This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Root7.* All opinions are my own.
I've long been intrigued by these shot glasses. In fact, I gave some - plus a bottle of tequila - to friends for Christmas. But I didn't get myself a set. So, when I was approached by a representative of Root7 to share some thoughts on these carved salt shot glasses, I agreed. Quickly.
Root7's tagline is 'Drink Differently.' In addition to these Himalayan Salt Shots, they have a Whiskey Wedge, the Vinturi Wine Aerators, the Corksicle, and more! They aim to improve your drinking experience with items that have serious functionality. For instance, the Corksicle chills your wine from the inside; the Whiskey Wedge, supposedly, melts more slowly due to its shape. Those both had me scratching my head, asking, "How does that work exactly?!?"
But the Himalaya Salt Shots seemed like a no-brainer. Tequila + Salt. Yes! So, when we had friends over for conchinita pibil, black beans, rice, and homemade tortillas, I added tequila to the line-up and had all the grown-ups give me their thoughts on the glasses.
We feasted. We poured. We tasted, tested, and debated.
These glasses are gorgeous. Okay, I thought they were gorgeous. They are pretty, pink, and hefty. Someone else made a quip about us drinking out of a salt-lick. "Are we cows?" he asked.
"Do they actually hold a full shot?" asked another. I have no idea. And I didn't take the time to measure it. It did seem a bit smaller than a regular pour though.
Here's the rub: I don't drink cheap tequila. That means that I also don't shoot my tequila. I drink it. Slowly. And I savor the drink. So, these glasses are not ideal for that. The longer the tequila sat in the glass, as we chatted and sipped, the saltier it became. If we were just doing tequila shots, the salt would not have affected the drink.
I think these are high on the cool factor and a nice bar novelty. But, for how we drink tequila, these were not ideal. Still, they are rinsed, dried, stored in their special box. I'll pull them out as a conversation starter, but they won't be my standard tequila vessel.
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*Disclosure: I received complimentary product for the purpose of review. This is a sponsored post that contains affiliate links. Although this post is sponsored, all opinions are my own.*