Warren Bobrow’s new book called Cannabis Cocktails, Mocktails & Tonics is so amazingly interesting and beautiful and wonderful! This book is truly what happens when cannabis and mixology collide! Whether you are a cannabis enthusiast or cocktail fan I think you will be mesmerized by this book. You can have a look and get a copy at the following link: http://www.quartoknows.com/books/9781592337347/Cannabis-Cocktails-Mocktails-and-Tonics.html
Interviewing Warren Bobrow was an honor and I insist you check out our chat below!
OG: So, what have you been up to lately?
Wb: Ah… I’ve been quite busy with my brand ambassadorship job in the liquor industry. (The liquor industry? What does that have to do with weed??) I travel all over the United States for my work. It’s quite fulfilling. I love to travel and talk to people along the way.
OG: General inspirations for how you live your life?
Wb: Peaceful and doing what I love. For twenty years I worked in a bank after spending years becoming a trained chef… I lost my first business in Hurricane Hugo in 1989 while living in Charleston, SC.
What a drag!
OG: How much time per day do you spend on cannabis related activities?
Wb: 10 plus. I’m a stoner. I love to smoke pot. It’s me. Like it or not. I have no one to impress at my age… (55)
OG: Can you tell us about your artistic process please. Pot? Patting cats? Pacing?
Wb: Ah.. the nude beach at Sandy Hook in NJ. Yes. That makes it easy! And great weed! Always that. Cats? Absolutely. I’ve been a cat man for, well decades… My last cat lived to 25! A Norwegian Forest Cat named Cadeaux… She passed in late fall of 2015. I’m still very sad. I love to walk in the woods. (No, not naked- that would create some difficulties.)
OG: Any advice for someone who would like to do something creative for a living?
Wb: Take money out of the equation. Oh, don’t get me wrong–you have to make something of yourself, but do it in a way that doesn’t pressure you. Take the time to find what you want to do and just do it! What is your passion?????
OG: How do you feel about edibles?
Wb: I love edibles and am constantly tinkering with them. Of course Cannabis Cocktails is a type of edible–much more creative in my own estimation… but I digress. Infusing THC into alcohol is, pretty cool and you really have to try it! It’s going to be summer soon, try a Dank and Stormy!
OG: How much coffee is too much coffee?
Wb: I like to infuse my coffee with cannabutter, you? (never too much coffee) iced.. Turkish… Drip.. NEVER DECAF. (That’s just awful.)
OG: What hip hop tracks come to mind when you think about drugs?
Wb: I remember hip/hop. But you know, it’s not really my preference in music. I’m much more interested in circular breathing in Jazz. That’s music. Think John Coltrane. Miles Davis… Not that hip/hop–what do you call it?
OG: What’s a groupie?
Wb: A groupie? That’s easy. I have dozens of them, I know exactly what they are.
OG: How do you feel about Feminism?
Wb: I was raised by female wolves on a farm in NJ. I’d have been eaten by now if I didn’t truly believe the power of Feminism.
OG: What do you think the secrets to happiness are?
Wb: Doing what you love always.
OG: When do you think humans should be really brave?
Wb: Absolutely not. I’m afraid of falling, afraid of heights (thank you Outward Bound) afraid of being poor (oh, I’m already that) afraid of being homeless (doing what you love has made this come up often for me…).
OG: How important are beauty, money and fashion?
Wb: How about how important is sensitivity, a sense of class and good manners? Well, I’m not impressed by beauty, money comes and goes pretty easily… and the most well-dressed people may not at all be beautiful nor rich. It’s really just how you carry yourself that matters. And having good manners means opening the car door for your female friends because it’s just a good idea.
OG: Anyone you’d love to work on a project with?
Wb: Anthony Bourdain or Jerry Whiting…
OG: Women you think are amazing?
Wb: Joy Stocke (founder of the Wild River Review, who gave me my first chance at writing–toughest editor I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with.)
OG: What advice would you give to your 19-year-old self?
Wb: I was living in Los Angeles at that time. I wanted to go into the movie biz, but couldn’t get a job as a cameraman. I didn’t know what I wanted to be when I grew up and it took me another nearly four decades to figure that out…
OG: How many cats are too many cats, for one human to live with?
Wb: As I said, I grew up on a farm and there were dozens of cats in my life. I love cats. They are a part of me. All of them…
OG: Where do you think Stoner Heaven is?
Wb: Amsterdam. Probably because I have not experienced the ‘scene’ in Denver, Seattle or Oregon… I love the art… the canals… the bicycles… the food… the weed… huh, I forgot… it was so long ago…
OG: Where should stoners visit in your city?
Wb: They should stay away from my town. Cannabis is still illegal here. But if they find themselves here… in Morristown, NJ, go to the Morristown National Historical Park. George Washington spent several terrible winters here. The walking and bridle paths are filled with the ghosts!
OG: What do you want in return for writing Cannabis Cocktails, Mocktails & Tonics?
Wb: What do I want? Nothing material really. That will come in time. What I really want is a global consciousness. And world peace. And cats. Always cats.
OG: What’s next for you?
Hempfest in Seattle. Then I was asked to be a Cannabis Cup Judge–I’m already a rum judge for the Ministry of Rum, being a Cannabis Cup Judge for High Times is a thrill for my “teenaged” self…
Thank you so much for your time Warren! This interview was a real treat–just like your cannabis cocktails!
You can get a copy of Warren Bobrows fabulous book Cannabis Cocktails, Mocktails & Tonics at the following link: http://www.quartoknows.com/books/9781592337347/Cannabis-Cocktails-Mocktails-and-Tonics.html