Definition of tequila in English:

tequila

noun

mass noun
  • A Mexican alcoholic spirit made from an agave.

    • ‘Vodka is the number one selling spirit, followed by tequila and then bourbon.’
    • ‘Sure, international interest is growing in general, but as American consumers continue their romance with vodkas and tequilas, America's native whiskey is hard-pressed to keep pace.’
    • ‘But it sells miniature bottles of spirits like Vodka and tequila by the side of the machine.’
    • ‘This time, I had more cider, wines and tequila than is good for a person.’
    • ‘Yes the furnishings are rustic and weighty but there's no tequila to be had as you can only drink wine and beer here.’
    • ‘Kat sniffed her margarita to determine how much tequila Gary had put in it, and her eyes watered.’
    • ‘Once this is done, the resulting weak alcoholic liquid is distilled into tequila.’
    • ‘They are the raw material from which tequila is made, the pared hearts of the blue-tinged agave cactus.’
    • ‘She placed a bottle of vodka and tequila on the table with two shot glasses.’
    • ‘This is one of the primary reasons why extended aging is not as important to tequila as it might be to bourbon or cognac.’
    • ‘Here we're moving away from vodka and more into rum and tequila based drinks.’
    • ‘In just the last few weeks, the crew had done sake in Japan, tequila in Mexico, and ouzo in Greece.’
    • ‘What you will need for a tequila party is obviously a bottle of tequila, a shot glass, and a twelve pack of beer.’
    • ‘We seem to be out of margarita mix, so I'm assuming this is just tequila with a lime stuck in it.’
    • ‘We drank bourbon on the rocks or straight shots of tequila or double vodka Martinis.’
    • ‘During an interview he admitted to officers he downed a bottle of Vodka, tequila shots and beer during the evening.’
    • ‘Our night began, as all nights should, with a tumbler of tequila and a discounted beer.’
    • ‘It consists of tequila, cointreau, sour mix, fresh lime and crushed ice, and comes in the obligatory salted glass.’
    • ‘Another trend he's seen is fine tequila being enjoyed after dinner, like brandy.’
    • ‘Accounts of his nightly intake include vodka, beer, tequila, all combined.’

Origin

Mexican Spanish, named after the town of Tequila in Mexico, where the drink was first made.

Pronunciation

tequila

/tɪˈkiːlə/