Robert Simonson writes about cocktails, spirits and bars for the New York Times. He is the author of The Old-Fashioned: The Story of the World's First Classic Cocktail (2014) and A Proper Drink (September 2016).
The past year brought to light issues of sexism and diversity within the bar community, forcing the drinks world to take a hard look at itself.
From mezcal mania to Japanese-style highballs, Robert Simonson lays out the cocktail and spirits trends that will make a difference in 2018.
In "Bar Review," Robert Simonson revisits New York's OG Japanese cocktail bar to see how the trailblazer of the craft cocktail movement has fared nearly a quarter-century on.