What is it about a Margarita that’s so mind expanding? It’s not just the alcohol. I mean, drinking wine or beer – or even a Cosmo – isn’t the same experience. They say the blue agave plant that tequila is made from is a natural stimulant. I have no idea whether or not that’s true. But, based on personal experience (and quite a bit of experience, at that), I’d say the statement has merit.
Whenever Beverly and I need some creative inspiration, we head to a Mexican restaurant and order a couple of Margaritas on the rocks with salt. The results are astounding. It never fails…We always come up with ideas that have eluded us up until then.
Last week the restaurant of choice was Garcia’s in Franklin. We were just a few days away from a presentation to 150 women in Dallas and needed some fresh material to spice up the program. It had been months since we were booked for the event, and time was getting short. Wouldn’t you know it? Just a few sips into our first Margs, our imaginations were unleashed.
“Survivor” quiz, chocolate lips, fashion show, purple aprons, wine rhymes. Ideas were flying back and forth across the table. We were like two game show contestants playing the Lightning Round. Boy, did we work up a mighty thirst! A couple more Margaritas, please.
It’s a good thing we’re veterans of this particular activity. In the past we’ve produced – and lost – so many brilliant concepts by not recording them in the moment. Fortunately, we captured our new ideas on paper before they could evaporate into thin air. Beverly and I travel everywhere with notebooks and pens. I have to say one thing about Margaritas, though. While they’re excellent for fueling our creative process, they have an abysmal effect on our handwriting.
By Saucy Sis1