10 Questions with Warren Bobrow

Happy International Talk Like a Pirate Day! To celebrate we’ve got a special interview with author and “Cocktail Whisperer” Warren Bobrow all about rum!

1. How did you get involved with the world of cocktails and spirits?

Originally I trained to be a chef- This was back in the mid-1980’S- before recorded time really. I owned and founded a fresh pasta biz down In Charleston, SC- I lost it in Hurricane Hugo in 1989. I had bartended a few times while working as a cook- And it seemed like a good job for someone like myself who has the ‘Gift of Gab’… Fast forward past a 20-year career in banking- Back to my 50th birthday- when I went over to the Ryland Inn, located in NJ- and asked for a job as a bartender. Chris James, the Bar Manager told me he didn’t need a bartender, but he did need a bar back (not a glamorous job) and I was hired. But I had been writing about spirits, wine and food for a couple years- but I really had no idea just how hard it was! Physical Labor! Long Hours! Not Pretty! I held on for a year- and built my chops. How many cocktail writers do you know who worked as a bartender? Very few- and fewer still started at the bottom and worked their way up.

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Warren Bobrow, Mezcal: At Suite Silenceo & House of Elyx Podcast!

  • We talk with our friend Warren Bobrow.  We caught up with Warren at a pool party on the rooftop of Hotel Montelegone during Tales of the Cocktail 2017.
  • Also, we travel to Suite Silenceo and House of Elyx for two amazing Tales of the Cocktail events, and learn more about El Silenceo Mezcal and Absolute Elyx.
    • Method: Freeze in a slushy machine and serve

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CANNABIS: IT’S WHAT’S FOR DINNER

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Today on Recommended Reading with Food Book Fair we explore the world of culinary cannabis with two leaders in the field — Warren Bobrow, author of Cannabis Cocktails and Jennifer Shelbo, former pastry chef turned expert in cannabis farming and sustainability.

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Podcast discussing “Cannabis Cocktails, Mocktails & Tonics”

This week Bartender Journey speaks with me about my ground breaking book “Cannabis Cocktails, Mocktails & Tonics“!

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Google+ Hangouts OnAir Broadcast;

Wednesday March 2, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM

 Hangouts On Air – Broadcast for free

Join us for a free live-stream with Warren Bobrow as he demonstrates a few cocktails from his new book: Cannabis Cocktails, Mocktails, & Tonics: The Art of Spirited Drinks and Buzz-Worthy Libations

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Bobrow will explain how the cannabis-driven apothecary of the past has suddenly become very relevant with Cannabis legalization on the periphery.

Demonstration Includes:
• A basic decarbing using the microwave
• How to infuse decarbed Cannabis into Bourbon Whiskey using heat in a double boiler
• A Moscow Mule with Q-Ginger Beer and explain why you shouldn’t have more than one cocktail per hour and what to do if you have too much
• A Gin and Tonic with Barr Hill Gin and Tonic from Q-Drinks finished with bitters made with Cannabis Tincture for scent and color

The original apothecarians and many country medicine/folk healers used cannabis tinctures as part of their healing regiment. From the inactive forms of THCA and CBDA used for medicinal purposes to fully decarbed versions, strains in both the Indica (night time) and Sativa (day time) have become more mainstream. Individual strains of Cannabis may actually alleviate many ills that force people to their doctors in the first place. It’s “high” time for this essential healing ingredient to be embraced once again.

As we have seen the explosion of hand-crafted bitters behind the bar and the use of syrups, infusions, tinctures and tonics- along with craft sodas and even Colonial techniques like punches and cobblers, the use of Cannabis extracts in Craft Cocktails has become an important trend that is only just beginning.

Warren Bobrow is a mixologist, chef, and writer known as the Cocktail Whisperer. Bobrow has published three books on mixology and written articles for Saveur magazine, Voda magazine, Whole Foods-Dark Rye, Distiller, Beverage Media, DrinkupNY and other periodicals. He has written for SoFAB Magazine at the Southern Food and Beverage Museum and has written restaurant reviews for New Jersey Monthly. He has also contributed to the Sage Encyclopedia of Food Issues and the Oxford Encyclopedia edition named Savoring Gotham: A Food Lover’s Companion to New York City

Previous books include:
Apothecary Cocktails: Restorative Drinks from Yesterday and Today
Whiskey Cocktails: Rediscovered Classics and Contemporary Craft Drinks
Bitters and Shrub Syrup Cocktails: Restorative Vintage Cocktails, Mocktails & Elixirs