Philip is the author of TO HAVE AND HAVE ANOTHER: A Hemingway Cocktail Companion, A DRINKABLE FEAST: A Cocktail Companion to 1920s Paris, and THE MANHATTAN: The Story of the First Modern Cocktail.
By day, Philip serves as Trademark and Internet Counsel for the U.S. Marine Corps, stationed at the Pentagon, and he lives in Washington, DC. In 2007, Philip and his family lived here in Wellington; he was the InternetNZ Senior Research Fellow in Cyberlaw, and was on the faculty at Victoria University School of Law, where he taught a course on Internet and intellectual property law.
Greene is one of the founders of The Museum of the American cocktail in New Orleans. He is a sought-after speaker on topics within cocktail history, as well as a mixology consultant for restaurants and institutions across the world.
A descendant of the Peychaud family of New Orleans, Greene counts among his ancestors the illustrious Antoine Amedee Peychaud, the nineteenth-century New Orleans pharmacist who created Peychaud's Bitters (essential to a true Sazerac) and is credited with coining the term "cocktail."