Warren Bobrow

Warren's Fourth Book, Cannabis Cocktails is now in Pre-Sell from Quarto Books and all the usual places!


His current release, Bitters and Shrub Syrup Cocktails takes the thirsty reader on a ride into the not so distant past.  This trip takes stops along the way to sate the reader's thirst and make them hungry as well.  Let's just say it's everything Apothecary Cocktails is and then some. 

Warren's SECOND book, titled Whiskey Cocktails is also on the market


  It's available from your local independent bookseller and from both Amazon & Barnes and Noble. 

As well as on all eReaders.

Apothecary Cocktails started this ride- It was nominated for a Spirited Award at the 2014 Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans. 

Warren Bobrow is the Food and Drink Editor of Wild River Review located in Stockton, New Jersey 


You may find him on the web at: http://www.cocktailwhisperer.com 


Warren taught mixology at Stonewall Kitchen- the art of Shrubs, Bitters and Mock-Tails in July, 2014. 

He wrote about Shrubs for Whole Foods!  http://www.darkrye.com/cultivate4/#shrubadubdub

Warren traveled to Abruzzo in Italy in 2013 on a press trip about wine.  A gift from the gods of olive oil and great wine!

He was one of 12 journalists world-wide, and the only journalist from the USA to participate in the Fête de la Gastronomie for Atout, France- in 2012.

 Warren can be easily found at Tales of the Cocktail... 

Warren demo'd freestyle mixology at the International Food Bloggers Conference in Portland, Oregon. (2012)

Warren judged the Iron Mixology competition at the Charleston Wine and Food Festival (2012)

Warren has published over three hundred articles on everything from cocktail mixology to restaurant reviews to travel articles.

To discussing reinvention after 50. 

He is a trained chef, more comfortable as a great cook though.... started his career as a pot scrubber at the York Harbor Inn in York Harbor, Maine in 1986.  and that was after four years at Emerson College.

Working in television in NYC was a drag... overnight engineering.. a bit of hard news.. murders and mayhem while at WPIX-11.  Not for him... then the TV Lab at WNET-13 which led to Danceteria working the elevator and the video lounge.  

Wuthering Heights? 

Warren next apprenticed as a line cook for the late Jim Ledue at Alberta's in Portland, Maine.  Jim fired Warren.  Best thing that ever happened to him.

Moved to Charleston, SC to attend Johnson/Wales .  While in Charleston Warren the owner and co- founderof Olde Charleston Pasta. 

He was the former executive chef at the Primerose House and Tavern in Charleston, SC, where he tasted a mint julep, then said it was lovely stuff.

He spent Hurricane Hugo (1989) in Charleston.  Olde Charleston Pasta was sold thereafter.  


Then came an strange tale of a TWENTY YEAR career in Private Banking as an Executive Assistant... Starting as a bank teller.

Oh No!!!!

Fast forward to 2009 when he was OFF-SHORED!!!!  Finally he had his chance to REINVENT, YET AGAIN!!!!  First things first... Joy Stocke gave him his start at the Wild River Review.   The toughest editor he's ever work for.

Warren was # 30 in Saveur Magazine's 100 in 2010, for his writing about the humble Tuna Melt.

He's written food and cocktail articles and news for Prevention Magazine, Okra Magazine in New Orleans, Edible Jersey, Voda Magazine, Tasting Table, Serious Eats and Total Food Service Magazine.

Warren attended the Kentucky Derby and the Oaks Day Races 2012, while on assignment for Voda Magazine.

He writes for the "Fabulous Beekman 1802 Boys" as their cocktail writer.  (Klaus, The Soused Gnome)

He also writes for The Daily Basics, Chilled Magazine, DrinkupNY, Beverage Journal and many others. 

Warren has written for Williams-Sonoma on the blog side.

He was in Whole Foods/Dark Rye Magazine on the topic of Shrubs- incidentally the title of his THIRD BOOK is Bitters and Shrub Syrup Cocktails  

It's coming out April 2015.  

He is a Ministry of Rum judge  from 2010 in SF.  


Headshot photograph taken at the Ministry of Rum in San Francisco- August 2010

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Posts by Warren Bobrow

December 11, 2014

Foodista guest contributor Christine Dionese caught up with friend and cocktail enthusiast, Chuck Cerankosky, co-owner of lively New York restaurants, Good Luck and Cure to learn how to simplify in...

