There's something about springtime -- maybe it's all the allergens in the air -- that puts me in the mood for tequila.
It has nothing to do with any memories of a raucous margarita-filled spring break, for as regular Luxist readers well know, this blue-agave spirit is a lot more refined than that. When you drink a premium tequila, you don't need salt or a lime, just a contemplative mindset while you sip.
One great place to do a compare-and-contrast of over 100 tequilas is Salud, the lobby bar at the JW Marriott Star Pass in low-allergen Tucson, pictured above. "Lobby bar" sounds a bit dreary, this bar actually leads onto a wide deck, with fire pits and a view of the Sonoran desert. Get a snifter from $9 to $26, and perhaps kick it off with a tequila toast every night at 5:30, which is complimentary to hotel guests.
(My trip to Tucson was sponsored by Visit Tucson, and my opinions, as always, are 100% my own.)