In this week's episode of CHOW Happy Hour, Martin Cate, owner of Smuggler's Cove in San Francisco, shows us that a holiday party doesn't have to be all spiked cider and boozy eggnog. Drawing inspiration from a friend's latke party, Martin mixes it up with a fresh and fruity spiced holiday sangría.
Wake Up with a Coffee Cocktail
In this week's episode of CHOW Happy Hour, Martin Cate, owner of Smuggler's Cove in San Francisco, is joined by one of his bartenders, Reza Esmaili. Reza makes the Rear Admiral Swizzle, a spirited coffee-and-citrus cocktail, and recounts how it was invented after a heavy night of drinking.
How to Remove Stains with a Lemon
Add salt for tough spills.
How to Cut with a Chef's Knife
Don't saw your celery. Don't stab at your sprouts. Cut the way Jeffrey Elliot (who literally wrote the book on knife skills) shows you in this video.
How to Open a Beer with a Pen
Push down, not up.
How to Open a Beer Bottle With a Carabiner
On the off chance that a bottle opener is not around but a carabiner is. Daniel Duane opens a bottle of beer with a piece of rock climbing equipment.