Best Bartender: Jeff White (Naples)

Jeff White of Naples, voted Best Bartender in 2009

Photo by Sheena Patrick, Sheena Patrick

Jeff White of Naples, voted Best Bartender in 2009

Jeff White of Naples, voted Best Bartender in 2009

Photo by Sheena Patrick

Jeff White of Naples, voted Best Bartender in 2009

Best Bartender Runners-Up: Christian Pennisi (BAR Knoxville), Jeff Smith (Cotton Eyed Joe), Amie Snyder (Sapphire)

Jeff White says he’s learned a lot about higher-end wines in his five years as bartender at Naples, but he’s still able to appreciate a wide range of spirits.

“It depends on the season, but I love scotch, wines, beers—there’s not a drink out there that I absolutely cannot stand,” he says. “I try not to be a snob.” Behind the bar, White has concocted a few specialty drinks, and says a couple of them might make their way onto Naples’ drink menu before long. “Probably my favorite is a Jabberwocky. I love that poem and saw Michael Hedges perform it. It’s equal parts Jack Daniel’s and amaretto and a little bit of honey, a little essence of orange. I put that together for a couple of my friends who are real special.”

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