Making That Perfect Cupreata Margarita

This classic is thought to have been invented in 1938, created by the bar owner Carlos “Danny” Herrera at his restaurant Rancho La Gloria, in Baja California, a state of Mexico.

It came about as one of his customers, a known dancer at the time, was allergic to almost all spirits, except for tequila and this tasty cocktail ensued.


5 cl Mezcal Amores Cupreata
3 cl FAIR. Kumquat Liqueur (this is the most delicious liqueur!)
4 cl lime juice
0.5 cl Agave syrup


It’s also very simple to make. Muddle together all the ingredients with ice and give it a good old shake in a cocktail maker.

Get a martini glass and run a cut lime around the rim, and dip in salt.

Then double-strain the alcohol into the martini glass.

What do you think?

Written by Lisa Yarde

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