My Tequila Love Story

I had my first sip of tequila when I traveled to California and dined at the iconic restaurant, Alice’s, located on Malibu Pier. I was smitten by the taste and flavor that day at the beach.

From that day forward, tequila became my “go-to tipple.” From sipping while relaxing, to sharing shooters with friends at a party and creating fabulous cocktails for friends at home, it is the spirit I always reach for.

Did I mention, I LOVE the various bottle shapes and designs from different tequila brands…it is all so much fun!

Twenty-five years ago, when Dennis and I moved into our home in mid-city Los Angeles, it featured a space built to house a cozy breakfast room.  While we were still moving in and sorting our things, this room became known as the junk room.

One day, I woke up and looked at the mess, and announced we would make this room into our very own “Tequila Library.”

Dennis looked at me and asked, “What about my love for single malt scotch?”

“Ummm, okay,” I responded. “Then we will make it a scotch tequila library!”

In record time, Dennis had transformed the space. He added custom wood bookshelves and paneling, plus a marble-top round table with four leather bucket chairs.

My research tells me tequila has many beneficial qualities. It has been linked to weight loss, used as a sleep and digestion aid, and has been suggested to be good for your bones.  It also helps control blood sugar and can numb pain.

It all sounds pretty good to me but as my dad would say, “Enjoy everything in moderation.”

Tequila has wonderful holistic qualities for me. Over thirty years ago when I was presenting at an industry event, my nerves started to get the better of me.

Dennis said,” Let me get you a shot of tequila. That will calm you down.”

Whether it was psychological or not, I took his advice and did go on stage feeling a lot calmer!

So…drinking tequila in small doses might do you a power of good.

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