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  Here are some irresistible drinks from our gals at SpeedRack that are definitely meant for summer nights and good times:      Spring Flinger Created by Ivy Mix, Co-Founder, Speed Rack   Muddle 2 2" sections of celery in .75 oz simple syrup add: .75 oz lemon juice .5 oz fino sherry 1.5 oz plymouth gin dash pernod absinthe   Preparation: Shake, fine strain into a Collins glass, top with soda. Garnish with a cucumber slice. Garnish: Cucumber slice. Read More
Serious stirring and shaking is about to happen, thanks to the Texas return of Speed Rack, the all-female speed-bartending competition that raises money for breast cancer charities. The fourth national tour will make its first-ever stop in Dallas on Wednesday, January 14, bringing together the best, brightest and fastest female bartenders in the region and BUST will be part of the action. The Dallas cocktail movement is booming and women are leading that movement. Read More
Heads up, BUSTies! Speed Rack is an amazing bartending competition and breast cancer fundraiser coming to NYC, and this is your cheat sheet for everything you should know about the event. Enjoy! Five Things You Need To Know About Speed Rack From Lynnette Marrero and Ivy Mix, Co-Founders of Speed Rack   What is Speed Rack? The service industry can sometime be thought of as a man’s world. Read More
If you live in the L.A. area and you’re a fan of cocktails, rad ladies, and giving money to a good cause, you need to head over to Harvard & Stone tomorrow, Monday, Oct. 6th, at 9pm. That night, the ladies of Speed Rack—the national cocktail-making competition for female bartenders, which BUST profiled in our Aug/Sept issue—will be in town for a ridiculously fun charity event. 30 lady mixologists from across the country will converge to make Sailor Jerry rum-based drinks, and 50% of the night’s proceeds will go to the BustedFoundation, an L.A. breast cancer charity. Read More
This might strike as a funny double standard to quibble with (as it involves the ever- dubious devil's brew), but I'm interested today in the gender divisions across bar culture. As a frequenter of the, ahem, “libation establishment” – and a former bartender of two years – I like to think I know a thing or two about drinking culture. And here's the sorriest fact of things, friends: it's a  truth universally acknowledged and assumed that a man walks into a bar and orders a) a stout or b) a whiskey on the rocks. Read More
  Fall is the best time of year because you can experiment with all the pumpkin flavored drinks in the world without feeling judged. (But even if you are judged, WHO CARES!) Here are 10 fabulously yummy recipes to get you started:   1. Spiced Pumpkin Eggnog: ALL DAY, ERRYDAY (sorry).   2. Pumpkin Pie Martini: #blessed   3. Smashing Pumpkin because, lol PUNS.   4. Bourbon Pumpkin Pie Milkshake: I will only be drinking this from now on.   5. Pumpkin Spice-Infused Vodka: Friday nights just GOT CRAZZZYY.   6. Read More
Get out your grill, girlfriend! The only way to deal with a beautiful summer day is to bask in its glory and have a good, old-fashioned meal off the grill. Here at BUST, we head straight to the Queen o' grilling for all the latest recipes and inspiration for our barbecue dreamz. Actually, this Queen is so modest she simply calls herself Grill Grrrl (or Robyn Medlin Lindars to her friends). Grill Grrrl has an amazing blog where she shares “healthy, simple and creative recipes” for your grill. Read More
Summer is officially just around the corner! Memorial Day is this coming weekend and I want to make some fancy lady cocktails. We can do so much better than a case of cheap PBR. I’m not knocking cheap-ass beer here, but variety is the spice of life! Let’s make some Lavender Lemonade. I am no gourmet, but I do love a good infused vodka. You can DIY if you are going to have people over that you want to impress.  Here is an easy recipe for Lavender infused vodka. Substitute gin if you are feeling extra saucy. Read More
It may be bone-chilling on the streets of New York, but in the cozy confines of Babeland SoHo, it’s hot and gettin’ hotter. Head to the sex toy boutique’s Lower Manhattan outpost (43 Mercer St.) on Thursday, February 7th at 7 P.M. for a sensual and sassy Valentine’s Day party with the ladies of Babeland and BUST. While you peruse Babeland’s vast selection of good-time gear, make your own pasties (seriously!) and sip upon complimentary cocktails from Tito’s Handmade Vodka. Read More
You've bought the kids their folders, notebooks, and pencils. You've packed their lunches. You've made sure they get on the bus, and you're probably going to do at least one of their science projects for them this year. But tonight, Babeland wants you to leave the kids with a sitter and treat yourself to some back-to-school lovin'. Tonight at Babeland Seattle and Babeland Brooklyn,  BUST is teaming up with our favorite sex boutique to present an evening of cocktails and giveaways designed to pamper and please the busy mom. Read More