Margarita

(redirected from Margaritas)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus.

Margarita

(märgärē`tä), island, 444 sq mi (1,150 sq km), in the Caribbean Sea off the coast of Venezuela. With many smaller islands it constitutes the Venezuelan state of Nueva Esparta (1990 pop. 263,748). La Asunción is the capital; the economic center is Porlamar, where an important pearl-fishing industry exists. Other island industries produce canned fish, salt, fishing boats, ceramics, tiles, shoes, and sisal hats. The construction of a freshwater pipe from the mainland has spurred economic development, and Margarita has become a popular tourist resort. The island was sighted by Columbus in 1498 and was used (1561) as a base of operations by the Spanish adventurer Lope de AguirreAguirre, Lope de
, c.1510–1561, Spanish rebel and adventurer in colonial South America. He was often involved in violence and sedition before joining (1560) the expedition of Pedro de Ursúa down the Marañón and the Amazon.
..... Click the link for more information.
. Because the people supported Simón BolívarBolívar, Simón
, 1783–1830, South American revolutionary who led independence wars in the present nations of Venezuela, Colombia, Panama, Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia.
..... Click the link for more information.
, Margarita and its neighboring islands were made a state after independence was won from Spain.

Margarita

 

an island in the southeastern part of the Caribbean Sea; it belongs to Venezuela. Area, 850 sq km. The island consists of two mountain massifs with elevations to 988 m and 702 m, joined by a sandy isthmus with the large Arestinga Lagoon. The climate is subequatorial and arid. Vegetation consists of xerophytic shrubs and cacti, with forests that are green in the summer in the mountains. There are deposits of magnesite. Economic activities include cattle raising and tropical farming, fishing, and pearl fishing. There are seaside resorts, which attract tourists. The city of La Asuncion, the administrative center of the state of Nueva Esparta, is on Margarita. The island was discovered by Columbus in 1498.

Margarita

an island in the Caribbean, off the NE coast of Venezuela: pearl fishing. Capital: La Asunci?n
References in periodicals archive ?
The London Bar in The London NYC hotel offered a $1,200 Margarita in the winter of2016.
The delicious $1 margarita is just waiting for you to come in and order it.
com/2012/07/30/strawberry-sriracha-margarita/) Strawberry Sriracha Margarita
The packaging is inspired by Pop-Art and will focus on the margarita and simple, colorful fruit.
Tequila Avion and Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) said they celebrated the one millionth Tequila Avion margarita sold on-board Delta flights.
Skinnygirl Sweet 'n Tart Grapefruit Margarita offers a twist on the traditional margarita and also retails for $14.
On the flip side, the category has its mainstays like the Hurricanes and Margaritas.
You may not automatically think of a margarita as a typical winter drink, says Michael Pinto Castro, bar manager at Chiquito in Cardiff Bay's Red Dragon Centre, "but sipping one's perfect for taking your mind off the cold and dreaming of sunnier climes".
All of the Back to Basics- and West Bend-branded smoothie makers deliver a chip- and chunk-free frozen drink," said Chris Barnes, product managers for Focus Electrics, "and the new line of Ice Master blenders are specifically designed to crush ice for frozen drinks like margaritas and pina coladas.
The centerpiece of the margarita is tequila accented with orange liqueur, lime juice and some form of sugar,'' she says, adding ``the key to making the perfect margarita is balance.
Most Americans don't generally think of tequila as anything other than the key ingredient to a margarita (which is a bit myopic but does have some merit; see "Millionaire's Margarita"), but taste buds north of the Rio Grande have always been known to arrive a little late to the party.
Margaritas at the Frontera Grill and Topolobampo in Chicago are served in their authentic style, on the rocks or straight up.