Main definitions of margarita in English

: margarita1margarita2

margarita1

noun

  • A cocktail made with tequila and citrus fruit juice.

    • ‘Everything on the menu is best enjoyed with a fishbowl-sized margarita or a lime-injected beer - so dig in.’
    • ‘If they bring their own tequila, they can order a pitcher of fresh limeade or watermelon juice to make margaritas.’
    • ‘Suppliers and operators agree that customers are becoming more aware of the tequila in their margaritas.’
    • ‘Still, tequila sales are increasing, both in margaritas and shots.’
    • ‘The three of us went out to a bar in town and talked for ages over Imperial beer and margaritas.’
    • ‘In real life do you prefer margaritas or beer or whisky?’
    • ‘Gary poured Karl's whiskey and he mixed Kat's margarita with too much tequila.’
    • ‘I think I will go find a beach somewhere and sit there with a margarita or a mai-tai or something.’
    • ‘The wine and margaritas flowed freely, and the cake was just as tasty as the mahi mahi with strawberry salsa.’
    • ‘Someone has to keep running in and out of the house to mix up a fresh batch of pina coladas, margaritas and the like.’
    • ‘After a pig roast they made the fire huge and they all sat around the fire drinking beer and margaritas.’
    • ‘That night, the three of us drank mint juleps and margaritas and watched ‘Blacula.’’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Hungry customers gorged on Tex-Mex food and washed it down with beer or margaritas.’
    • ‘Since you need tequila for this recipe, why not serve margaritas as you cook?’
    • ‘Choose fruity delights from lemon-rich margaritas to orange-rich sangrias.’
    • ‘They offer seven margaritas and at least twice that number of sipping tequilas.’
    • ‘Slam tequilas, mix margaritas and groove to South Island's hottest salsa and house as DJ's turn the volume up.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Drinks include a variety of margaritas, sangria, tequila, rum and, if you don't drink alcohol, strawberry and mango smoothies.’

Origin

From the Spanish given name equivalent to Margaret.

Pronunciation:

margarita

/ˌmärɡəˈrēdə/

Main definitions of margarita in English

: margarita1margarita2

margarita2

adjective & noun

US
  • ‘we split a Caesar salad and a margarita pizza’
    variant spelling of margherita
    • ‘The home of the Margarita pizza, Naples offers wonderful opportunities for the feeder.’
    • ‘The margarita pizza reminded me of the pizza in Florence.’
    • ‘In the 21 years since, the menu remains the same, along with pizza options and 16 - or 32-ounce margaritas.’
    • ‘We ordered the antipasto and a margarita pizza.’
    • ‘The pizza Margarita was tasty enough.’
    • ‘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).’

Origin

By analogy with margarita.

Pronunciation:

margarita

/ˌmärɡəˈrēdə/

Main definitions of margarita in English

: margarita1margarita2

Margarita

proper noun

  • An island in the Caribbean Sea, off the coast of Venezuela. Visited by Columbus in 1498, it was used as a base by Simón Bolívar in 1816 during the struggle for independence from Spanish rule.

Pronunciation:

Margarita

/ˌmärɡəˈrēdə/