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Seattle, Wash. (September 13, 2012) – Sorrento Hotel, Seattle’s most iconic boutique hotel located in the First Hill neighborhood, announces 2013 dates for its popular cocktail education and preparation class, Drinking Lessons. This monthly event features leading cocktail historians, quality distillers, occasional guest bartenders, as well as the Hunt Club Bar’s own star mixologists, who deliver an animated and often collaborative 90-minute lesson on the history and preparation of distinct spirits and libations.
Drinking Lessons take place on the second Wednesday of the month. The 2013 lineup is as follows:
January 9 – Hot Toddy
February 13 – Champagne
March 13 – Rare Wines
April 10 – Spring Infusions
May 8 – Gin
June 12 – Scotch
July 10 – Rum
August 14 – Tequila
September 11 – Absinthe
October 9 – Bourbon
November 13 – Classic Cocktails
December 11 – Holiday Cocktails
Drinking Lessons take place in the Hunt Club Bar at 6:30 p.m. The cost is $35 per person and includes the class, drinks and Hunt Club bites. Seating is limited to 12 participants per session. Advanced reservations are required and can be made online via the Sorrento Nights social calendar: http://www.hotelsorrento.com/social-calendar/. For additional information call 206.343.6156.
About Sorrento Hotel
The Sorrento Hotel has been a landmark hotel in Seattle since it was established in 1909. The magnificent Italian mission-style architecture creates a classic setting for the its quiet hospitality. Preferred among business travelers, well-traveled vacationers and even Seattle neighbors, The Sorrento offers a high level of personal service only a boutique property can provide. The Sorrento Hotel also strives to be a center for arts and culture, partnering with and supporting such wonderful institutions as the Seattle International Film Festival, Seattle Theater Group, Town Hall and various others through Night School, a collaboration between the hotel, Michael Hebb, and an array of intellectuals, artists, writers, filmmakers, mixologists, chefs and the leading cultural institutions in the Northwest. The Malone Family has owned the Sorrento since 1983 and since has restored the hotel’s appearance, as well as its reputation for hospitality. The Sorrento has earned numerous awards including being named one of Condé Nast Traveler‘s Top 25 hotels, the Seattle Times Most Romantic Hotel and Seattle Metropolitan’s 30 Must Do Dining Experiences, as well as being named CitySearch’s most Pet Friendly hotel.
Regional Director of Public Relations