Foods; Gabrielle Barnes, Cantina; Jennifer Embleton, Rye; Yael Amyra, The New Easy; Jessica Maria, Hotsy Totsy Club (Albany); Claire Sprouse, Rickhouse; Jill Webster, Laszlo; Lauren Steele, Rickhouse/Bourbon & Branch; Melissa Boyd, Beretta; Lucia Creed Gonzales, Prizefighter (Emeryville); Keli Rivers, Hotsy Totsy; Kim Rosselle, Flora/Doña Tomas; Gail Izaguirre, Laszlo; and Danielle Marchant, 222 Hyde. Good luck to all!
The lucky judges include Julie Reiner (Flatiron Lounge, Clover Club, Monkey Bar), Charlotte Voisey (William Grant & Sons), Camper English (Alcademics.com), and Josh Thomsen (executive chef, Meritage at The Claremont). They’ll choose the local winner, who’ll receive $500 and compete in the May 2012 finals in New York.
Get your ticket to witness this fun and unique competition, and you get complimentary punches, cocktails, Trumer Pils beer, and food from Beretta too, plus a chance to win raffle prizes. Tickets are $25-$35 online, or $25 at the door (cash only). 21+ only, don’t forget your ID. 3pm-7pm. Brick & Mortar Music Hall, 1710 Mission St. at Duboce.