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), A Proper Drink (2016) and 3-Ingredient Cocktails: An Opinionated Guide to the Most Enduring Drinks in the Cocktail Canon (2017).
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.