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RumXP: Martin Cate

Martin Cate is a San Francisco-based rum and exotic cocktail expert and the creator of Smuggler's Cove San Francisco - a bar designed to celebrate the diversity and versatility of the world's most exciting spirit: Rum.

Smuggler's Cove created an innovative new approach to rum by featuring cocktails from over three centuries of rum history: From the oldest colonial drinks to the exotic cocktails of legendary tiki bars & beyond. The Sunday Times of London has named Smuggler's Cove one of the 50 Greatest Bars on Earth. In a global industry survey for Drinks International Magazine, Smuggler's Cove has been named one of the Top 50 Bars in the World in 2011, 2012, and 2013. Smuggler's Cove was also named one of America's Best Bars in 2013 by Esquire Magazine and in 2012 by Playboy Magazine, North American Cocktail Lounge of the Year at the 2011 Nightclub & Bar Awards, and one of the Top 100 Bars in America by Food & Wine Magazine for three years running. More information about Smuggler's Cove can be found at www.smugglerscovesf.com

Martin and his original cocktails have been featured in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Bon Appétit, The Atlantic, GQ, and many more. He is also a passionate rum collector, having been to dozens of distilleries around the world. He conducts educational seminars and judges rum & cocktail competitions across the United States, Europe and the Caribbean.

San Francisco Bay

Smuggler's Cove


Smuggler's Cove: www.smugglerscovesf.com

Martin Cate: MartinCate.com