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2017 RAMMYS Cocktail Program of the Year Finalists Shine in June

June 12, 2017

Finalists for the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) 2017 RAMMY Award for Cocktail Program of the Year have exciting promotions planned for Monday, June 12, through Friday, June 16. Throughout the week, finalists will showcase their outstanding offerings through in-house promotions, reaffirming why they deserve to win one of the region’s premier industry accolades – a RAMMY Award. Guests are encouraged to come out and support their favorite watering hole throughout the week.

The week of June 12, any guest who posts photos at a RAMMYS cocktail program finalist location using the Instagram handle @RAMWdc and hashtag #RAMMYSCocktails will be entered to win a pair of tickets to the 2017 RAMMY Awards Gala on July 30. Contest winner will be contacted via Instagram prior to the RAMMYS.

The winners for all categories will be announced at the 35th Annual RAMMY Awards Gala on Sunday, July 30, 2017, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. For more information regarding the awards and sponsorship opportunities, email or call 202-331-5990.

barmini by José Andrés
501 9th Street NW
Washington, DC 20004

From June 13 through June 16, to experience the technique and artistry of its beverage program, barmini invites guests in to try its Med Martinez ($12) featuring gin, px sherry, maraschino, sherry vinegar and olive oil.

3512-14 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20008

In honor of being named a RAMMYS Cocktail Program of the Year Finalist, Indique will offer a special gin with garam masala tonic drink from June 12 through June 16. Stop by and try this refreshing take throughout the promo week.

Iron Gate
1734 N Street NW
Washington, DC 20036

During the week of June 12, Iron Gate invites guests to try a new cocktail from spirits manager Nick Farrell: Baklava Needs Bees ($13). The cocktail is made with brown-butter washed Barr Hill Gin, a unique gin made by beekeepers, housemade pistachio-honey orgeat, Don Ciccio y Figli Nocino, and Lindera Farms Wild Rose Vinegar then shaken, strained, and garnished with pistachio dust.

Kapnos by Mike Isabella
2201 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 20009

Throughout the week of June 12, Kapnos by Mike Isabella will showcase the creativity of its bar staff and beverage program with a specialty cocktail called Gin or Japanese complete with Ford's Gin or Toki Suntory Japanese whiskey, Aperol, Fentiman's Rose Lemonade, salted strawberry, pressed lemon, rosewater, and orange bitters for $14.

501 Florida Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20001

To celebrate being named a Cocktail Program of the Year finalist, Royal in LeDroit Park has created a special summer cocktail which represents the bar’s innovative, Latin American-inspired food and drink concept: exotic fruits, heat and unique spirits. The RHCP (Red Hot Chilli Passion) is made with Peychaud's Apertivo, Cane Run White rum, coconut lime oleo saccharum, passion fruit and firewater tincture, and is the perfect tropical sip for the warm weather season.

Presented by the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW), The RAMMY Awards Gala honors the exceptional ability and accomplishments of the hard-working individuals and organizations of the region’s restaurants and foodservice community. Named the #1 Food & Restaurant event by BIZBASH Magazine since 2009, The RAMMYS celebrate one of Metropolitan Washington’s greatest assets: Its restaurants.

Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW)
The Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) is the regional trade association representing restaurants and the foodservice industry in the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area. Established in 1920, RAMW is an advocate, resource and community for its members. The Association works to promote and sustain the growth and development of the industry while providing its members legislative and regulatory representation, marketing and small business support, programming and events. RAMW strives to serve its members with professionalism and integrity, and provide them the training, education and support they need to grow a successful business.