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One of Imbibe magazine’s “25 Most Influential Cocktail Personalities of the Past Century” and one of The Daily Meal’s “60 Coolest People in Food & Drink,” Jeff “Beachbum” Berry is the author of six books on vintage Tiki drinks and cuisine, which Los Angeles magazine dubbed “the keys to the tropical kingdom.”  Esquire calls him “one of the instigators of the cocktail revolution” and  Food & Wine “one of the world’s leading rum experts,” while Las Vegas magazine cites him as “one of the world’s leading mixologists.”   Jeff’s been profiled in the New York Times, Wine Enthusiast magazine, the New Orleans Times-Picayune and the Florida Sun-Sentinel; he’s also been featured in the Wall Street Journal and Every Day with Rachael Ray, as well as on PBS Television, National Public Radio, Martha Stewart Living Radio and Radio Margaritaville.  “A hybrid of street-smart gumshoe, anthropologist and mixologist” (The Los Angeles Times) and “the Indiana Jones of Tiki drinks” (The New York Times), Jeff’s original cocktail recipes have been printed in publications around the world, from Bon Appetit and Fine Cooking magazines to such books as World’s Best Cocktails and the Mr. Boston Official Bartenders Guide.  His drinks have been served at PDT in Manhattan, Le Tiki Lounge in Paris, Smuggler’s Cove in San Francisco, and many other bars from Scandinavia to Australia.  As of October 2014 he began serving them in his own bar-restaurant, Beachbum Berry’s Latitude 29, located in the heart of New Orleans’ historic French Quarter.

One of Imbibe magazine’s “25 Most Influential Cocktail Personalities of the Past Century” and one of The Daily Meal’s “60 Coolest People in Food & Drink,” Jeff “Beachbum” Berry is the author of six books on vintage Tiki drinks and cuisine, which Los Angeles magazine dubbed “the keys to the tropical kingdom.”  Esquire calls him “one of the instigators of the cocktail revolution” and  Food & Wine “one of the world’s leading rum experts,” while Las Vegas magazine cites him as “one of the world’s leading mixologists.”   Jeff’s been profiled in the New York Times, Wine Enthusiast magazine, the New Orleans Times-Picayune and the Florida Sun-Sentinel; he’s also been featured in the Wall Street Journal and Every Day with Rachael Ray, as well as on PBS Television, National Public Radio, Martha Stewart Living Radio and Radio Margaritaville.  “A hybrid of street-smart gumshoe, anthropologist and mixologist” (The Los Angeles Times) and “the Indiana Jones of Tiki drinks” (The New York Times), Jeff’s original cocktail recipes have been printed in publications around the world, from Bon Appetit and Fine Cooking magazines to such books as World’s Best Cocktails and the Mr. Boston Official Bartenders Guide.  His drinks have been served at PDT in Manhattan, Le Tiki Lounge in Paris, Smuggler’s Cove in San Francisco, and many other bars from Scandinavia to Australia.  As of October 2014 he began serving them in his own bar-restaurant, Beachbum Berry’s Latitude 29, located in the heart of New Orleans’ historic French Quarter.