Created by and for female bartenders, Speed Rack is a cocktail competition held to raise money for breast cancer research. 100% of the proceeds from the event will go directly to fund breast cancer education, prevention, and research. MONIN is proud to be a platinum sponsor for a competition aimed at giving female bartenders the recognition they deserve in a male-dominated industry. We have always been strong advocates for female baristas and bartenders and saw this as a great platform to show our support. Founded by Ivy Mix and Lynnette Marrero, Speed Rack USA is currently in its 8th season and this will be its second year in Asia.
Held in Hong Kong on the 27th of October 2019, in line with Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Speed Rack features top female bartenders in key cocktail markets, putting them head to head in round-robin style timed and judged challenges.
Participating bartenders are required to make a round of cocktails selected at random from a list of 50 industry-standard recipes. The judges then evaluate each drink based on accuracy, taste, and presentation. This year, Summer Lo from the Blue Bar at The Four Seasons, Hong Kong was crowned Miss Speed Rack.
Credits to Victoria Chan for providing the photos.