Photo by Kevin Marple.

Texas’ Leading Female Bartenders Shake Up Drinks for Charity

The all-female bartending competition is embarking on its fourth national tour.

Speed Rack, an all-female bartending competition, is embarking on its fourth national tour, and making its first-ever stop in Dallas this Wednesday, January 14. 21 bartenders from the region will shake up cocktails (from a list of 50 accepted industry-standard classic recipes) and compete for the title of “Miss Speed Rack Dallas.”

Judges for the event include Chad Solomon (owner of Midnight Rambler), Chris Bostick (owner of Half Step Austin), Alba Huerta (owner and head bartender Julep Houston), and Matt McCallister (executive chef and owner of FT33).

The bartender lineup features:

Kristy Drapiza – The Rach at Las Colinas
Nicole Marie DeGroot – Whiskey Cake Kitchen & Bar
Becca June Conklin – Bourbon O Bar (New Orleans, Louisiana)
Janessa Flowers – Barbaro
Elisabeth Forsythe – Barbaro
Aisling Gammill – Drink.Well
Ashley Nicole Helstrom – The Rach at Las Colinas
Haydee Hernandez – Midnight Rambler
Jennifer Keyser – Contigo
Kiyoko Kinoshita – Midnight Rambler
Jennifer Land – Urban Crust
Jenna De Long – Whisky Cake Plano
Pailinn Petthongg – Bourbon O Bar (New Orleans, Louisiana)
Alexandrea Rivera – The Ranch at Las Colinas
Zulcoralis Rodriguez – The Esquire Tavern
Alexis Rolon – The Rustic
Jessica Sanders – Drink.Well
Claudia Schumacher – Tonique (New Orleans, Louisiana)
Simone Elizabeth Springer – Midnight Rambler
Caroline Woodruff – Minero (Charleston, South Carolina)

The event starts at 6 p.m. and takes place at the Life in Deep Ellum Cultural Center. Tickets cost $20 in advance, and $25 at the door. Proceeds go to various breast cancer charities.

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