Sample Whiskey Cocktails and Make Brandied Cherries July 18 at District American Kitchen in Phoenix

Cocktail school is in session -- again. And we're ready for class. This time, District American Kitchen and Wine Bar's mixologist Matt Tobey is featuring whiskey at at event coming up on July 18 at the Sheraton's bar.

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The event will be held from 5 to 7 p.m and will cost $10 per person. Guests will make two different cocktails, sample different whiskeys, and learn to make brandied cherries.

Mixologist Tobey will present his Arizona Hickory Smoked Old Fashion, a cocktail that includes hickory smoked Woodford Reserve bourbon, house-brandied cherries, and locally sourced honey. During the making of the Arizona Hickory Smoked Old Fashion cocktail, Tobey also will show guests how to create their own brandied cherries. The second cocktail either will be whiskey or bourbon and will compare the two cocktails. (The second cocktail will also be easier to make.)

During the event, guests can purchase appetizers and additional drinks.

Complimentary three-hour self-parking with validation is available in the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel parking garage, which is adjacent to District.

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