Maverick Drinks is proud to announce the official release of Mr Lyan’s Cocktails – a unique range of innovative bottled cocktails created by Ryan Chetiyawardana A.K.A Mr Lyan, owner of London’s legendary White Lyan bar.
Featuring great packaging designed by Natasha Chetiyawardana’s company Bow & Arrow using Mr Lyan’s hand drawn illustrations, Mr Lyan’s Cocktails are ideal in any setting and can be served simply by chilling and pouring, or serving long with your favourite mixer.
The range includes cocktails for all moods and occasions, such as the decadent ‘Candlelit Manhattan’ (£46.95 RRP), which is made with Mr Lyan’s long-aged bourbon, bitters, vermouth and candle-wax. Presented in a wax lined bottle, the wax provides a lingering richness to the drink and adds a luxurious finish.
The ‘Spotless Martini’ (£27.95 RRP) brings the magic of a sophisticated aperitif to any scenario – without the need of any paraphernalia, or faff. This phenomenal twist on the classic cocktail is made with Mr Lyan’s aromatic gin, citrus bitters (which can replace the traditional twist), and a buttery green distillate made from olives and vermouth. The result is an incredible take on this familiar favourite – elevated to new levels, but to be enjoyed everyday.
Also in the range are further twists on favourite classics; the ‘Bonfire Old Fashioned’ (£26.95 RRP) mixes Mr Lyan’s Scotch with a rare, smoky lapsang souchong tea and a touch of cola bitters, whilst the ‘Diamond Rickey’ (£26.95 RRP) lifts zestiness from Mr Lyan’s gin with lime and grapefruit distillates and an almond & lime ‘falernum’ liqueur. Finally, the ‘Rainy Day Spritz’ (£29.95 RRP) – a perfect aperitif mixed with soda, white wine and/or prosecco – marries a raspberry distillate with bitter rhubarb and a blend of vermouths.
Mr Lyan first pioneered bottled cocktails in his East London bar, White Lyan. White Lyan opened in 2013 to spectacular fanfare and rave reviews. Ryan Chetiyawardana’s first solo venture is, as you might expect, rather extraordinary, using no citrus, ice, fruit or other perishables, and almost no branded products. His fantastic cocktails and innovative techniques garnered the title Best New International Cocktail Bar at the 2014 Spirit Awards, Innovator of The Year at the 2014 Imbibe awards and attracted the attention of celebrities such as Jay Z and Beyonce.
Mr Lyan’s Cocktails will be available online at Master of Malt and Selfridges.