San Diego-based distillery Cutwater Spirits is hosting a reunion of 2010’s iconic LES bar, PKNY, during a two-night tropical pop-up experience, Finding Legends With Cutwater: PKNY Reunion at Greenery Unlimited. Famous for its outstanding cocktails, beloved tiki bar (2010-2013) was forced to close due to Manhattan’s rising rents.
Taking place from October 7th to October 8th, the event will feature the original PKNY bar team, including NYC bartending legend Richard Boccato, together for the first time since the establishment’s closing in 2013. They will be treating guests to some of their favorite cocktails made with Cutwater’s award-winning rums. The pop-up will feature stations of innovative rum-based canned cocktails including their Piña Colada, Mai Tai, and Mojito.
Boccato, along with original PKNY bartenders Natalie Jacob and Abraham Hawkins, will be mixing up a few of their favorites from the genre including the Missionary’s Downfall, Zombie, Q.B. Cooler, as well as putting their own spin on Cutwater’s canned Piña Colada which will be served blended from a frozen pineapple.
Guests and visitors of the tropical cocktail pop-up in Brooklyn will have a chance to admire colorful lighting, freshly tagged work from PKNY’s original graffiti artist Ivory TM7, and enjoy a music set from house DJ, custom bento boxes, and other surprises.
Only a limited number of tickets is available. Ticket-holders will enjoy PKNY and Cutwater canned cocktails, tropically inspired food, and an unforgettable experience. For each of the two nights, the pop-up will offer three 90-minute spots at 6pm, 7:30pm, and 9pm with a 30-person maximum per service. 100% of sales will benefit Another Round, Another Rally, a nonprofit supporting the hospitality industry.