There’s nothing like 2 weeks of political conventions to trigger an insatiable thirst for tequila. Drinking games abound: take a shot every time Obama says the word "change" or every time McCain forces an awkward smile. Ten minutes into either speech, you’d be belligerently arguing for a "path to citizenship" for any illegal agave plants here in the ol’ USofA.
Fortunately, the folks at Tequila Don Julio recognize that the have’s in this country don’t want to be shooting their tequila out of a novelty lime green shot glass with a cactus on it. Rather, we sip our tequila from crystal tequila snifters designed by a renowned architect. That’s how we roll in ‘merica.
Ironically, the architect chosen to design the limited edition hand-cut crystal tequila snifters was…wait for it…Jeffrey Beers (rim shot). Beers is a world-renowned architect and passionate glass blower (aren’t we all, though?). His projects include The Cove at Atlantis in the Bahamas, Atlantis in Dubai, Jet in the Vegas Mirage, Porterhouse in New York, and many other high-profile projects. He is also the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including the Interior Design Best of Year Design Award 2007, Contract magazine?s Interior Design Award 2008, and three Gold Key Awards for Excellence. He was also inducted into Hospitality Design?s Platinum Circle in 2000. If you love architecture, his website is worth a few minutes of your time.
The glasses sell for $350 for a set of two, and a portion of each sale goes to charity. And luckily, there’s less than 60 days of mud-slinging left before Election Day. We’ll drink to that!