Attendees of the Miami Rum Festival and Trade Expo might be sampling some cocktails of a different ilk at the Cannabis Cocktails Seminar.

Warren Bobrow Cannabis Cocktails SeminarWarren Bobrow, mixologist, chef, and writer known as the Cocktail Whisperer is a freelance mixologist specializing in Craft Spirits and the implementation of specialty bar, cocktail and ice programs. Among his most popular books is “Cannabis Cocktails, Mocktails and Tonics.”

Cannabis Cocktails Seminar

The Miami Rum Renaissance Festival and Trade Expo will be presenting a unique seminar featuring “special cocktails” with Warren Bobrow and Fwaygo Joe on Sunday, April 23 at 5pm. This is a free seminar for attendees of the Grand Rum Tasting event from 1 to 6pm. http://www.miamirumfest.com/seminars/

Cannabis Cocktails: The Book

Cannabis CocktailsCannabis Cocktails (Fair Winds Press / $22.99) is a collection of 75 recipes of cannabis-influenced cocktails — from cocktails incorporating cannabis infused liquors to drinks featuring cannabis bitters and tinctures, as well as drinks flavored with cannabis smoke.

The author invites the reader to learn the history of cannabis as a social drug and its growing acceptance to becoming a medicinal. Look beyond cocktails and create successful tonics, syrups, shrubs, bitters, compound butter and exotic infused oil to use in any drink. Start your day with coffee, tea, and milk-based cannabis beverages for healing and relaxation. Get your afternoon pick-me-up with gut healing shrubs and mood enhancing syrups. Make cooling lemonades and sparking herbal infusions to soothe the fevered brow. Then, have an after dinner herbal-based cannabis drink for relaxation at the end of a good meal. https://www.amazon.com/Cannabis-Cocktails-Mocktails-Tonics-Buzz-Worthy/dp/1592337341/

Miami Rum Renaissance Festival

The annual Miami Rum Renaissance Festival and Trade Expo offers an opportunity to sample hundreds of fine rums from the Caribbean and beyond for two days at the DoubleTree Miami Airport Hotel, April 22-23, 2017. Celebrity seminars, master classes, live entertainment, and a VIP Tasting Bar round out the activities. Admission begins at $75. www.MiamiRumFest.com

Seminars and Master Classes

Among the other seminars and master classes offered at the rum festival are Leonardo Pinto on Rum and Chocolate Pairings; noted author Dave Broom on the rum tasting flavor map; Spanish tiki bartender Oriol Elias on the structure of the tiki cocktail; Tiki By The Numbers, a methodical approach to analyzing the critical components of rum cocktails; Theories of Fermentation and Distillation by Bryan Davis of Lost Spirits; and Carol Cortright, Owner of Roadside Attraction fashion accessories on Tiki In The Big Easy.

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