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 ˈnwā-vä-e-ˈspär-tä (audio)\ group ; chief town and port Porlamar area 414 square miles (1072 square kilometers)

Examples of margarita in a Sentence

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Place the triangles into the bowl of margarita mix, let soak for 15 minutes. Brianna Steinhilber, NBC News, "Margarita watermelon popsicles — plus 4 other summer cocktail hacks," 31 Aug. 2019 Jalisco Cantina will serve $5 beer, wine and margaritas Labor Day Monday. San Diego Union-Tribune, "The Dish: 2019 guide to Labor Day weekend food and drink deals in San Diego County," 29 Aug. 2019 The eatery has also turned to Millie Bobby Brown's character Eleven from Stranger Things as a margarita muse. Khanh T.l. Tran, The Hollywood Reporter, "Drink and Dish: Jessica Alba's Favorite Tequila, Cocktails Inspired by 'The Kitchen' and 'Stranger Things'," 22 Aug. 2019 At long last, casual Mexican restaurant Someburros is bringing their burros, crunchy tacos and frozen margaritas to Phoenix. Priscilla Totiyapungprasert, azcentral, "You can win a year of free burritos when Someburros opens its first Phoenix location," 19 Aug. 2019 Customers who dine at Gratitude in August will receive a postcard that can be redeemed for two free margaritas when Gracias Madre opens. Daily Pilot, "Biz News: Gratitude Kitchen & Bar in Newport Beach to be reborn as plant-based Mexican restaurant," 16 Aug. 2019 Back for its 10th year, the festival’s first three hours include unlimited margarita samplings from 20 different varieties with live reggae music throughout. Trevor Fraser,, "Gay Days, Kids & Family Expo on the docket for festivals in Orlando this weekend," 14 Aug. 2019 In 2017, Jose Cuervo's pre-mixed margarita was the leading beverage in the alcoholic ready-to-drink category, which includes canned cocktails and spiked seltzer, said Beth Bloom, associate director of US Food and Drink for Mintel. Danielle Wiener-bronner, CNN, "Natural Light hard seltzer? Anheuser-Busch is leaning into the trend," 10 Aug. 2019 Osborn recalled their first date in his post, thinking back on their New York City romance that started over margaritas. Claudia Harmata,, "Angelique Cabral Is Pregnant! Life in Pieces Star Reveals Sex of Baby No. 2," 28 July 2019

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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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