US Cocktail Competition Speed Rack, led by award-winning bartenders Ivy Mix and Lynnette Marrero, has announced the release of a new cocktail book, A Quick Drink: The Speed Rack Guide to Winning Cocktails for Any Mood, this coming April.
Their first book together, A Quick Drink, spotlights Lynnette and Ivy’s hard-earned wisdom gleaned over years in the beverage industry and draws inspiration from their shared experiences as co-founders of the popular global bartending competition Speed Rack.
Written with Megan Krigbaum, the book will feature over 100 recipes from more than 80 international bartenders and utilise the competition’s high-energy efficiency model to act as a guidebook to creating original and classic cocktails at home.
Offering recipes from more than a decade of Speed Rack participants and including original recipes from both Marrero and Mix, the 272-page hardcover book offers drinks that range from approachable to ambitious, based on both what is on your bar cart, as well as the occasion.
For 12 seasons of competitions to date, Speed Rack has brought together women+ from across the globe to duel head-to-head in timed challenges, making drinks using only ingredients provided onstage for a panel of esteemed judges, all in the name of raising money for breast cancer charities.
Donating 100% of proceeds from Speed Rack to breast cancer organizations, Lynnette and Ivy have raised over 1.5 million dollars. The co-authors will also donate a portion of their royalties from A Quick Drink to this important cause.
Shining a spotlight on the most influential women behind the bar today and their inventive drinks, this hot pink celebration of the incredible Speed Rack community is an unconventional, inspiring resource for home bartenders and professionals alike.
A Quick Drink: The Speed Rack Guide to Winning Cocktails for Any Mood is published by Abrams Books, available for pre-order now, and will be available via all major booksellers on April 30, 2024.