Michael Neff

Michael Neff is a veteran bartender, cocktail consultant and founder and beverage director of The Cottonmouth Club. He lives in Houston.


Neff has more than 25 years of experience behind the bar and has run several beverage programs over his career. He once wrote a regular drink column for Serious Eats and in 2020 created The Cottonmouth Club Presents Podcast. In addition to The Cottonmouth Club, he has been a partner in several bars, including Ward III and The Rum House in New York.


 Bachelor of Science in chemistry from University of Washington

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