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Warren Bobrow live from #Brimfield: The Brimfield Cocktail

The Brimfield Cocktail is the perfect drink for this uber-expansive event located up in the area of Massachusetts known as Brimfield.
It is not a weak cocktail by any form of the word.
This drink is meant to make you spend money.
But why would you want to spend money at Brimfield?
That’s a pretty interesting question. Brimfield is the largest outdoor antique and flea market in the United States.

This bucolic section of the state is just filled with dealers of every thing collectable.
From the mundane to the vividly imaginative- if it says craft or garden design or perhaps fine arts, or even fabulous bed linens, you can find it at Brimfield.

But why would I want to go to Brimfield?

I was invited by The Daily Basics to be their Mixologist for the event in the VIP Tent.
My friend Graham from Tenneyson Absinthe generously donated his explosively delicious Absinthe, Royal Rose Syrups donated their “Rose” Syrup and Bitter End was kind enough to send me some Curry and also their Thai Bitters.

Polar Beverages sent dozens and dozens of flavored seltzer waters from their Bartenders Series making for a boozy afternoon of socializing, cocktail enjoyment and cocktail whispering!
The Brimfield Cocktail takes your mind far off the beaten path of shop, shop, shop. Sometimes you have to sit down, recharge your tired legs and enjoy a couple of “wickedly” powerful cocktails like the Brimfield Cocktail.

Cynthia Bogart and Gretchen Aubucheon did everything they could to make the event absolutely perfect.

The Brimfield Cocktail
(Will absolutely trash at least two of your friends, Danger Level 5 out of 5!!!)

3 Shots Tenneyson Absinthe
1 Shot Bulldog Gin
3 Tablespoons Royal Rose Simple Syrup (Rose)
8 Drops Bitter End Thai Bitters
Polar Seltzer Mint Mojito Seltzer Water
Fresh Mint
In a Cocktail Shaker, fill 1/3 with ice
Add the liquors
Add the Bitters
Add the Syrup
Shake well until frosted on the outside of the shaker
Pour into short rocks glasses
Top with Polar Seltzer Mint Mojito Seltzer
Garnish with fresh mint and a slice of citrus fruit, lemon, lime, orange
Cheers! wb
That said, the Brimfield Cocktail, without further delay

Warren’s first book, Apothecary Cocktails is being published by Quayside/Rockport in November 2013 for the Xmas season. He has published over three hundred articles on everything from cocktail mixology to restaurant reviews in NJ Monthly Magazine. (Served Raw, Drinking in America, DrinkGal.com, Bluewater Vodka, Purity Vodka, Botran Rum, Orleans Apple Aperitif, Marie Brizard, Art in the Age: Root, Snap, Rhuby, Hendricks Gin, Sailor Jerry Rum, Tuthilltown Spirits, Bitter Cube, Bitter Truth, Bitter End-Bitters, Bitters, Old Men…etc. etc.)
He’s written food articles and news for Edible Jersey, Chutzpah Magazine, NJ Monthly, Serious Eats, Daily Candy (Philadelphia) Rambling Epicure (Geneva, Switzerland)
Warren is the cocktail writer/mixologist for Foodista. He is a former trained chef who began as a dishwasher/potscrubber. He has also bar-tended at the four star Ryland Inn, located in NJ.
Warren is the On-Whiskey Columnist for Okra Magazine in New Orleans.
He is also a Ministry of Rum judge.
Warren is a self-taught photojournalist and shoots with the venerable Leica M8.


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