December 11, 2014

Day Drinking- or morning drinking.  The time that I'm most on target and my palate is ready to be charmed.  Why should this morning be any different? Greeted with a nice steaming cup of...

December 9, 2014

When I set out to find whiskies that were available around the country for Xmas giving, I knew it wasn't going to be easy.  My focus is mostly on the craft side of the business.  With...

December 9, 2014

I got a lovely email the other day that I want to share with you.  "If you think your followers might be interested they can use coupon code IceCubes and get 15% off. http://amzn.to/...

December 7, 2014

There was this email that I received several months ago.  Would I like to make some cocktails for an exclusive food salon located in Princeton, NJ? Would I?  How could I possibly say no....

December 3, 2014

By now you may know that I am passionate about ice.  I love when it is crystal clear and shaped in a perfect cube.  There is something about the water up here that makes perfectly clear ice...

November 16, 2014

I'm really passionate about ice in my cocktails.  Bring me a drink with 1/4 cube ice and you fail.  Just like that.   A drink should speak clearly of the quality of the ingredients...

November 3, 2014

Bomberger's Whisky is a marvelous find.  Made in the fashion of the old days of whiskey before the blood-lust of corn took hold over the jagged elegance of rye, this whiskey has guts and...

November 3, 2014

There is something to say about refreshment and digestion.  First of all let’s look at refreshment before a hearty meal. Enter one of my favorite aperitifs.  Branca Menta.  Yes....

October 27, 2014

I'm fascinated by antiquity.  The flavors that are imprinted into our DNA through hundreds of years of tasting are the ones that make the most sense for me to drink.  This is why you...

October 25, 2014

I think that I’ve found the perfect coffee liqueur.  It’s not from Europe, nor the Caribbean either.  Usually my go/to for coffee liqueur is something from Belgium made by...

October 22, 2014

With the arrival of the cooler weather that says fall and the business of finding unique products for the holidays following soon thereafter, nothing to me is more intriguing than three brand new...

September 29, 2014

I would be lying if I told you that I paid much attention to the genre of pre-mixed cocktail.  They just haven't been on my radar and probably for good reason.  What you can buy here in...

September 28, 2014

Rum is the language of the British Virgin Islands.  I discovered this while seeking both while sailing just off Jost Van Dyke, a rum soaked island in these waters.  During the 1980's I...

September 26, 2014

I recently spoke to Paul Hletko, the founder of FEW Spirits in Illinois.  It's been a while since I embarked on this project, known as the Five Questions, and I beg your time to read the...

September 23, 2014

What do you mean by saying that Penny Packer is the best bourbon that you've NEVER heard of?  Well it's true.  With all the hubub over the provenance of certain liquors, it's...

September 17, 2014

Whiskey Cocktails is coming out in a few short weeks, so it seems to reason that my mailbox is suddenly full of whiskey! In this case I've received several fine bottles that I'd like to share...

September 16, 2014

I just have to tell you about my new book, Whiskey Cocktails.  But first allow me to share with you a most fantastic gin from Spain.  Spain you say?  Do they even make gin in Spain?...

September 16, 2014

My friend Christine Dionese asked me the other day if I'd consider publishing her on Foodista.  And it got me thinking, why should I stand to have all the fun?  I should share a bit,...

August 30, 2014

I just received two bottles of bourbon from Tennessee.  Tennessee Bourbon you say?  What is that?  I thought all whiskey from Tennessee had a black label on it? Well to be perfectly...

August 19, 2014

It's got to be a pretty good reason for me to open a bottle of rum before noon, or even before ten in the morning.  But I swear that the air smelled just like rum this morning.  There...

August 12, 2014

I really don't like tasting strong liquor without food available.  Why is that?  Because in the real world, people like to drink with food available, preferably alongside.  It'...

August 9, 2014

It was just around this time last year that I started feeling really excited about the forthcoming release of Apothecary Cocktails.  This year I have another surprise!  My second book!...

August 6, 2014

Azzurre is a sipping vodka.  I found it to be quite sumptuous, prepared very simply- so that the aromatics could shine- without being covered up by inexpensive and harsh, artificially flavored...

August 6, 2014

Did it take going to Tales of the Cocktail to try Broker's Gin?  I have to say yes because where I live in New Jersey they haven't even heard of Broker's.  Much less the...