Cue the Eagles: how could I have got this right?

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Cue the Eagles: how could I have got this right?

Yes, it was another Tequila Sunrise but I don't think that was the problem.

I call this, Still-life with tequila.

So, here's the problem with this shot:
I used ƒ2.8 (widest aperture on that lens) because I wanted the background as out-of-focus as possible but at the same time I wanted the glass and shades in focus. As you can see, the front of the glass is not in focus, because the dof is too shallow. I could have fixed that by closing down the aperture a bit but then I would have lost the bokeh in the background.

Any suggestions for how I could have solved that? Longer focal length from a greater distance, perhaps?

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