Learn How to Make Locatails (Local Cocktails) this Summer at the Pantry at Delancey

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Gather 'round, Seattleites! I’m teaching a cocktail class July 20 & 21 -- same class twice -- at the effervescent and ebullient Pantry at Delancey, where the drinks are delicious, the snacks are snacktastic, and the staff is stellar.

I’m coining a new term for the class, too: "Locatails," meaning drinks made with local spirits and liqueurs and mixers. It is a wonderful thing (if a bit of a silly term) and reminds us to celebrate the local distillery explosion, not to mention all the top local spirits and new local spirits I've covered recently for Seattle mag.

In this cocktail class, we’ll make four cocktails that utilize a host of Seattle area spirits and liqueurs, including ones created with love by Sound Spirits, Side Track Distillery, Woodinville Whiskey Company, Bainbridge Organic Distillery, and Pacific Distillery, and also include other local products such as Deluxe Foods Cocktail Syrup. The four drinks include two classics, the Oriental and the Alexander, and two newer models, the Rebecca and the Earl of 15th Avenue. We’ll also talk about the distilleries involved and what makes each stand out from the crowd, some spirited histories that translate into smashing cocktail talk, and a variety of home-bartending skills. Sign up today!

7/20-7/21. 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. $70. Pantry at Delancey. 1417 NW 70th St., 206.321.5620; thepantryatdelancey.com