Surprise drinkers! This is NOT a booze review. Well, in a sense it is but not really. What we have before us today is in fact drinking paraphernalia.
So consider the following… You have your tequila, you have your lime, but for some reason (maybe because someone smoked you out on Call of Duty) you’re all out of salt. Well, fear not! For now there is a ready-made remedy to ensure you never want for sodium with your tequila shots again!
Here we have solid Himalayan salt shooters that are, as you can probably guess, made from pure salt. With these the process of taking tequila shots no longer requires licking your hand, as the salt is the glass and the glass is the salt. And honestly, this is just sanitary as though you ought to, you don’t really know where your hand has been throughout the course of the day and when you’re drinking tequila, washing up beforehand is not exactly at the tip-top of your mind.
Now to break it down specifically, the salt itself really is more of a casing for a small plastic shooter inside of it, however upon seeing these after a dear friend came to town and opted for some tequila, it does appear that even after weeks or even months of semi-regular use, the salt casing still holds up. With these one simply needs to pour the shot, lick the glass just a bit as you take your shot back and then pop in your lime. Delicious, right?
The brilliance to these little glasses actually goes a bit beyond the mere convenience however. Though the total amounts ingested are minimal, these, unlike standard table or shooter salts are not the iodized varieties but rather pure Himalayan rock salt. This, like eating organic food can offer you the continued illusion that you’re somehow living a healthy lifestyle. A healthy lifestyle with successive rounds of tequila shots. Disagree? Fight me IRL, friendo.
For the purposes of this review of them, I opted to use run of the mill, cheap tequila from Jose Cuervo. While I would like to say this was simply to maintain a standard interpretation of their function, it really had more to do with poor money management on my end, as most things end up doing. However all the same, the tequila went down and went down easy thanks to the pre-mixing of flavors between it and the salt. With limes at the ready, the bottle didn’t last very long between my friend and I, ultimately ending in a night filled with Foamy the Squirrel videos.
While I can’t recommend that YouTube series enough, I’m actually here to recommend these salt shooters to you for either yourself, or the tequila drinker in your life once they get out of county and get those pesky public nudity charges put fully to bed. We all know that guy. We all have that friend.
So to the makers of these and other such glasses, to the element of sodium, to the elemental power of tequila and of course to you, I say as always…
While the brand may have provided the product mentioned above for free, I was not required to write a positive review, I did not receive any monetary compensation, and the honest opinions I have expressed are my own.
Nicholas Goroff is an actor, writer and craft beer reviewer at EveryJoe.com. Certified as a Cicerone beer server, he is working towards obtaining certification as a beer judge while employed at Bert’s Better Beers in Hooksett, NH. When not reviewing beer, wine and spirits, he is typically writing political essays, screenplays and short fiction. Follow him on Twitter @wizardofcause.
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