Warren Bobrow is a mixologist, chef, and writer known as the Cocktail Whisperer. Bobrow is a freelance mixologist specializing in Craft Spirits. He has developed bar programs and implemented their cocktail and ice programs. He also served as master mixologist for several brands of liquor, and has taught classes on spirits and cocktails all over the world, including an advanced class on rum at the Moscow Bar Show. He taught the fine art of social media and food writing at the New School in New York as well as classes on creative cocktails and mocktails at Stonewall Kitchen in Maine.
Early life and education
Bobrow was born in Morristown, New Jersey. He attended Westmont Montessori School and Gill St. Bernard’s School before graduating from Morristown-Beard School in 1980. Bobrow then completed his bachelor’s degree in communications and film at Emerson College in Boston Massachusetts in 1985. He worked as a dishwasher at York Harbor, Maine and as a television engineer at WNET-TV, NY’s PBS station.
Bobrow later studied culinary arts at Johnson & Wales University and opened Olde Charleston Pasta in Charleston, South Carolina. The company served as the state’s first manufacturer of fresh pasta until Hurricane Hugo devastated its plant. Returning to school, Bobrow studied food writing at New School University and the French Culinary Institute between 2009 and 2010.
Warren has written hundreds of articles on cocktails and food for Chilled Magazine, Saveur, Whole Foods/Dark Rye, Total Food Service, Eater, Voda, Serious Eats, Foodista, Distiller, Sip and Beverage Media as well as many other international outlets. He has also written for the Oxford Encyclopedia: Gotham issue and the Sage Encyclopedia of Food Issues. He has forthcoming research being published in the History of Food and Drink of New Jersey by Wiley Publishing. He has written for SoFAB Magazine at the Southern Food and Beverage Museum and has written restaurant reviews for New Jersey Monthly. Warren recently traveled to Asheville, NC to participate in the Cocktail Week. Warren attends Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans and was nominated for a Spirited Award. Warren was in the Saveur Magazine “100” in 2010. To date, Bobrow has published five books on mixology.
La Fête de la Gastronomie
Warren was a 2010 Ministry of Rum judge, and in 2012, Bobrow traveled to Burgundy, France to attend La Fête de la Gastronomie, France’s national food festival. He was the only food journalist from the United States to participate in the festival.
- Apothecary Cocktails: Restorative Drinks from Yesterday and Today (2013)
- Whiskey Cocktails: Rediscovered Classics and Contemporary Craft Drinks (2014)
- Bitters and Shrub Syrup Cocktails: Restorative Vintage Cocktails, Mocktails & Elixirs (2015)
- Cannabis Cocktails, Mocktails & Tonics: The Art of Spirited Drinks & Buzz-Worthy Libations (2016)
- The Craft Cocktail Compendium: Contemporary Interpretations and Inspired Twists on Time-Honored Classics (2017)
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