te·​qui·​la | \ tə-ˈkē-lə , 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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Among its tequilas, Herradura was up 15 percent and el Jimador rose 11 percent. Bruce Schreiner, The Seattle Times, "Brown-Forman posts higher earnings in fiscal 2nd quarter," 5 Dec. 2018 Per Us Weekly, the drink is made of Bandero tequila, fresh lime juice, agave nectar, jalapeño slices, and a little salt. Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "The Custom Details That Made Kaley Cuoco's Wedding So Dazzling," 16 Jan. 2019 Espadín mezcal stands in for tequila, backed up by bittersweet Cocchi Americano, grapefruit juice and the honey-anise liqueur xtabentún. Charles Passy, WSJ, "Where to Find the Most Remarkable Margaritas in San Antonio," 19 Oct. 2018 But there's much more to tequila than what goes into a margarita. James Lynch, Popular Mechanics, "The Two-Ton Stone That's Made Tequila for Centuries," 28 Nov. 2018 Image Here’s a new way to cool that shot of single malt, añejo tequila or sipping rum. New York Times, "A Cool Way to Chill Bourbon," 27 June 2018 Like all the best ideas, Musk’s tequila vision was first introduced with an April Fool’s Day tweet. Rachel Sugar, Vox, "Elon Musk’s “Teslaquila” hits a speed bump," 14 Nov. 2018 As Jack is the UK's brand ambassador for Casamigos tequila, it's reported that guests were served the beverage throughout the evening, meaning that Clooney was there in spirit, at least. Harper's Bazaar Staff, Harper's BAZAAR, "Rumors From Inside Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank's Royal Wedding Party," 13 Oct. 2018 On Friday morning, Eugenie, who is ninth in line to the throne, married tequila executive, Jack Brooksbank. Fox News, "George and Amal Clooney join the list of A-list royal wedding no-shows," 12 Oct. 2018

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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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