“Royal Knights” Pop-Up

Event Date: 
Monday, July 10, 2017 - 9:00pm to Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 1:00am
Drink Specials
Included Items: 
$8 drink specials
Royal in LeDroit Park Celebrates National Piña Colada Day on
Monday, July 10 with $8 Pina Colada Riffs from Guest Bartender
Doug Atwell at Monthly “Royal Knights” Pop-Up

RAMMY finalist for “Cocktail Program of the Year” continues its monthly series of spirits & cocktail exploration on 7/10, featuring $8 pina coladas at guest-bartended industry night
Nothing says summer like a frosty, rum-spiked piña colada and Royal in LeDroit Park is celebrating National Pina Colada Day on Monday, July 10 with a one-night cocktail pop-up dedicated to the tropical tipple. The latest installment of its monthly “Royal Knights” spirits and cocktail exploration series will feature 8 creative piña colada riffs from guest bartender Doug Atwell of DC’s own Cotton & Reed and Baltimore’s Blue Pit BBQ Whiskey Bar, in collaboration with Royal’s bar manager Andrew Larsen. As always, cocktails are $8 throughout the event, which runs from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Guest bartender Doug Atwell made a name for himself in the cocktail world at Rye in Baltimore, and can currently be found behind the bar at DC’s own Cotton & Reed distillery bar and Baltimore’s Blue Pit BBQ & Whiskey Bar. He has collaborated with Larsen on a special one-night cocktail menu featuring 8 creative piña colada cocktails ($8).

And these aren’t just traditional iterations. Atwell and Larsen innovate on the classic rum/pineapple/coconut concoction by incorporating unique ingredients such as coconut-infused sherry, smoked and fire-roasted pineapple, mole bitters, peach-infused rum, coconut water ice, and DC-made allspice dram.

Atwell has created the following four cocktails:

Dos Maderas Anejo Rum, honey-ginger syrup, tumeric, coconut milk

Cotton & Reed Dry Spiced Rum, Don Ziolo Oloroso sherry, lime, smoked pineapple, coconut water ice

Cotton & Reed White rum, Dos Maderas Anejo, St.-Germain, Coconut, Pineapple, Limón de Jerez

Dos Maderas PX rum, orange, pineapple, coconut cream, Cotton & Reed Allspice Dram
Royal’s Drew Larsen will serve the following four cocktails:

Peach-infused Dos Maderas rum, fire-roasted pineapple, coconut, falernum, orgeat

IT TAKES 2 TO MANGO (frozen)
Cana Brava Reserva Aneja, mango, coconut cream, lime

Pineapple-infused Mezcal, Hamilton Dark Rum, coconut-infused Don Ziolo sherry, Corazon Bitters

Angostura Bitters, Hamilton 151 rum, coconut cream, pineapple, lime
This is part of Royal’s monthly “Royal Knights” event series, where on the second Monday of each month, they focus on a new batch of craft spirits, lesser-known liqueurs, and the creative people who make them, hosting guest-bartenders from around the country and introducing guests to creative new brands in the booze industry.

Next month’s “Royal Knights” will take place on Monday, August 14th focusing on agua fresca cocktails.

Royal’s monthly “Royal Knights” industry nights are free and open to the public, running from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. on the second Monday of every month. Details for subsequent “Royal Knights” nights will be announced closer to each event. For more information, please visit http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001hI19y1IPF8uzdHcdFggToU-Oo5MFwF1I-NxEm7gIfWEci3BGCXxgMQyhnO_38CPDujzmVYFQ6YpmaQs6vjNkaS1UctOCzl9fFCFChaEAVVgJ5LHv8lKNZZtOVg_PraB5JkuZ3jtHPOH-jbdNkRIfYw==&c=jj3yZy9CjtNytikEtcotCjDL68u50uwzqAYFSGmBZGje3YdYGrvZAg==&ch=RrTX33g3rWVHyGfcSSxjRCwq5-h2lgx_M9Ode_O4MlbFjs4GaUOVCQ== or call 202-332-7777.  
WHO:              The Royal
                                    Bar Manager Andrew Larsen                             
                        Guest Bartender Doug Atwell of Cotton & Reed and Blue Pit BBQ & Whiskey Bar 
WHEN:            Monday, July 10, 2017
                        9 p.m. – 1 a.m.

WHERE:           The Royal       
                        501 Florida Avenue, NW
                        Washington, DC 20001
The Royal is a classic corner neighborhood spot located in Washington, DC’s historic LeDroit Park neighborhood at 501 Florida Avenue, NW. A coffee shop and lunch spot by day, and an intimate bar and casual eatery by night, The Royal is a unique all-day destination for morning coffee and breakfast, leisurely lunch, after-work cocktails and simple yet creative, grill-centric fare. Opened in June 2015, The Royal bridges the hip Bloomingdale and Shaw neighborhoods and is one of LeDroit Park’s newest neighborhood joints.

The second project from restaurateur Paul Carlson, along with his family, the quaint split-level, 45-seat gathering place offers a welcoming open bar area, second-floor loft-style dining area and outdoor patio seating. The Royal is open seven days a week, Sunday-Monday 8am-12am, Tuesday-Thursday 8am-1am, and Friday-Saturday 8am-2am. For more information, please call 202-332-7777.