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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Thanks to Brooksbank's role as the brand ambassador for George Clooney's tequila, and Eugenie's roster of famous friends, the guest list for 2018's second royal wedding is already iconic. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Who's Not Going To Princess Eugenie's Royal Wedding?," 19 Aug. 2018 The restaurant’s bar stocks an extensive list of Mexican tequilas, mezcal, beers and wine. Pam Kragen, sandiegouniontribune.com, "'Top Chef' cook digs deep into Mexican cuisine at El Jardin," 5 July 2018 The Pachangarita is an icy mix of Sun King’s Pachanga Mexican-style lager, tequila, limeade and lime sparkling water. Liz Biro, Indianapolis Star, "Sun King Distillery in Carmel: What to know before you go," 3 July 2018 Spirits like tequila, whiskey, vodka, gin, and rum contain zero carbs. Kimberly Mugler, Philly.com, "Dos and donts of drinking alcohol on paleo, keto diets," 26 May 2018 Brian Atwood most recently made a guest appearance at a tequila tasting. The Cut, "7 Reasons to Love the New Bloomingdale’s 59th Street Shoe Floor," 25 Apr. 2018 Cooking demonstrations, tequila tastings, and specialty dishes on menus throughout the ship round out the onboard culinary experience available for itineraries that stop in Santa Barbara and Ensenada. Peter Cheng, Los Angeles Magazine, "Mexican-Food Expert Bill Esparza Has Curated Cruise Excursions That Are a Gastronome’s Dream," 23 Apr. 2018 The afterparty at the historic Mayan Theater in downtown Los Angeles was an all-out fiesta, complete with a mariachi band, flamenco dancing, souvenirs, taco and tequila-tasting bars and a photo booth. Lou Vanhecke, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Gringo' Team Hopes Film Provides Much-Needed Laughs," 8 Mar. 2018 There's also whiskey from Jake Owen and Darius Rucker, along with tequila from George Strait. Emily Yahr, chicagotribune.com, "Country music's sobering truths," 30 June 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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