Tequila flights take off at Orale Mexican Kitchen
Orale is for fun, but we take our tequila very seriously, and the best way for you to experience it is through a flight.
Why you should replace tequila shots, shots, shots with flights, flights, flights
Tequila has a party girl reputation, but in this context, you’ll see how elegant and refined it can be. Though we’re proud to have Jersey City’s favorite frozen margarita (are you a blood orange or a blueberry-mango devotee?), we want to take a moment to dive into our extensive and carefully curated tequila menu.
What to Expect on Your Flight
You’ll notice that the menu lists Silver, Resposado, and Anejo options for almost all of the tequila selections. This is a matter of time. Silver is the purest form of tequila, “fresh” and aged no more than a few weeks before bottling. Resposado is “rested” tequila, aged at least two months and up to a year. Anejo, the older gentlemen of tequilas, are aged from one to three years. We even have a selection of Super Anejo, which are aged over three years. As you might expect, the younger tequilas are usually for mixin’, while the older tequilas are for sippin’.
The visual marker here is color. Silver tequilas are clear, while aged tequilas take on a golden color that deepens the longer they spend absorbing flavors and nuances in their barrels. This, of course, also affects the cost. (Important note: Beware of artificially-colored gold tequilas masking as aged tequilas out in the world! But that’s for another post.)
For the flight, you get three 1-oz pours of either Silver, Resposado, or Anejo. There’s also a Mixto option — exactly what it sounds like, a mix of all three — but we do recommend you stick to one kind to see the variation per type. We’re also happy to talk through which of the three might suit you best. Consider it a boozy education included in the price.
Your Traveling Companion
Though small pours of tequila may conjure an image of a salty thumb and a weak wedge of lime, we go more traditional. Alongside each flight, we serve a glass of Sangrita—a tart and spicy sipping drink that’s customarily served when one is drinking tequila straight and not through a colorful straw. It’s non-alcoholic(!) and serves to balance the tequila’s punch and cleanse the palate between tastings. Sangrita is sometimes confused with Sangria, a fruit-packed wine cocktail that’s customary almost any other time, and which we also serve seven days a week.
We’ve put a lot of energy into making our tequila program the best of the best, and we want you to experience the world beyond the margarita. For a newcomer, our menu may seem intimidating at a glance, but we’ll go over the differences and make the experience fun. When you come back to do it all again, you’ll feel like a pro.