Pinche is celebrating National Tequila Day with free sips and all-day happy-hour prices

Happy National Tequila Day! Yep, here we go with another reason to get drunk, just because you can, and the bar crew at both Pinche Taqueria locations is happy to help you achieve a stupor throughout the day with $4 house margaritas and free tequila sippers courtesy of several tequila companies.

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Complimentary sample shots from Suerte, Don Julio, Tequila Ocho and Uno Dos Tres will be part of today's festivities from 5 to 8 p.m, and from now until the doors close, the bars will be pouring $4 house margaritas, a mix of orange liqueur, Exotico tequila, fresh lime juice and pure cane sugar. By the way, that margarita won a Westword Best Of award in 2012.

Each of the participating tequila companies will pour their blanco and reposado, says Pinche Highland bartender JJ Ahern. "The Suerte blanco is an herbal, sweet, citrusy, smooth tequila, while the reposado has more of a plum and butterscotch flavor profile with oak notes on the finish," he notes. The Don Julio blanco, he adds, "tastes of lemon-lime and grapefruit flavors, and on the back hand, there's some black pepper." The reposado, he explains, "smells like ripe stone fruit, hints at dark chocolate, cinnamon and vanilla, and leaves a touch of caramel apple on your tongue." And the Tequila Ocho blanco, he points out, "is a little different, because they use certain estates for certain productions, so it's hard to nail down a flavor profile, but they're all really good."

And while Ahern suggests trying them all, it's the joint's own margarita, he says, that imbibers should pay the most attention to. "It's got a really amazing fresh and pure taste -- there's no sweet and sour and no harsh flavors, so it's really well balanced and delicious," he notes.

Both Pinche locations are open until 10 p.m. tonight, giving you plenty of time to honor the day.

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