te·​qui·​la | \ tə-ˈkē-lə How to pronounce tequila (audio) , tā- \

Definition of tequila

: a Mexican liquor made chiefly from the fermented sap of the blue agave that has been subjected to two separate distillations

Examples of tequila in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Inspired by the arts scene in Mexico City, co-founders Danny Schneeweiss and Moy Guindi created Milagro to bridge the city’s two worlds: the flourishing creative scene and the integrity surrounding the craft of traditional Mexican tequila. Jillian Dara, Forbes, 31 May 2021 The Flaming Moe, named for fictional barkeep Moe Szyslak, is a tequila cocktail made with blue Curacao, watermelon, lime, Tabasco and a Tajin rim. Sarah Blaskovich, Dallas News, 25 May 2021 James recently attended a promotional event for Lobos 1707 tequila despite the NBA forbidding for any player to go to any indoor and outdoor gatherings with more than 25 people. Mark Medina, USA TODAY, 24 May 2021 The set is the ideal gift for the tequila-loving gentleman in your life. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 21 May 2021 Instead, places like the Comedy Store and the Improv became stops for tour buses filled with sightseers, or bachelorette parties looking for something fun to do after tequila shooters at the Hard Rock Cafe. David Peisner, Vulture, 21 May 2021 Tacos, tequila shots, steak skewers, frozen margaritas, bottles of beer, cheeseburgers, Maker’s Mark, quesadillas, a Coke. Mike Sutter, San Antonio Express-News, 20 May 2021 For Harris there were no ceremonial tequila shots or cultural tours as there might be on a trip to Mexico City, and certainly no encounters with ordinary Mexicans. Noah Bierman, Los Angeles Times, 12 May 2021 Like tequila, mezcal is made from agave plants, but mezcal is smoked and retains a smoky flavor. Krissa Rossbund, Better Homes & Gardens, 7 May 2021

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First Known Use of tequila

1849, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tequila

Spanish, from Tequila, town in Jalisco state, Mexico

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The first known use of tequila was in 1849

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11 Jun 2021

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“Tequila.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tequila. Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of tequila

: a strong, clear alcoholic drink from Mexico


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