By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor Published Feb 19, 2021 at 12:01 PM

This is a friendly OnMilwaukee PSA for those of you interested in starting your week on a high note.

Monday, Feb. 22 just happens to be National Margarita Day, so it only makes sense you'd celebrate the occasion with an agave-based beverage.

Blue Bat Kitchen & Tequilaria, 249 N. Water St., is making the process all-too-easy with a day-long celebration. 

From 11 a.m. to close, they'll be rolling out the tequila barrels with a variety of specials including $4 House 'Ritas, top shelf El Tesoro Blue Bat ‘Ritas, tequila-infused salsas and a variety of specialty cocktails which will be available for one day only.

If you get there early, you might even get a free mini 'rita. They're giving them away to the first 100 guests to step over the tequilaria's threshhold for dine-in service.

Of course, you can also get  your fix by carry-out. Blue Bat also offers takeout margarita packages along with their menu of globally-inspired dishes. The Margarita Pack includes their housemade mix, a bottle of reposado tequila, and limes (everything you need for 16 margaritas). Orders (and pre-orders) can be placed online.

So have fun. Celebrate. And be safe everyone.

Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor

Lori is an avid cook whose accrual of condiments and spices is rivaled only by her cookbook collection. Her passion for the culinary industry was birthed while balancing A&W root beer mugs as a teenage carhop, fed by insatiable curiosity and fueled by the people whose stories entwine with each and every dish. She’s had the privilege of chronicling these tales via numerous media, including OnMilwaukee and in her book “Milwaukee Food.” Her work has garnered journalism awards from entities including the Milwaukee Press Club. 

When she’s not eating, photographing food, writing or recording the FoodCrush podcast, you’ll find Lori seeking out adventures with her husband Paul, traveling, cooking, reading, learning, snuggling with her cats and looking for ways to make a difference.