You know what makes Mondays better? Well, lots of things, but margaritas definitely make the short list. And this particular Monday is National Margarita Day, so if you didn't give up booze for Lent, you have our blessing to start off the week with a buzz.
Here are 6 places we love that are offering to-go margaritas and / or margarita kits:
311 N. Plankinton Ave.
Apertivo offers 32-ounce premium tequila margarita growlers. Ingredients include Chamucos blanco, Lazzaroni Triplo, fresh lime and lemon juice, simple syrup and a little bar sour mix. $45. Available for pick-up or order online here.
Bel-Air offers margarita kits to go, featuring a full bottle of Anza tequila and the house margarita mix. The mix is available in mango, raspberry, strawberry or classic. $25. Order here for pickup or delivery.
Blue Bat Kitchen & Tequilaria
249 N. Water St.
Blue Bat hosts an all-day margarita fiesta with specials as well as carry-out options for one, two or multiple margaritas. Blue Bat's housemade mix is available in regular, strawberry or jalapeno flavor. Order online here.
Botanas Mexican Restaurant
816 S. 5th St.
1421 E. Howard Ave.
Individual margaritas ($8.50) and half pitchers ($18.50) to-go are available from both Botanas locations. Flavors include raspberry, strawberry, passion fruit and lime. Stop in for pick-up or call ahead for curbside service.
Cafe Corazon Kit
2394 S. Kinnickinnic Ave.
3129 N. Bremen St.
Cafe Corazon margarita kits come with a bottle of margarita mix and a bottle of Toro / Mi Compo tequila for $45 / $65. NA margarita kits are available for $25. Order here.
El Conejito Mexican Restaurant
539 W. Virginia Pl.
"Conejito's" has to-go half pitchers of margaritas for $20 or to-go full pitchers for $38. Call ahead or stop in to order.
Molly Snyder grew up on Milwaukee's East Side and today, she lives in the Walker's Point neighborhood with her partner and two sons.
As a full time senior writer, editorial manager and self-described experience junkie, Molly has written thousands of articles about Milwaukee (and a few about New Orleans, Detroit, Indianapolis, Boston and various vacation spots in Wisconsin) that range in subject from where to get the best cup of coffee to an in-depth profile on the survivors of the iconic Norman apartment building that burned down in the '90s.
She also once got a colonic just to report on it, but that's enough on that.
Always told she had a "radio voice," Molly found herself as a regular contributor on FM102, 97WMYX and 1130WISN with her childhood radio favorite, Gene Mueller.
Molly's poetry, essays and articles appeared in many publications including USA Today, The Writer, The Sun Magazine and more. She has a collection of poetry, "Topless," and is slowly writing a memoir.
In 2009, Molly won a Milwaukee Press Club Award. She served as the Narrator / writer-in-residence at the Pfister Hotel from 2013-2014. She is also a story slam-winning storyteller who has performed with The Moth, Ex Fabula and Risk!
When she's not writing, interviewing or mom-ing, Molly teaches tarot card classes, gardens, sits in bars drinking Miller products and dreams of being in a punk band again.