Christian Tenney

Development Officer at the Jefferson Foundation
Christian Tenney

The founder of Cocktails 101° Consulting, Monticello’s Christian Tenney has blended his background in historic preservation with his passion for cocktail and beverage culture into a side career. With over a decade of primary source historic cocktail book research and a technical database background, Tenney spends his free time indexing, cataloging, and vetting punch, cocktail, and soda fountain recipes into his comprehensive cocktail database. Though never a bartender, he has spoken on the topic of liquid history at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and Cedar Grove. Tenney has created custom cocktails for Road & Track Magazine and other clients, and constantly educates friends, family, and colleagues about the finer points of historic drink making – whether they wish to learn so or not.

And oh, yes. Tenney currently works in the development department for the Thomas Jefferson Foundation.