Martin Cate (Author and owner of Smuggler’s Cove in San Francisco, USA)

Martin Cate (Author and owner of Smuggler’s Cove in San Francisco, USA)

Martin Cate is a rum and exotic cocktail expert and the owner and creator of Smuggler’s Cove. He is also the author of “Smuggler’s Cove: Exotic Cocktails, Rum, and the Cult of Tiki” (Ten Speed Press, June 2016) with his wife Rebecca Cate.  Martin is a passionate rum collector and conducts educational seminars and officiates rum & cocktail competitions across the United States, Europe and the Caribbean. In 2015, along with partners Alex Smith & John Park, Martin opened Whitechapel  in San Francisco to bring the same passion for history and craft to the world of gin.  He is also the co-owner of Hale Pele  in Portland, False Idol in San Diego, and a partner in Lost Lake  in Chicago.

In 2017  The James Beard Foundation announced “Smuggler’s Cove: Exotic Cocktails, Rum, and the Cult of Tiki” , Written by Martin and Rebecca Cate, as a winner in the beverage category for its 2017 Media Awards and in 2016 Smuggler’s Cove was named Best Cocktail Bar in America.

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