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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Yes, a margarita with all the colors (um, red, white and blue) of a Bomb Pop, garnished with ... a Bomb Pop. Robert Philpot, star-telegram, "DFW restaurants get patriotic with red-white-and-blue creations for July 4," 29 June 2018 The bar features the Brazilian caipirinha cocktail and, as a nod to Texas, a margarita with jalapenos. Andrea Leinfelder, Houston Chronicle, "Sneak Peek inside United's exclusive new lounge at IAH," 26 June 2018 Our informal tasters enjoyed the intensely flavored sorbets: limoncello with limoncello liqueur, margarita with tequila, strawberry with sparkling wine and blackberry with cabernet sauvignon. Florence Fabricant, New York Times, "What Happens in Vegas Doesn’t Always Stay There," 25 June 2018 Add mango to frozen margaritas and rim glasses with chili-salt. Claire Perez,, "Claire's tip of the week: Say cheers to mango cocktails," 8 June 2018 The bar at Acú also turned out a cucumber margarita with good citrus balance and a flash of spice and a mojito swimming with mint and blueberries. Mike Sutter, San Antonio Express-News, "Review: New Dominion restaurant Acú Bistro Bar aims high but misses a few," 7 June 2018 Amigo’s Mexican Kitchen and Tequila Bar will feature dishes made from family recipes and specialty margaritas. Julia Preszler,, "A plant sale, a motorcycle ride, and new dining spots," 11 May 2018 Rocco’s Tacos & Tequila Bar (7468 W. Sandlake Road, Orlando): Moms can enjoy a free margarita with purchase of an entree. STK Orlando (Disney Springs): Feast on multiple food stations, salads, desserts and more at this brunch buffet. Lauren Delgado,, "Get those Mother's Day restaurant reservations made," 2 May 2018 This is almost always tacos with a margarita, wine, or a good gluten-free beer. Laura Schwecherl, SELF, "13 Athletes Share How They Recover After a Tough Workout," 14 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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