The Martinez and the Fun Train

Welcome back to CHOW Happy Hour! In this episode, Martin Cate, of Smuggler's Cove in San Francisco, prepares the Martinez, a cocktail some think is the precursor to the martini. While mixing this potent gin, sweet vermouth, and maraschino liqueur cocktail, Cate recounts his first encounter with it—on a train to Reno, Nevada.


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CHOW Happy Hour 12 Episodes

CHOW Happy Hour

Chowhound's Happy Hour video series is hosted by Martin Cate, who owns Smuggler's Cove in San Francisco, a bar devoted to rum drinks. Rather than having Martin show you how to make a drink—pour two ounces of this, add ice, etc.—we wanted to give you the feeling of sitting at his bar enjoying a chat as he makes you a drink. Of course we'll be including recipes for all the drinks you see—just pause and grab a cocktail napkin to scribble on, just like you'd do at a real bar. Stay tuned for a variety of drinks, fun stories, and special guest bartenders.

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