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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Monday Start your week off on a happy note by pairing a taco platter for $13.50-$16 with $3.99 margaritas at Pepe’s Cantina. Lauren Delgado,, "Downtown Orlando makes it easy to enjoy tacos every day," 28 June 2018 In another, a couple in their mid-60s vomited and blacked out after two margaritas. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Terrifying stories from tourists in Mexico continue a year after mysterious drowning," 27 June 2018 Things people usually learn on vacation: how many is too many margaritas; how little is too little sunscreen. Jen Ortiz, Marie Claire, "The Ultimate Guide to Getting Away," 25 June 2018 Stay at the effortlessly charming Casa Fayette, which has the perfect deck on which to sip an ice-cold margarita or mezcal on the rocks. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "The Best International Vacations for the Extended Fourth of July Weekend," 25 June 2018 Rocco’s Tacos & Tequila Bar: Moms get a free house margarita during brunch or dinner and kids under 10 eat free from the kids menu at the seven Florida locations. Kelly Tyko, USA TODAY, "Toast mom with free mimosas, meal deals and more on Mother's Day," 10 May 2018 Or go beyond guzzling margaritas and scarfing down tacos with the Cinco de Mayo Parade this Sunday, May 7, which steps off at noon and runs on Cermak Road from Damen Avenue to Marshall Boulevard. Rianne Coale, RedEye Chicago, "5 things to do in Chicago this weekend," 4 May 2017 Celebrate the roots of the holiday and pay your respects to the culture with plenty of margaritas. Shelbie Lynn Bostedt, RedEye Chicago, "Chicago festivals this weekend: May 4-10," 4 May 2017 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

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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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