Video: How To Peel Garlic with a Cocktail Shaker

updated May 2, 2019
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You’ve probably seen the trick for peeling a whole head of garlic in 10 seconds, but what if you only need a couple cloves? We found a quick way to peel a few cloves of garlic — and have a lot of fun doing it!

Have you seen Saveur’s original video?

This is of course an homage to the now famous garlic-shaking trick as performed by Todd Coleman in this video from Saveur. Have you seen it?

And one important tip.

Any cocktail shaker will do for our version of the trick, although I prefer to use a spare shaker so my garlic doesn’t ever come into contact with my cocktails!

What’s your favorite way to peel garlic?

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