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

Definition of margarita

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: 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 The Dracula's Blood cocktail, on the other hand, is a margarita and daiquiri hybrid. Mary Honkus,, "Drink 'Em If You Dare: Applebee's Now Has Massive Halloween Cocktails for $5," 22 Sep. 2020 Current cocktail options include a Lemon Crackle gin and tonic kit made with chamomile and honeycomb, a five-citrus margarita, a honey lavender vodka soda, and a Coconutty Cooler made with coconut milk and rum. Tirion Morris, The Arizona Republic, "This Arizona mixology legend is opening a 'garden to glass' cocktail bar on Roosevelt Row," 13 Nov. 2020 Last but not least is the margarita bar stocked with artisanal tequilas, mezcal and fresh ingredients for mix-ins. Christian Burno, Dallas News, "New taco and tequila bar to open in Fort Worth’s West 7th district," 29 Oct. 2020 Order a house margarita (get mezcal for $2 more) and pick your choice of rims, from salt and sugar to chili and lime-fueled tajin and roasted chili powered chamoy. Beth D'addono,, "El Cucuy serves tacos and Mexican food in Uptown," 26 Oct. 2020 Take advantage of the Election Day deal at Molina’s: a house margarita for $6.50. Marcy De Luna, Houston Chronicle, "Houston restaurant food and drink deals for Election Day," 16 Oct. 2020 Perhaps with Election Day in mind, Rocco’s also is offering a 1-liter takeout version of their house margarita (traditional, strawberry and mango) for $25, a $10 discount. Ben Crandell,, "Celebrate a COVID-safe Day of the Dead in South Florida on election eve," 1 Nov. 2020 Once upon a weekday (or weekend, because what’s time anymore?), there was Scarlett Johansson, sipping, sipping, a margarita. Mitchell S. Jackson, Marie Claire, "Marvelous Women: Scarlett Johansson & Florence Pugh," 29 Oct. 2020 Colorful cocktails include a hibiscus margarita and a sky-blue Coconut Cloud., "Best of New Orleans 2020 readers' poll: Food and Drink," 28 Sep. 2020

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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 18 Jan. 2021.

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