mar·​ga·​ri·​ta | \ˌmär-gə-ˈrē-tə \

Definition of margarita 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: a cocktail consisting of tequila, lime or lemon juice, and an orange-flavored liqueur


geographical name
Mar·​ga·​ri·​ta | \ˌmär-gä-ˈrē-tä \

Definition of Margarita (Entry 2 of 2)

island of northern Venezuela in the Caribbean Sea, chief of the Nue*va Es*par*ta \ˈnwā-​vä-​e-​ˈspär-​tä \ group ; chief town and port Porlamar area 414 square miles (1072 square kilometers)

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If a classic margarita on the rocks with salt is undeniably perfect for you, then this watermelon version will exceed all your notions of cocktail perfection. Molly Baz, Bon Appetit, "Salted Watermelon Margarita," 2 July 2018 And a margarita and cerveza are always on the menu. Nicole Yorio, Redbook, "Sheryl Crow's Favorite Good-for-You Foods," 14 June 2011 During Center City Sips, which started last week, the margaritas (that most Indian of cocktails) come down to just $6. Michael Klein,, "Happy-hour pick: Veda," 12 June 2018 Five-dollar margaritas will be available, as will the traditional happy-hour menu. Robert Philpot, star-telegram, "Tip your hat — or your sombrero — to this list of Cinco de Mayo/Kentucky Derby events | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 2 May 2018 Stick to the margarita, a refreshing blend of fresh lime, Corazon blanco tequila and Mandarine Napoleon liqueur ($12). Michael Nagrant, RedEye Chicago, "La Josie's vision of gourmet Mexican is delectable addition to West Loop," 26 July 2017 Here, see their classic take on the margarita, and make your own for National Tequila Day. Harper's Bazaar Staff, Harper's BAZAAR, "Booze BAZAAR: How To Make the Perfect Margarita," 22 July 2016 One guy drank a whole pitcher of margaritas on their weeknight date. Kari Paul, WSJ, "Tired of Swiping Right, Some Singles Try Slow Dating," 28 Aug. 2018 This extends to Casa Bonita’s signature drink, its margaritas, which contain three ounces of alcohol. Donald Liebenson, Lake County News-Sun, "Guide to outdoor dining in Chicago suburbs: Casa Bonita in Libertyville," 8 July 2018

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First Known Use of margarita


1956, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for margarita


from the Spanish feminine name Margarita

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