Margarita vs. Daiquiri

By Jaxson

Main Difference

The main difference between Margarita and Daiquiri is that the Margarita is a Mexican cocktail of tequila mixed with orange-flavoured liqueur and Daiquiri is a family of cocktails with with rum, citrus and some sweetener.

  • 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.

  • Daiquiri

    Daiquiri (; Spanish: daiquirí [daikiˈɾi]) is a family of cocktails whose main ingredients are rum, citrus juice (typically lime juice), and sugar or other sweetener.

    The daiquiri is one of the six basic drinks listed in David A. Embury’s classic The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks, which also lists some variations.

  • 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.

  • Daiquiri (noun)

    A cocktail of rum, lemon or lime juice and sugar, sometimes with fruit added.

  • 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”

  • Daiquiri (noun)

    a cocktail containing rum and lime juice.

Oxford Dictionary

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