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A cocktail made with tequila and citrus fruit juice.
- ‘The three of us went out to a bar in town and talked for ages over Imperial beer and margaritas.’
- ‘Drinks include a variety of margaritas, sangria, tequila, rum and, if you don't drink alcohol, strawberry and mango smoothies.’
- ‘It was clear from the blackboard that it would be a good place for a party, with caipirinhas, minty mojitos and margaritas served by the pitcher.’
- ‘The wine and margaritas flowed freely, and the cake was just as tasty as the mahi mahi with strawberry salsa.’
- ‘Gary poured Karl's whiskey and he mixed Kat's margarita with too much tequila.’
- ‘After a pig roast they made the fire huge and they all sat around the fire drinking beer and margaritas.’
- ‘Choose fruity delights from lemon-rich margaritas to orange-rich sangrias.’
- ‘Everything on the menu is best enjoyed with a fishbowl-sized margarita or a lime-injected beer - so dig in.’
- ‘Suppliers and operators agree that customers are becoming more aware of the tequila in their margaritas.’
- ‘Since you need tequila for this recipe, why not serve margaritas as you cook?’
- ‘Hungry customers gorged on Tex-Mex food and washed it down with beer or margaritas.’
- ‘That night, the three of us drank mint juleps and margaritas and watched ‘Blacula.’’
- ‘If they bring their own tequila, they can order a pitcher of fresh limeade or watermelon juice to make margaritas.’
- ‘In real life do you prefer margaritas or beer or whisky?’
- ‘Slam tequilas, mix margaritas and groove to South Island's hottest salsa and house as DJ's turn the volume up.’
- ‘Someone has to keep running in and out of the house to mix up a fresh batch of pina coladas, margaritas and the like.’
- ‘They offer seven margaritas and at least twice that number of sipping tequilas.’
- ‘When I mentioned this, a friend told me she had been burned by drops of lime juice when making margaritas on her patio in the sun.’
- ‘I think I will go find a beach somewhere and sit there with a margarita or a mai-tai or something.’
- ‘Still, tequila sales are increasing, both in margaritas and shots.’
From the Spanish given name equivalent to Margaret.
adjective & nounUS
- ‘we split a Caesar salad and a margarita pizza’variant spelling of margherita
- ‘The pizza Margarita was tasty enough.’
- ‘In the 21 years since, the menu remains the same, along with pizza options and 16 - or 32-ounce margaritas.’
- ‘The home of the Margarita pizza, Naples offers wonderful opportunities for the feeder.’
- ‘The margarita pizza reminded me of the pizza in Florence.’
- ‘We ordered the antipasto and a margarita pizza.’
- ‘Others enjoyed pizzas, which appeared quite decent as far as pizzas go (ranging in price from 2.10 leva for a small Margarita to 7.90 leva for a large pizza with seafood toppings).’
By analogy with margarita.
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