Update: Arte Agave is happening Friday, June 10, 2016. Tickets (with my discount code ‘Jen’) are available here.
You know I have come to enjoy tequila. But not how.
Let’s just say it didn’t come naturally.
Until approximately five years ago, I avoided tequila completely. Why? My last experience with the spirit had come at the hand of evil, older sorority sisters. There was an initiation rite involving blindfolds, my hands tied behind my back, me on my knees and the kind of tequila college students can afford.
It was bad.
For years, I avoided tequila. One night, though, I was faced with a difficult choice.
It happened at the home of a professional contact during a festive, yet intimate, affair. I was offered a margarita or Corona (gag). It would have been weird to have chosen neither for I was not a teetotaler. I chose the margarita.
I stuck my toe in the water…and it was…not-so-bad. Actually, it was pretty good! I didn’t die. No rail tequila this time. That helped a lot.
I started ordering margaritas once in a while. And I made several trips to Mexico where I learned a lot about how tequila is made and also how to enjoy it. And now I do!
“Why is she telling us this story?” you might be asking yourself.
There’s a reason and it is this: Arte Agave.