Robert Simonson

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Robert Simonson
Born (1964-09-11) September 11, 1964 (age 54)
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.
Occupation Journalist, New York Times Contributor, Author
Children One

Robert Simonson (born September 11, 1964) is an American journalist and author.[1][2][3]

Personal life[edit]

Robert Simonson was born in Wisconsin; he has lived in Brooklyn since 1988.


Robert Simonson began writing about cocktails, spirits and bars for The New York Times in 2009.[4][5] He has also written frequently for Imbibe, Whiskey Advocate, Saveur, Food & Wine and Lucky Peach. Since 2017, he has been a contributing editor at Punch.[6] His book 3-Ingredient Cocktails was nominated for a James Beard Award.[7] His other writings have been nominated for a total of 10 Spirited Awards, which are awarded annually by Tales of the Cocktail.[8]

Prior to becoming a cocktail writer, he wrote about the theater for 15 years, primarily for The New York Times and Playbill, where he was an editor and writer for 16 years.[9] He also wrote four books about the theater.[10]


  • Simonson, Robert (2014). 3-Ingredient Cocktails: An Opinionated Guide to the Most Enduring Drinks in the Cocktail Canon. Ten Speed Press. ISBN 978-0399578540.
  • Simonson, Robert (2014). A Proper Drink: The Untold Story of How a Band of Bartenders Saved the Civilized Drinking World. Ten Speed Press. ISBN 978-1607747543.
  • Simonson, Robert (2014). The Old-Fashioned: The Story of the World's First Classic Cocktail, with Recipes and Lore. Ten Speed Press. ISBN 978-1607745358.


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