OK, these aren't "shots" at all. If you're thinking, "shots," I highly recommend a plethora of SLO County watering holes instead. This event—hosted at the Gardens of Avila—is a tequila "tasting." If you've never approached tequila with much class, you're in for a treat. Like fine wine (or even fine craft beer), different tequilas shine depending on age, barrel treatment, and even fruit infusions (if you're into that sort of thing). So, ditch the problematic sombrero and put on your trusty tequila tasting cap. Meet other tequila enthusiasts—experienced and newbie alike—at the Old Stone Patio at the Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort and Spa this April 19, where sips will be slurped from 6 to 8 p.m. Of course, Mexican-inspired appetizers will be in store that just so happen to pair perfectly. Hot-tubbing afterward might sound like a fun idea, but you'd be wiser to rehydrate and enjoy some fresh-made guac.
Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort & Spa; 1215 Avila Beach Drive. Call (805) 595-7302 for more information.
Hayley Thomas Cain believes guacamole is a meal. She can be reached at email@example.com.