LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — A local mortgage banker led a celebration of Mexican heritage Tuesday night in an event in a downtown Las Vegas neighborhood.
Reynaldo Herrera Jr. - an art collector and tequila aficionado - transformed his front lawn into an art installation, with guests receiving a visual understanding of the tequila distillation process.
The area was converted into a community celebration filled with a Mariachi band, tequila, and Mexican appetizers, according to an event news release, in the McNeil Estates.
"Tequila is such an elegant spirit," Herrera said. "We want to bring the needed attention to the commerce of tequila and how much it has grown in the past few years. People should realize that two ounces of tequila should be savored and last about the time it takes you to drink a glass of wine. It's not meant to be abused. There is such a misunderstanding with it."
Herrera says he put on the event to help share the proper message about Mexican Independence Day and tequila.
Mexican Independence Day is Sept. 16.