- a strong liquor from Mexico, distilled from fermented mash of an agave.
- the plant itself, Agave tequilana.
Origin of tequila
Examples from the Web for tequila
Contemporary Examples of tequila
This fancy spice pack pairs with four different spirits—vodka, tequila, aquavit, and gin—to ensure the perfect morning pick-me-up.The Daily Beast’s 2014 Holiday Gift Guide: For the Don Draper in Your Life
November 29, 2014
Per Santa Muerte tradition, devotees offer apples, cigarettes, and bottles of tequila.America’s Fastest Growing Death Holiday Is From Mexico
November 1, 2014
There is reason to believe that climate change is directly threatening your supply of tequila.
There you have it: Global warming is trying to kill your tequila buzz.
In other words, it has gone from a miniscule category to a pretty small category when compared to bourbon, tequila, rum or vodka.Why Rye Is The Nation's Spirit, And Why No One Can Get It
July 12, 2014
Historical Examples of tequila
He hadn't had a tequila in a long time, and he thought he owed it to himself.Out Like a Light
Gordon Randall Garrett
Tequila was the only concession the Nuevo Mexico Bar made to its name.Medal of Honor
Dallas McCord Reynolds
It is not wine he is drinking, but the whisky of Tequila, distilled from the wild maguey.The Lone Ranche
Captain Mayne Reid
He had a glass of tequila in one hand, the salted half of a lemon in the other.At the Post
Horace Leonard Gold
They had brought something else too: a bottle of milky liquor that Tom claimed was tequila.Beginners Luck
- a spirit that is distilled in Mexico from an agave plant and forms the basis of many mixed drinks
- the plant, Agave tequilana, from which this drink is made
Word Origin for tequila
Word Origin and History for tequila
1849, from American Spanish tequila, from Tequila, name of a district in central Mexico noted for the fine quality of its tequila. Tequila sunrise is attested by 1965.