By Molly Snyder Senior Writer Published Dec 05, 2019 at 5:46 PM Photography: Royal Brevvaxling

Robert Simonson, the drinks writer for the New York Times, released his list of the 10 best cocktails for 2019 earlier today on his website, Punch (, and Goodkind's Pira Pira cocktail was at the top of the list. 

"Some of the best cocktails in Milwaukee are served at a restaurant, Goodkind, a cozy neighborhood joint dishing out elevated comfort food. This mixture of blended Scotch, Calvados, bianco vermouth, pear brandy and nutmeg tincture, served up, is the brainchild of bartender Katie Rose, one of the city’s leading lights in the industry. While it seems like a delightful liquid tour of Europe, the drink was actually inspired by pear and apple trees found around Rose’s childhood home in rural Wisconsin. Either way, there’s a comforting autumnal aura to the cocktail."

To see the entire article, click here.

Simonson, a Wisconsin native who currently lives in Brooklyn, is no stranger to Brew City. He spent 36 hours here in October and wrote an article about his discoveries. He also recently wrote a book called "The Martini Cocktail," about which OnMilwaukee published a story earlier today.

But back to Goodkind. Congratulations, Katie Rose! You are truly OG Milwaukee!

Molly Snyder started writing and publishing her work at the age 10, when her community newspaper printed her poem, "The Unicorn.” Since then, she's expanded beyond the subject of mythical creatures and written in many different mediums but, nearest and dearest to her heart, thousands of articles for OnMilwaukee.

Molly is a regular contributor to FOX6 News and numerous radio stations as well as the co-host of "Dandelions: A Podcast For Women.” She's received five Milwaukee Press Club Awards, served as the Pfister Narrator and is the Wisconsin State Fair’s Celebrity Cream Puff Eating Champion of 2019.