Definition of margarita
: a cocktail consisting of tequila, lime or lemon juice, and an orange-flavored liqueur
Recent Examples of margarita from the Web
Trying to relax at a Tex-Mex restaurant in Lagos after a recent show, Ms. Shay was sipping a margarita when a bartender interrupted repeatedly to ask how his music could get noticed.
There will be six signature cocktails, including a Bloody Mary and cucumber margarita.
Stone fruits such as nectarines, cherries and peaches marry beautifully with bourbon; lime, ripe melons and mezcal can make for glorious margaritas; strawberries and Campari match up in color and complement each other’s flavors perfectly.
The margaritas — left over from a Mexican dinner at the school — apparently looked just like limeade to harried staffers searching for substitute beverages when the kitchen ran out of milk.
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Origin and Etymology of margarita
from the Spanish feminine name Margarita
First Known Use: 1956
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