Drinks of the Week: Speed Rack Cocktails

El Presidente_CREDIT StuSome of the fastest female bartenders in the country are set to take the stage again on Sunday, February 8, when Speed Rack makes its way to Seattle. The competition, which tasks entrants to accurately mix drinks (while being timed) from a selection of nearly 70 different cocktail recipes, raises money for breast cancer awareness, while also crowning the country’s top lady bartender.

Sunday’s event takes place at Seattle’s Century Ballroom, and tickets are still available (click here to purchase). Want to test your own shaker skills? We’ve pulled three recipes from the Speed Rack playbook for today’s Drinks of the Week. Be sure to head to the Speed Rack website for dates and locations of the rest of the 2015 tour.


Fitzgerald

2 oz. Plymouth gin
3/4 oz. fresh lemon juice
3/4 oz. simple syrup (1:1)
2 dashes Angostura bitters
Tools: shaker, strainer
Glass: cocktail

Combine all ingredients, shake with ice and strain into a chilled glass.


Siesta

1 1/2 oz. Olmeca Altos blanco tequila
1⁄2 oz. Campari
1⁄2 oz. fresh lime juice
1⁄2 oz. simple syrup (1:1)
1⁄2 oz. fresh grapefruit juice
Tools: shaker, strainer
Glass: cocktail

Combine all ingredients, shake with ice and strain into a chilled glass.


El Presidente (pictured)

1 1/2 oz. Bacardi Heritage rum
1 oz. Dolin Blanc
1/2 oz Cointreau
Barspoon grenadine
Tools: mixing glass, barspoon, strainer
Glass:cocktail

Combine all ingredients, stir with ice and strain into a chilled glass.