A sad news for the drinking world; better known as ‘DR Mixologist’ 50-year-old Darryl Robinson was found dead in his Bed-Stuy apartment Wednesday morning.
“One of New York’s most popular connoisseurs, Robinson has turned bartending into an art…”
Jones Magazine pronounced.
Darryl Robinson, the former star of “Drink Up” on The Cooking Channel who was found unresponsive by NYPD, said during an interview in 2012 that he never dreamed of becoming a nationally recognized bartender.
Alerted by a close friend of Robinson’s, officers entered in his Greene Ave. home to find him in a second-floor bedroom with no signs of trauma on his body.
Darryl, a Long Island native cut his teeth at the trendy Hudson Bar in between jobs and built his own alcohol empire, DR Mixologist. His love for mixology began at his childhood home bar where his family entertained. His natural talent for mixology grew through college bartending jobs in famed establishments such as The Kings Arms Tavern in Williamsburg, VA, where he became inspired by innovative cocktail creations.
One of his favorite quotes,
“Learn from the mistakes of others, you can’t live long enough to make them all yourself”
Robinson had literally a fun, outgoing, bubbly, lovely among other adjectives nice personality, friends and family are beyond shocked and confused about his sudden death. But we can not imagine what his girlfriend or boyfriend could be going through or even if he was in a romantic relationship with a special someone.
Darryl dedicated his life to his art. He made frequent TV guest appearances on “Extra!” (2010), “Access
Hollywood Live” (2012), “Wendy Williams” (2012), “NBC Nightly News” (2013), “VH1 Big Morning Buzz Live” (2012), “The Today Show” (2012) and “Dr Oz” (2012) where he creates specialty cocktails with celebrity co-hosts.
He has also been featured in print, TV and radio media including USA Today, New York Times, Washington Post, Huffington Post among others.
A friend, Maggie Mistal told the NYdaily news
“He really worked at making himself a brand and made a career out of it. He always wanted to do more, be bigger,”
The medical examiner will determine the cause of Robinson’s death. No drugs were found in his apartment, law enforcement sources said.