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

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There are 20 taps for beer, one nitrogenated cocktail and four draft cocktails, including the El Del Jarrito (tequila, tamarind, ginger, cloves, panela, lime) and the Dare to Eat a Peach (vodka, peach, marjoram, tarragon, mint, sparkling wine). Greg Morago, Houston Chronicle, "Mexican-American themed bar Monkey’s Tail opens July 3 in Lindale Park," 2 July 2019 My restaurant serves interesting fish, and nothing comes with a shell or sour cream. Instead of tequila or beer, I order wine. Peter Mandel, Washington Post, "In Mexico City, an itinerary built on modern architecture," 28 June 2019 If the tariffs are imposed, U.S. consumers could see prices rise on a range of products, including automobiles, beer and tequila, electronics, and produce like avocados and tomatoes. Grace Segers, CBS News, "Mexican foreign minister is optimistic about avoiding tariffs," 4 June 2019 It's measured to be just the right size to stow a bottle of tequila, a bottle of Cointreau, limes, a shaker, small cutting board, a salt shaker, and glasses to serve your whole squad. Candace Braun Davison, House Beautiful, "Why Bother with Picnic Baskets When You Can Have a Margarita Tote?," 16 Apr. 2019 The restaurant’s full dinner, wine, beer and craft cocktail menus, including tequila and mezcal, will also be available. San Diego Union-Tribune, "The Dish: Sunday is Father’s Day. Have you made your dinner reservations yet?," 11 June 2019 In one scene, the three drink tequila and play a truth-or-dare-style game in which the breakup is revisited and remediated. Jason Gay, Harper's BAZAAR, "Jonas Brothers: From Pop Stars to Rock Stars," 6 June 2019 In medium pitcher, combine 3/4 cup tequila and 1/2 cup each fresh lime juice and Cointreau. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Grilled Tequila Steak Tacos," 6 May 2019 Trays of tequila and rosé made their way through the crowd of partygoers, who mingled among friends, catching up on the weekend’s schedule and party plans. Cameron Bird, Vogue, "Denim in the Desert: Levi’s Celebrates Coachella With Hailey Bieber at Its Annual Pool Party," 15 Apr. 2019

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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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English Language Learners Definition of tequila

: a strong, clear alcoholic drink from Mexico

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