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Lynnette Marrero

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Episode 50: Speed Rack, with Lynnette Marrero & Ivy Mix

Radio Imbibe

In 2011, New York City bartenders Lynnette Marrero and Ivy Mix joined forces to launch Speed Rack(@speed_rack), a women’s bartending competition that would raise funds for charities supporting breast cancer research. For this episode, we talk with the duo about what they’ve learned over the course of more than a decade of producing Speed Rack, the charity beneficiaries they’re proud to support, and the upcoming Season 10 national finals (and Speed Rack Redemption competition) taking place July 24 in New Orleans.Radio Imbibe is the audio home of Imbibe magazine. In each episode, we dive into liquid culture, exploring the people, places, and flavors of the drinkscape through conversations about cocktails, coffee, beer, spirits, and wine. Keep up with us at imbibemagazine.com, and on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, and if you're not already a subscriber, we'd love to have you join us—click here to subscribe. 


7 Jun 2022

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Ep. 14 Lynnette Marrero | head of education for Bar Convent Brooklyn

The Decoding Cocktails Podcast

Lynnette (Twitter, Instagram) got her start at the Flatiron Lounge. She has worked in many capacities across the industry and most recently ran the bar program at the Llama Inn and Llama San. Alongside bartender Ivy Mix, she co-founded Speed Rack, an all-female high-speed bartending competition designed to highlight up-and-coming women and raises money for breast cancer. She is the head of education for Bar Convent Brooklyn and is one of two bartenders featured on Masterclass, the other being Ryan Chetiyawardana (aka Mr. Lyan). In 2021, Lynnette was voted "the bartender's bartender" at The World's 50 Best Bars award show. Industry resources: Restaurant Workers' Community Foundation, Another Round Another Rally, Southern Smoke, USBG Pisco varietals: Capurro, Macchu Pisco & La diablada, SUYO Pisco cocktails: Pisco Sour, Pisco Punch People mentioned: Kelsey Ramage on art and design, Amanda Elder on digital menus, Dale Degroff, David Wondrich, Audrey Saunders, Julie Reiner, Gaz Regan. Terms you may not know: Grappa (an Italian grape-based wine), Shochu (a Japanese spirit that can be made from a host of items like sweet potato, barley, rice, and more), Bacanora (an agave distillate from the Mexican state of Sonora), Sotol (a distillate from a plant called the desert spoon. While the plant is not part of the agave family, it's flavor can be mistaken for a mezcal). Barrel aging cocktails


3 Jun 2022

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Grasshopper to Master: Building on Basic Cocktails with Lynnette Marrero

Bar Chat

Want to know what it takes the become a master cocktailian? Lynnette Marrero gives her expert advice on mastering basic cocktails and harnessing creativity to develop unique serves. Listen to find out how you can build your skills!You must be over legal purchase age to listen.Any opinions or views expressed in this podcast are the guest's own and do not represent those of Diageo.CONNECT WITH US ON: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DiageoBarAcademy Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/diageobarac/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

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4 May 2022

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Episode 54 with Ivy Mix and Lynnette Marrero

Bar Hacks

Speed Rack co-founders Ivy Mix and Lynnette Marrero come on the podcast to talk about breast cancer awareness and the role the all-female high-speed bartending competition plays in raising money for breast cancer research. Mix and Marrero also share their thoughts on nurturing work cultures that promote women, creating venues that are safe for female guests and staff, how to approach mentorship, their favorite spirits, and more. Connect with Ivy Mix, Lynnette Marrero, and Speed Rack on Instagram, and check out Leyenda, Fiasco! Wine + Spirits, Llama Inn, and Llama San. Be sure to connect with host David Klemt on Instagram, and follow the Bar Hacks IG too. Cheers!


26 Oct 2021

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Self Awakening, Community and Identity with Jeff Savage, Jenna Ba and Lynnette Marrero

Currency Exchange Podcast

In Episode six of Currency Exchange, LP chats with Jeff Savage, Jenna Ba and Lynnette Marrero about Self Awakenings, the importance of community and comfortability with identity within themselves and the food and beverage sector.


13 Aug 2021

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Next Round: Lynnette Marrero on Speed Rack’s Advocacy and Education Efforts

VinePair Podcast

Zach speaks with Speed Rack co-founder Lynnette Marrero about the organization's many educational and informational opportunities during Women's History Month. Please send suggestions or requests for future Conversations to podcast@vinepair.com. Thanks for listening, and be well. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.


9 Mar 2021

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Served Up: Lynnette Marrero

Served Up

Hosts Bridget Albert & Julie Milroy welcome Lynnette Marrero - award-winning bar director & co-founder of Speed Rack.


1 Mar 2021

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24. Lynnette Marrero: Crafting a Life In Mixology

On The Pass

If anyone knows what goes into making a great cocktail, it's Lynette Marrero, award-winning bartender, mixologist, and philanthropist who is often regarded as a pioneer in the cocktail space. To help us kick off Season 2 of On The Pass, Lynette joins us to talk about her formative years spending summers in Puerto Rico, to her transition from the musical theatre stage to behind the bar post 9/11. She shares her process in pairing cocktails with food and her approach to working closely with chefs to develop a best in class cocktail experience. -- like the ones she created at Llama San and Llama Inn in Manhattan and Brooklyn. We also dive into Speed Rack, a non-profit competition for female bartenders she co-founded to champion women in the space while raising almost a million dollars for cancer research.  For more info on Lynnette and her non-profit Speed Rack: https://www.lynnettemarrero.com https://www.speed-rack.com


26 Jan 2021

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Turning Chickens and Breaking Dishes

My guest today left her performance career off Broadway to give it a go in the cocktail world. Beverage Director at  Llama Inn, Teacher at Masterclass, Owner of Drinksat6, President of Lupec NYC, and she is the co-creator of Speed Rack, an all-female bartending competition. of speed and accuracy. In 2019 she was honored by The James Beard Awards as one of the America's leading female mixologists. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/davide-martins/support


9 Oct 2020

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Episode #71 - Speed Rack with Lynnette Marrero and Ivy Mix

Post Shift, The Hospitality Podcast

Have you ever wondered the driving force behind Speed Rack to take it from a humble idea to a worldwide phenom? We have a chat with the dynamic duo behind the competition, the early days, the global success and the future.  Join us every Tuesday & Friday as award winning industry stalwart, Shawn Soole interviews some of the hospitality industries top talents from around the world including bartenders, venue owners, distillers and industry supporters. Get points of view, advice and the backstories every week. Brought to you by www.soolehospitality.com FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM – Shawn Soole https://www.instagram.com/shawnsoole/ Soole Hospitality Concepts https://www.instagram.com/soolehospitalityconcepts/ FOLLOW US ON TWITTER - https://twitter.com/ShawnSoole--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/post-shift/message


29 May 2020