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 With or without tequila, this cheerful drink relies on lime for a bright punch. Washington Post, "4 ways to feature limes in their best light," 22 June 2020 Topo Chico, lime juice and tequila, all to taste, over a bunch of ice. Abigail Rosenthal, Houston Chronicle, "Ranch Water is (and should always be) your Texas summer cocktail," 22 June 2020 The business is known as much for its steaks as for a jovial, blue-collar atmosphere imbued with wine, beer, tequila shots and karaoke nights. Justin Phillips, SFChronicle.com, "Napa County steakhouse owner under fire over social media posts deemed racially insensitive," 19 June 2020 And if the name sounds familiar, some Agave species are used to make tequila. Paul Cappiello, The Courier-Journal, "Looking for something to spice up your garden life? This hybrid agave plant is a winner," 20 June 2020 When the meat is well browned, cooked through and crumbly, add the tequila to the pan and continue cooking until the liquid has evaporated, about 1-2 minutes. Paul Stephen, ExpressNews.com, "Recipe: Queso Fundido with Chorizo," 3 June 2020 Enjoy these tequila cocktails at your next virtual happy hour. Katlyn Moncada, Better Homes & Gardens, "How to Make Ranch Water + 4 More Tequila Cocktail Recipes Perfect for Summer," 26 May 2020 Cantina Milwaukee, a taco and tequila restaurant, is still booked by a media partner, said Bobby Wiltgen, who operates Cantina and other bars on Old World Third Street. Sarah Hauer, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "CNN will not take over Milwaukee's Turner Hall for its 2020 DNC coverage," 22 May 2020 Premixed cocktails and tequila lead the way, up 149% and 106%, respectively, in the week that ended May 10. Mike Snider, USA TODAY, "Yes, Corona is selling big during coronavirus pandemic, but so is Coors Light and Miller Lite," 22 May 2020

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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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4 Jul 2020

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“Tequila.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tequila. Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of tequila

: a strong, clear alcoholic drink from Mexico

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