By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor Published Jul 24, 2019 at 10:01 AM

Need something to get you over the hump this week?

Wednesday, July 24 just happens to be National Tequila Day, so it makes perfect  sense to celebrate with an agave-based beverage.

Home to a collection of more than 160 tequilas, Blue Bat Kitchen & Tequilaria, 249 N. Water St., will be toasting the holiday with a day-long celebration. 

From 11 a.m. to close, they'll roll out the tequila barrels with a variety of specials including $4 House 'Ritas, Tequila 'Ritas ($7) and Blue Bat margaritas (made with top shelf El Tesoro Platinum for $10).

There's also a tequila-infused menu to enjoy. A quick peek shows drunken mussels  infused with El Charro Reposado, citrus & jalapeno ($12) and Salsa Borracha featuring El Charro infused salsa alongside a bag of seasoned  chips ($9).

Prefer it sweeter? There's also the El Burro Esparkalo featuring white peach and lime shaved ice, tajin and Sparkle Donkey Blanco ($11) or margarita lime  bars for $3.95.

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 threshold.

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.