Jeffrey Morgenthaler

Jeffrey Morgenthaler

Jeffrey Morgenthaler is an award-winning bartender and author from Portland, Oregon. He has worked behind the bar full-time since 1996 everywhere from neighborhood taverns and college nightclubs to fine restaurants and upscale cocktail bars. He is the co-owner of Portland’s newest cocktail bar, Pacific Standard.

Prior to this, he managed the seven-time James Beard Award-nominated bar program at Clyde Common, and the highly celebrated Pepe Le Moko. Jeffrey has been writing about his experience with bartending and cocktails for several years at his website, He is the best-selling author of the world’s first book devoted entirely to cocktail technique, The Bar Book: Elements of Cocktail Technique.

Playboy magazine named him one of the top ten mixologists in the United States, Food and Wine Magazine named him one of the ten most influential bartenders of the past decade, Drinks International voted him the 9th most influential bartender in the world, and Thrillist named him one of the 15 most influential bartenders of the past hundred years.

In 2018, he released his second book, Drinking Distilled and was a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers, where he, fortunately, didn’t burn the place down with his version of the classic flaming coffee drink, the Spanish Coffee.

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