WB: In my former life working in the craft-spirits business, I created a life for myself as a Master Mixologist for a global liquor company. Through this intriguing dialogue of flavor, over sheer intoxication, and through the magic of global events such as the Moscow Bar Show, and Tales of the Cocktail, I came to the realization that most cocktail syrups and mixers are corn sugar soaked messes, without much natural flavor, nor aromatics of real fruit. These ubiquitous mixers that force less than natural flavors upon the consumer are not my focus, nor my friends, as I seek the real thing. Flavor that leaps from that glass sitting in front of you. Color that is vibrant, and natural in scope. There is an unspoken-magic that takes place when a well-crafted cocktail is built with the finest hand-produced ingredients available. This product is Fruitations. My life changed that moment that I started using it in my craft cocktails. I took bottles of this salubrious liquid elixir to the Moscow Bar Show in Russia, and then used them to blast the antiquated concept that all cocktails must be overly sweet, out into space. The back-story is most cocktails in Russia are made to be overly sweet, as this comes from being denied sugar for a hundred or so years, so their deeply potent, sweet-tooth is well-known. When the participants of my master-classes on mixology tried the Tangerine Fruitations, they were astonished. It’s not overly sugared, and then any sugar that exists in the mix is pure cane, instead of corn based sugar! This is brilliant! So I learned, by utilizing Allison’s brilliant syrups in my creative mixology, her flavors were going to make me a star. Later on I discovered that we are both May 20th babies, and the friendship was cemented. Just as I found by utilizing Fruitations in my craft cocktail experiments.I even used Fruitations Grapefruit and the above mentioned Tangerine- (brilliant stuff) in my appearance, making cocktails on the TV Show named Viceland Live recently. Allison’s Tangerine Syrup made me look fabulous! Thank you, my friend for creating such deeply passionate and positive flavors for others to enjoy.
I’m constantly intrigued by young people who have big dreams. Especially those who understand how hard it is to make a success out of themselves, like Nadir Pearson. Through my digging a bit deeper, I found that he has a personal connection to the Ardent Lift, which is the little machine that I find irresistible when I decarb cannabis. The Magical Butter Machine, or the LEVO are great next steps for edibles and drinkable cannabis, but that’s another topic for another day.
Mixologist, Author and Cannabis Alchemist, Warren Bobrow shares his views on Cannabis Infused Drinks Market.
Warren Bobrow is a Banker-turned-Chef, Bartender/Mixologist and a world-renowned author. He is better known as “The Cocktail Whisperer”. Warren is a Cannabis Alchemist and is currently involved in the development of cannabis-infused craft drinks. Bobrow also writes for Forbes Website and many magazines and publications. He has published 5 books on mixology such as Apothecary Cocktails, Whiskey Cocktails, Bitters and Shrub Syrup Cocktails, Cannabis Cocktails, The Craft Cocktail Compendium. Warren in an exclusive interview with Cannabis Drinks Expo team shared his views on emerging Cannabis Infused Drinks Market.
Chongo=Bong Crystal Voyager=pipe WARREN BOBROW: IPHONE X
A couple months ago, the extremely kind and generous artists at Summerland sent me a Chongo and a Crystal Voyager for review. I had a bong already from an earlier article, a Session Bong, with its good looking and easy to hold lines, but when the Chongo arrived it was shelved. Mostly because I’m not a bong guy. I am pretty old-fashioned in my cannabis consumption, and I am not looking to maximize my experience by ingesting large amounts of smoke in a forthright, concentrated manner. I utilize my Genius Pipe, so easy on the lungs, and just the right amount of smoke. But when I have the hankering for something a bit more intense, I reach for my water-pipe to cool that smoke, and offer a bit of a lift. So, my writing about the Summerland Bong and pipe in Forbes, took a Social Media note from Summerland to remind me of my obligations, one that I take very seriously. Sorry for my negligence, I’ve been a bit busy…
Rene Descartes stated: “I think, therefore I am”, and nothing could lead me closer to finding the truth than enjoying this specific path to enlightenment. How is this done in the modern context?
By slipping a couple of these tasty little SUM Microdose charms under your tongue, that’s how. Micro-dosing tiny sublingual mints of the highest quality brings the curious CBD and THC imbiber closer to the true meaning of healing. This can be achieved in very small ways. How is this done? Each perfectly formed mint has a curiously refreshing quality in each micro-dosed sublingual. The label states focus and what is delivered does just that, in a precision dosed amount that balances CBD (the healing substance in cannabis, and in hemp), and THC, found in cannabis. When THC is balanced against CBD, a curious conundrum known as the Entourage Effect takes place. Contrary to the popular belief that higher THC levels are more important towards, ‘getting high’ than low THC levels. And those that balance CBD to THC are right on the money.
I discovered Jessica on the Inter-web, it may have been @Twitter, but I have a feeling it may have been @instagram, but that really doesn’t matter. Where it should have been was LinkedIn, because after lightly editing Jessica’s responses to my questions, I realized that her passion was, and will always be a creative one. And that impressed me greatly, because my path mirrored hers, finance, creativity. The struggle to succeed at something that is so untested, so stigmatized. So wrong in many people’s eyes. Too bad. More for us, I always have said. And Jessica Cadmus is unafraid of being herself. She has led the kind of life that belies her years, whatever they are, she has achieved amazing things. Entrepreneur? Check, Business Woman? Check. Bagel maker? Really? So read on, and please discover a female entrepreneur who is making a product that is bespoke, and elegant. Crafty and polished. Jessica sent one to me, and at first I didn’t know what to do with it. But as Hermes is to a woman’s purse, Rogue Paq is to cannabis accoutrements. Elegance, Guts and Determination. All wrapped up into a little thing we call success. Thank you Jessica for being the person who is intent on being herself. One stitch at a time. Cheers! wb
AlpinStash Founder Danny Murr-Sloat tending to his garden PHOTO COURTESY: ALPINSTASH
Danny Murr-Sloat is shaking the luxury cannabis market by breeding and cultivating his own select cultivars— AlpinStash OriginalsLemmiwinks, Sparrow King, Falkor, Grape Grimoire, and Platinum Tiger Cookies— in a fashion that is uniquely his own. Danny is both intriguing and pragmatic. His methodology is organic in procedure, with some very special techniques added that he happily shares with his fellow growers. I was immediately impressed that Danny is not “Chasing THC,” which I believe is the downfall to the cannabis industry. After I had my cannabis DNA tested, I realized that the “Chasing THC” theory is flawed. My body, and that of many others, should not be using only high THC cultivars. Low THC and a balance of THC/CBD is far healthier, when growing medically applicable cannabis. Danny has forged his own path, impressing Colorado’s cannabis connoisseurs. In this interview, he discusses indoor growing and the lack of a traditional terroir. I think his answer to indoor cultivation is brilliant, and it shows that flavor and quality shine through in their own, intimate manner. AlpinStash is raising the bar towards an even more visually pleasing, flavorful and aromatically driven cannabis. One of my main concerns with indoor growing is the lack of individuality, but AlpinStash retains all the visceral characteristics of hand-tended, luxury cannabis, and then adds their own individuality—their own signature. Luxury cannabis has never tasted so good! Now, without further adieu, may I present the founder of revered micro-cultivation brand AlpinStash. Please allow me the pleasure of sharing with you, Danny Murr-Sloat.