- a cocktail made of tequila, lime or lemon juice, and an orange-flavored liqueur, usually served in a salt-rimmed glass.
Origin of Margarita
1960–65; < American Spanish; apparently special use of Spanish Margarita Margaret
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Examples from the Web for margarita
Reading the expression on my face that must have conveyed something like “surely I can get a margarita at this place?”Wine Snobs, There’s a Beer for You
April 5, 2014
“Our margarita machine was saved, miraculously,” Delamarter said.Small Businesses Struggle to Survive After Sandy’s Wrath
November 23, 2012
Lawson serves this “pinkly foamy purée” drink in margarita glasses.The Drink Hemingway Made Famous
June 24, 2009
Dismissing Henry for the moment, Carmody recalled Margarita.They of the High Trails
Margarita had contrived to gain my interest by the assiduity of her attentions.
Certainly not; if you want anybody to wait on me, send Margarita.
When I got home I was so fortunate as to find Margarita in a deep sleep.
I only laughed, for not loving Margarita I was not jealous of her.
- a mixed drink consisting of tequila and lemon juice
C20: from the woman's name
- an island in the Caribbean, off the NE coast of Venezuela: pearl fishing. Capital: La Asunción
Word Origin and History for margarita
cocktail made with tequila, 1963, from the fem. proper name, the Spanish form of Margaret. Earlier "a Spanish wine" (1920).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper