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. Warren served as master mixologist for several brands of liquor.
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.
Bobrow has published four books on mixology and written articles for Saveur magazine, Voda magazine, Whole Foods-Dark Rye, Distiller, Beverage Media, DrinkupNY and many 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. 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.
La Fête de la Gastronomie
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)