To think of tequila is to think of a word which implies a variety of qualities extending beyond the bottle. From its color to its most renown flavor, it reminds us of a Mexican texture that harmonizes tradition & myth. Tequila owes its essence to a deep root blended through time. But it is perhaps its presence which captures us the most. Tequila sales in the U.S. are increasingly growing & the rising popularity of southwestern & Mexican styles are a primary influence for its acceptance. Tequila's strong appearance intermingled with a classy touch is perhaps one of its greater attributes. Its quality is increasingly growing the number of connoisseurs that favor it. Even though its distinguished taste is compared to cognac, it still retains a strong connotation of tradition and fiesta.
KINDS OF TEQUILA
Tequila. Must be made with at least 51% blue agave juices. This tequila may be exported in bulk to be bottled in other countries following the NOM standard. It may be Blanco, Gold, Reposado, or Añejo
Blanco or Silver
This is the traditional tequila that started it all. Clear and transparent, fresh from the still tequila is called Blanco (white or silver) and must be bottled immediately after the distillation process. It has the true bouquet and flavor of the blue agave. It is usually strong and is traditionally enjoyed in a "caballito" (2 oz small glass).
Reposado or Rested
It is Blanco that has been kept (or rested) in white oak casks or vats called "pipones" for more than two months and up to one year. The oak barrels give Reposado a mellowed taste, pleasing bouquet, and its pale color. Reposado keeps the blue agave taste and is gentler to the palate. These tequilas have experienced exponential demand and high prices.
Añejo or Aged
It is Blanco tequila aged in white oak casks for more than a year. Maximum capacity of the casks should not exceed 600 liters (159 gallons). The amber color and woody flavor are picked up from the oak, and the oxidation that takes place through the porous wood develops the unique bouquet and taste.
Although not a category in itself, it is a special Añejo that certain distillers keep in oak casks for up to 8 years. Reserva enters the big leagues of liquor both in taste and in price.
Margarita - a wonderful beverage with a balance of sweet and sour - sort of like an adult version of lemonade!
HOUSE MARGARITA 5.50