Cocktail vs. Margarita

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Main Difference

The main difference between Cocktail and Margarita is that the Cocktail is a alcoholic mixed drink and Margarita is a Mexican cocktail of tequila mixed with orange-flavoured liqueur.

  • Cocktail

    A cocktail is an alcoholic mixed drink, which is either a combination of spirits, or one or more spirits mixed with other ingredients such as fruit juice,flavored syrup, or cream. There are various types of cocktails, based on the number and kind of ingredients added. The origins of the cocktail are debated.

  • Margarita

    A margarita is a cocktail consisting of tequila, orange liqueur, and lime juice often served with salt on the rim of the glass. The drink is served shaken with ice (on the rocks), blended with ice (frozen margarita), or without ice (straight up). Although it has become acceptable to serve a margarita in a wide variety of glass types, ranging from cocktail and wine glasses to pint glasses and even large schooners, the drink is traditionally served in the eponymous margarita glass, a stepped-diameter variant of a cocktail glass or champagne coupe.

  • Cocktail (noun)

    A mixed alcoholic beverage.

    “They visited a pub noted for the wide range of cocktails they serve.”

  • Cocktail (noun)

    A mixture of other substances.

    “Scientists found a cocktail of pollutants in the river downstream from the chemical factory.”

    “a cocktail of illegal drugs”

  • Cocktail (noun)

    A horse, not of pure breed, but having only one eighth or one sixteenth impure blood in its veins.

  • Cocktail (noun)

    A mean, half-hearted fellow; a coward.

  • Cocktail (noun)

    A species of elevating the tail.

  • Cocktail (adjective)

    Ostentatiously lacking in manners.

  • Cocktail (verb)

    To adulterate (fuel, etc.) by mixing in other substances.

  • Cocktail (verb)

    To treat (a person) to cocktails.

    “He dined and cocktailed her at the most exclusive bars and restaurants.”

  • Margarita (noun)

    A cocktail made with tequila, an orange-flavoured liqueur, and lemon or lime juice, often served with salt encrusted on the rim of the glass.

  • Cocktail (noun)

    an alcoholic drink consisting of a spirit or spirits mixed with other ingredients, such as fruit juice or cream

    “a cocktail bar”

  • Cocktail (noun)

    a mixture of substances or factors, especially when dangerous or unpleasant

    “financial pressure plus isolation can be a deadly cocktail for some people”

    “a cocktail of drugs with severe side effects”

  • Cocktail (noun)

    a dish consisting of small pieces of food, typically served cold as a starter

    “we began with prawn and avocado cocktail”

    “a chilled lobster cocktail prettily presented in a martini glass”

  • Margarita (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 in the struggle for independence from Spanish rule.

  • Margarita (adjective)

    variant spelling of margherita

    “we split a Caesar salad and a margarita pizza”

Oxford Dictionary

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