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te·qui·la

 (tə-kē′lə)
n.
An alcoholic liquor distilled from the fermented sap of the blue agave.

[American Spanish, after Tequila, a town of west-central Mexico.]
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tequila

(tɪˈkiːlə)
n
1. (Brewing) a spirit that is distilled in Mexico from an agave plant and forms the basis of many mixed drinks
2. (Plants) the plant, Agave tequilana, from which this drink is made
[C19: from Mexican Spanish, from Tequila, region of Mexico]
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te•qui•la

(təˈki lə)

n.
a strong liquor from Mexico, distilled from fermented mash of the agave.
[1840–50; after Tequila, a town in Jalisco]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tequila - Mexican liquor made from fermented juices of an agave planttequila - Mexican liquor made from fermented juices of an agave plant
booze, hard drink, hard liquor, John Barleycorn, liquor, spirits, strong drink - an alcoholic beverage that is distilled rather than fermented
Agave tequilana - Mexican plant used especially for making tequila
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Translations
tekiilatequila
tequila
téquila
テキーラ

tequila

[tɪˈkiːlə] Ntequila m
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tequila

[tɪˈkiːlə] ntequila f
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tequila

nTequila m
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While the average American might think all tequila is made Mexico by small madre y padre haciendas--and brands some are--much of the Mexican spirit is produced in large, modern facilities using the latest technology to produce excellent tequilas.
"Now cocktails are showcasing artisanal tequilas and smaller producers with fresh ingredients that let the spirit shine," says Jennifer Mathieu, assistant general manager at Lona Cocina y Tequileria, recently opened in Fort Lauderdale, FL.
It's colourful but not garish, it has an impressive range of tequilas and its eucalyptus and bougainvillea covered outdoor space is the mecca of summer friendly outdoor drinking spaces.
Knowledgeable reps from high-end brands visiting retailers to discuss the production processes and regional influences that create different-tasting tequilas provide the sort of educational opportunity both suppliers and retailers are eager for.
There will be more than 30 tequilas to try, as well as a Mariachi band providing lots of Mexican atmosphere along with traditional dancers.
For the aged tequilas, Don Juan Tequila Reposado and Don Juan Tequila Anejo, the company's Master Distiller orchestrated his aging artistry, employing used American bourbon oak barrels to give the spirit its carefully crafted baroque characteristics as manifested by the final product's rich color, aromatic bouquet and multi-layered flavors.
Both products were launched to rave reviews in late 2014 as the "Official Tequilas of Ladies Night Out," and are currently available in several markets, including Georgia, Maryland, DC, Texas, Louisiana and Florida with more being added weekly.
Sergio oversees global branding for La Tequilefia's tequilas (just about every distillery produces multiple labels, and some, as many as a dozen).