Celebrate National Tequila Day!

Today, July 24th, 2014, is National Tequila Day in America. Friends, compatriots, amigos…let’s drink up!

Are you one of those people who is afraid of tequila? You know who I’m talking about. One of the people for whom tequila has always been a fire starter and tonight, you just don’t feel like burning. I get it. Hell, I’ve been there.

Too often, I drank my tequila by the pitcherful in the form of sugary, machine-poured frozen margs. Adult Slurpees always seemed like the best thing ever in the moment. I felt alive and in my prime and vital like a young lion, and then all of a sudden it was 4:45 AM and I’d decided that I’d just be living in the bathroom for the rest of my life because no one could ever love me as much as the toilet did. Invariably, the next morning, I’d say, “Man. Tequila and I just don’t get along.”

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“Talk to the hand tequila.”

No, in fact, you might say that tequila and I have arrived at a quiet understanding. I have learned to give tequila the respect it deserves, and I daresay, it seems shockingly happy to return the favor.

Guys, it’s not the tequila’s fault (unless you’re drinking really bottom-barrel stuff that’s packed with sugar and caramel coloring). You can’t guzzle it with abandon and expect to drift off gently into the night. If you’re going to give it a shot (see what I did there?), you’ve got to consider its nuances and embrace the ritual a little bit. Make an evening of it, you know?

That’s what makes our Cantinero Tequila Tasting Set such a thing of beauty. This elegant little set offers everything you need to put all of your bad feelings about tequila behind you and embrace the beguiling charms of Mexico’s national liquor.



You’ve got six heavy-bottomed, durable shot glasses for you and five lucky friends. You’ve got a gorgeous, classy wooden serving tray with a spot for each glass. You’ve got a convenient ceramic dish to hold your limes and a frosted salt shaker to finish things off. Really, just add some tequila, some company, and a willingness to finally drink with an open mind. I’m quite confident that you’ll have a grand old time and learn to appreciate tequila in a whole new light!

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