Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A cocktail made with tequila, an orange-flavored liqueur, and lemon or lime juice, often served with salt encrusted on the rim of the glass.

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  • noun A cocktail made with tequila, an orange-flavoured liqueur, and lemon or lime juice, often served with salt encrusted on the rim of the glass.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Perhaps from Spanish margarita, daisy (on the model of English magnolia, a kind of cocktail popular before the margarita), or from the Spanish name Margarita, Margaret, both from Latin margarīta, pearl, from Greek margarītēs; see margarite.]

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From Spanish.

Examples

  • However, you should definitely get at least one $18 margarita from the bar.

    Archive 2009-08-23

  • For seasonal libations, try a pumpkin margarita at Cecconi's or a pumpkin rum cocktail at Hatfield's.

    Pumpkin Day In Los Angeles: Where To Go For A Taste Of Fall

  • However, you should definitely get at least one $18 margarita from the bar.

    Vegas: What I can remember

  • An excellent margarita is incredibly easy, but it does require good ingredients.

    Slim's Perfect Margarita

  • Leonard sat in the cocktail lounge of the hotel sipping a margarita from a chilled glass.

    When Time Was Young

  • The margarita was a drink Ann generally despised — she did not have a happy history with tequila (tonight would not improve that record).

    Ann, meet Bob

  • The margarita was a drink Ann generally despised — she did not have a happy history with tequila (tonight would not improve that record).

    Ann, meet Bob

  • Since the principal flavor of the margarita is the tequila, it's important to make sure you've got the best stuff you can get your hands on, so look for the "100% de agave" legend on the label of your bottle.

    Chris Hall: The Perfect Margarita

  • You CANNOT go to Fiesta Del Mar and not order a "margarita", unless you'd prefer their "tequilla"; we had the Blue Dessert and the El Boxeador, but I also had the Virgin Pina Colada, which I think was the best I've tasted in some time now!

    Archive 2008-06-01

  • You CANNOT go to Fiesta Del Mar and not order a "margarita", unless you'd prefer their "tequilla"; we had the Blue Dessert and the El Boxeador, but I also had the Virgin Pina Colada, which I think was the best I've tasted in some time now!

    Fiesta Del Mar Mexican Restaurant - Mountainview (bay-area)

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    February 9, 2008