Take a Shot at Lola

Lola, the coastal Mexican cantina, is a perfect place to throw back shots or just kick back on the animated patio with a cold cerveza. And while tonight’s Tequila 101 — part of a three-class, three-month series — won’t be a drunk-fest, it does offer knowledge and enlightenment about tequila, the blue-agave-based liquid asset that makes us stumble and slur.

For that, you can thank Lola mixologist Jimmy Zanon, who’s hosting an educational powwow, beginning at 6 p.m., for uninitiated gringos (and anyone else) who yearn to learn more about Mexico’s prized poison. “We want to share our passion for the wonderful spirit that is tequila, as well as our passion for crafting well-made cocktails, so that customers have the knowledge to make really great craft cocktails with tequila at home,” says Zanon. The informal hour-long gathering, which will focus on the history and production of tequila, is limited to twenty thirsty mouths and includes a flight of one-ounce tasting pours of Corzo tequila, salsa, chips and guacamole and a complimentary gift bag (free stuff!), courtesy of Corzo. The cost is $25 per person, and reservations are required. Lola is at 1575 Boulder Street; call 720-570-8686 to get a sip of the action.
Thu., Sept. 30, 6 p.m., 2010

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Lori Midson
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