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Speed Rack Asia
March 12, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
We first announced that international female bartending competition Speed Rack will come to Asia for the first time with the inaugural Singapore edition in March this year.
Speed Rack founders Mix and Marrero will be coming to Singapore to launch the regional edition onSunday 12 March 2017 at The Great Escape from 11am to 5pm. Over 30 applications received from the region, and they will first be competing in a qualifying round that will test not only their speed, but their aptitude in making four cocktails from the sponsors’ selection of spirits, liqueurs and syrups, such as Stolichnaya, Cointreau, Botanist Gin, Campari and East Imperial. The top eight with the fastest times, will then advance to the on-stage live competition.
The final and most exciting part of Speed Rack, is the ‘Round Robin’. The eight bartenders now have to go head-to-head in instant elimination rounds, making rounds of cocktails. The recipes of these cocktails are selected at random, culled from a list of 50 industry-standard. Judges will then evaluate cocktails based on accuracy, taste and presentation. Winning contestants then move on to the next round until there are just two left, for the final showdown. The final contender will win the title of ‘Miss Speed Rack Asia 2017’.
In past editions, Speed Rack has attracted the best talent from the industry to participate as judges, including industry legends like Dale DeGroff, Julie Reiner, Audrey Saunders, David Wondrick, Jacob Briars, Charles Joly and Simon Ford, to name a few. Similarly, Speed Rack Asia judging panel will be a mix of top local and global industry experts.
The event is open to both trade and the public. Cocktails at $10 and food will be available on-site. All proceeds will go to the Breast Cancer Foundation.