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Robert Simonson

New York Times
Spirits/Cocktail Writer
New York, NY
Robert Simonson writes about cocktails, spirits, bars and bartenders for the New York Times, where he had been a contributor since 2000. He is the author of the acclaimed 2014 book "The Old-Fashioned: The World's First Classic Cocktail" (Ten Speed Press). He is also a major contributor to "The Essential New York Times Book of Cocktails," which was released in 2015, and "Savoring Gotham." His comprehensive history of the cocktail renaissance, "A Proper Drink: How a Band of Bartenders Saved the Civilized Drinking World," will be published by Ten Speed Press in September 2016. With Martin Doudoroff, he recently created "Modern Classics of the Cocktail Renaissance," the first app to catalogue and curate the lasting recipes of the modern cocktail era. Other publications he has written for include Imbibe, Lucky Peach, Whiskey Advocate and Saveur. His writings have been nominated five times for a Spirited Award, and once for an IACP award. Born in Wisconsin, he lives in Brooklyn along with his son Asher.

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