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Speed Cocktailing Practice: Melissa Durant of Acorn

Melissa Durant, bartender at Acorn, is practicing her speed-cocktailing skills in hopes of getting in the Speed Rack competition. "Speed Rack is a national cocktail competition featuring top female bartenders in key cocktail markets, putting them head to head in round robin-style timed and judged challenges. It is the first competition to highlight the up and coming generation of strong women in the spirits industry," the official website says.

Here, from left to right, Durant is mock-making a vodka martini, a Fitzgerald, a daiquiri, and a margarita.

Durant posted this video on her Facebook page yesterday. She applied to compete in San Diego, a challenge that will take place on March 3. She will find out if she gets to go to California to shake it fast in the next few days.

· Speed Rack [Official Website]
· Denver's Bartenders Uncovered: Melissa Durant of Acorn [EDen]
· The Cocktail Heatmap: A Guide to Where to Drink Now [EDen]


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