Donn Beach

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Identified by Imbibe Magazine as one of “The Top 25 Most Influential Cocktail Personalities of the Past Century”[1]:

"The forefather of modern tiki and creator of the Zombie cocktail, Donn Beach (born Ernest Raymond Beaumont-Gantt) opened his first Polynesian-themed restaurant Don the Beachcomber in Los Angeles in 1934. Spawning a multi-generational tiki craze, tiki wouldn’t be what is today without him."