mar·​ga·​ri·​ta | \ ˌmär-gə-ˈrē-tə How to pronounce margarita (audio) \

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 How to pronounce Margarita (audio) \

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 How to pronounce Margarita (audio) \ group ; chief town and port Porlamar area 414 square miles (1072 square kilometers)

Examples of margarita in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Lively also suggested using a dab of liquor to moisten the rim of your glass before salting it — like with tequila for a virgin margarita. Ana Calderone,, 18 Nov. 2021 An evening cocktail can help take the edge off the day, but not everyone has the ingredients for something like a blackberry margarita, rum runner or Sazerac on hand. Chris Morris, Fortune, 9 Nov. 2021 And yes, Margaritaville makes a decent margarita, Saltgrass Steak House grills a good sirloin and Yard House pours respectable beer in half-yard glasses. Mike Sutter, San Antonio Express-News, 28 Oct. 2021 Don't go into it expecting an actual margarita, a lesson someone who purchased Travis Scott's Cacti seltzer learned. Abigail Rosenthal, Chron, 7 Oct. 2021 One with a unique taste is the Hibiscus & Spice margarita — made with tequila, chili liqueur, hibiscus syrup, pineapple and lime juice. Brandi Addison, Dallas News, 21 July 2021 The cocktail list is interesting: Bar Enza makes a very good margarita spiked with Calabrian chilis ($15) and prepares their Negroni with mezcal ($15)., 26 Oct. 2021 Another origin story comes from Galveston, Texas, in the 1940s when a bartender served a margarita to singer Peggy Lee. Timothy Fanning, San Antonio Express-News, 14 Oct. 2021 Dracula's Juice combines a Patron Silver margarita with a Bacardi Superior daiquiri, and the Tipsy Zombie cocktail has Bacardi Superior, passion fruit, pineapple, cherry, lime and melon liqueur. Sabrina Weiss,, 14 Oct. 2021

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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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“Margarita.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jan. 2022.

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