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

May 28, 2013

Traditionally I shy away from Vodka when tasting spirits.  Faced with this dilemma of flavored vodka products that stand front and center in nearly every bar in America, I've had to draw the...

May 4, 2013

Valley Girls is the uncommon name for an extremely delicious soda syrup.  As I find in life, friends are to be found on the web and the chance meeting of Anea Botton on Four Square opened my...

March 31, 2013

I've fallen for a new craft beer.  Lock, stock and barrel is the term most commonly used.    I cannot explain my passion for this beer other than to say it's a huge surprise....

March 20, 2013

Sake "Pop-Up" Bar Courtesy of Hanna Lee Communications, Inc. Photo Credit: Andrew Kist Japan Week, a three-day festival dedicated to all things Japanese to spur tourism to Japan,...

March 11, 2013

My drinking gnome named Klaus (from the Fabulous Beekman Boys website) Klaus, pictured above is thirsty for a Margarita, but what he really wants is to go to Japan Week. Klaus LOVES Sake and all...

February 20, 2013

Do you want to know what I'm excited about?  Well it's pretty simple.  Tequila.  It's been a long time since I've enjoyed the flavor of the earth as exemplified by the...

February 14, 2013

Spodee and Root, a delicious combination of flavors.  But first, what is Spodee?  Quite simply, Spodee is similar to a Glühwein from Germany.  What is a Glühwein?  It's a...

February 2, 2013

I think one of the most lovely alcoholic flavors that I've ever tasted is the Orleans Apple Aperitif comes from my friend Eleanor Leger in Vermont.  In fact between Sumptuous Syrups of...

January 31, 2013

Just before Christmas-time I asked to receive a kit in the mail as a sample.  It arrived in a nice box with the words clearly written on the outside of the box, Homemade gin kit.  I'd...

January 30, 2013

Barr Hill, located up in Hardwick, Vermont, (up in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont) is a magical place.  There is a certain terroir of the products that hail from this region.  From ice...

January 24, 2013

I'm enthralled by liquors for more than just the obvious buzz.  We all drink for very personal reasons.  Some of mine are the discovery of new flavors and the exemplification of terroir...

January 8, 2013

What would you say if I recommended adding three flavors together that may not necessarily be known to you?  First the Simple Syrup of Roses.  When was the last time that you tasted roses...

December 15, 2012

It's gorgeous stuff, this seemingly handmade bottle of Delirio Mezcal resting, quite calmly in front of me, beckoning me to join in a morning slurp.  Oh sure, it's 9:30 in the morning...

December 11, 2012

The Velvet Tango Room is located off a dimly lit street in Cleveland, Ohio.  I was asked to visit this unique, liquid driven, often sensual boîte- frequented by denizens of the night by the hip...

December 4, 2012

The finest version of macaroni and cheese is not available in the USA.  You must travel to Paris for a version that defies the imagination.  Restaurant Benoit is the place and the food...

November 30, 2012

If I told you that I've become inspired, would you believe me?  I hope so.  Over the past year or so, any use of water at home for cooking gets filtered through my Mavea Inspired Water...

November 21, 2012

When we think about Thanksgiving what often comes to mind in the drinks department is, unfortunately more of the same.  This year I promise to influence your drinking.  I'm going to...

November 13, 2012

Rum: Please forgive me.  I didn't forget you to bourbon, nor gin.  Certainly you haven't seen me review or even discuss candy flavored vodka- why is that so popular?  I didn...

November 8, 2012

The other night we had a lovely dinner at the Blue Morel in Morristown, NJ.  I haven't enjoyed dinner as much in several weeks. The food, the service and the cocktails all were spot on....

October 24, 2012

The holiday named the Day of the Dead is a most popular one in Mexico and beyond.  Once attempted to be eradicated by the Spanish, this month long event is culminated by the eating of a sugar...

October 23, 2012

There is bold, inventive and highly assertive cooking happening at the Ryland Inn, located in Whitehouse, New Jersey.  Chef Anthony Bucco leads his brigade through the dinner rush with the...

October 15, 2012

I want to become a better food, wine and cocktail writer.  But how can I do this?  To achieve my dream, I've taken on a role much more suited to a man half my age.  Food writing is...

October 13, 2012

Bartending is darned hard work.  I may have a talent for mixology- ingredients come easily for me- the combinations of flavors I can visualize in my head.  When I create the drinks that I...

October 9, 2012

I'll admit it.  I'm a carnivore.  There is nothing I like more than tucking into a slab of dry-aged PRIME Beef.  My favorite way of cooking dry aged beef is very simple. Let...

October 8, 2012

Cock 'n Bull Ginger Beer is one of those flavors that just won't leave my mind.  There are many ginger beers on the market today. Some of them good, some great and some truly amazing....