A Quick Drink

The Speed Rack Guide to Winning Cocktails for Any Mood



ISBN: 9781419764745 Category:

Ivy Mix, Lynnette Marrero, Megan Krigbaum


A Quick Drink presents 100 cocktail recipesfrom two of the most respected mixologists in the industry, Ivy Mix and Lynnette Marrero, in a guide for how to make better drinks at home, tailored to any mood or occasion.

Inspired by their experiences as cofounders of the popular, influential bartending competition for women called Speed Rack—which hosts competitions to make drinks as quickly as possible using only ingredients provided onstage—A Quick Drink expands on this model of efficiency as a guidebook to creating both original and classic cocktails, made from just a few common ingredients, and without time-consuming techniques. This book also offers Ivy and Lynnette’s hard-earned wisdom gleaned from years in the industry, along with shining a spotlight on some of the other inspirational women in their field who have contributed a few of their own favorite recipes.

Each chapter contains cocktail recipes that adhere to a general style or sensibility, such as “Celebratory and Sparkling” or “On Vacation,” detailed explanations of why those recipes work so well, unique variations on well-known drinks, and a tutorial on how to develop your own signature cocktail. Mix and Marrero also add a few bonus tips on how you can make batched drinks for a group, and the ten essential things you need in your home bar.

A Quick Drink is a must-have for all women in the cocktail world and a perfect resource for professional bartenders and amateurs alike.

Includes Color Photographs

Additional information

Weight 886 g
Dimensions 23.7 x 18.6 cm
Publisher name ABRAMS
Publication date 4 May 2024
Number of pages 272
Format Hardback
Dimensions 23.7 x 18.6 cm
Weight 886 g


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Lynnette Marrero had her bartending start at NYC’s Flatiron Lounge. Since then, she has earned a James Beard nomination, created the MasterClass mixology program, become creative director for the non-alcoholic drinks company Aplós, and launched Delola, a line of ready-to-drink spritzes in partnership with Jennifer Lopez.
Ivy Mix is the owner of the James Beard–nominated bar Leyenda in Brooklyn and among many honors was named American Bartender of the Year at Tales of the Cocktail and Wine Enthusiast’s Mixologist of the Year.
Megan Krigbaum has been writing about wine, cocktails, and travel for 20 years. Her work can be found in numerous publications; she’s currently a contributing editor for Punch and was formerly a wine editor at Food & Wine.
Speed Rack, co-founded by Lynnette and Ivy in 2011, is an influential international highspeed bartending competition for women that raises money for breast cancer charities, while providing an important platform for thousands of outstanding bartenders. For this work, Lynette and Ivy have been recognized with the Tales of the Cocktail Philanthropy and Best Mentor Awards and the Icon Award from The Pink Agenda.