Vaso Veladora | Glass Mezcal Cup + Votive Candle Holder (Set of 4)
These vasos veladores, or glass candle holders, have long been a staple of Catholic churches throughout Mexico. As per the original custom, churchgoers make a small donation at the door and then light a candle–contained by the veladora–in prayer for someone.
At some point, these candle holders were adopted by bars and restaurants for channeling spirits of a different sort: mezcal. Lest you were to forget their original purpose, however, a crucifix emblazoned at the bottom of the cup is always there to remind you of its more pious purpose.
So, in addition to refracting a moody, beautiful glow from the right votive or tea light-sized candle, the veladora makes for the perfect sipper for your agave snifter. Compared to standard shot glasses, the veladora’s wide mouth allows for a smooth experience when inhaling the unique aromas of your mezcal, tequila, amaro, sake, etc.
In collaboration with our Mexico-based design partner, Mini Super Studio, and mutual friend, Andrea Hagan (aka Mezcaloguera) Masienda sourced veladoras from Oaxaca for whichever occasion you choose to observe.
Vaso Veladora Specifications
Each set consists of 4 glasses.
Capacity: 2.7oz / 80ml
Dimensions: 2.5″ tall x 2.25″ wide
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