Just as a good home-cooked meal can bring friends together, good things to drink can turn great occasions into incredible ones. Cocktails add sparkle to gatherings and make ordinary catch-ups extraordinary. But they’re not just for fancy nights out and snobby mixologists – and they needn’t be time-consuming or complex. In this book, Ryan Chetiyawardana (aka Mr Lyan, the man behind award-winning London bars White Lyan and Dandelyan) brings cocktails into your home, taking the fuss out of creating impressive drinks for any get-together, from lazy brunches to summer parties.
If you’ve got a big group to keep entertained, there are batch cocktails that are easy to scale up into bottles, bowls and pitchers. If you’re on a chilly winter ramble, opening a flask of something rich and hot will make you even more popular with your companions. Among 60 easy-to-make and innovative recipes, Mr Lyan shows you how cocktails can become part of your everyday life. He perfects classics such as the Old Fashioned and the Manhattan, and experiments with new intriguing combinations and ingredients. And he demonstrates how making cocktails at home is the natural next step in our foodie revolution.
MR LYAN (aka Ryan Chetiyawardana) is the man behind White Lyan and Dandelyan bars in London. He’s celebrated around the world for his inventive cocktail menus and magic way with a shaker. His long list of awards includes being crowned UK bartender of the year (twice) and winning the Best New International Cocktail Bar 2014 at the Spirited Awards (for White Lyan). Mr Lyan is currently nominated for the following Tales of the Cocktail’s 9th Annual Spirited Awards: Best International Bar Team – White Lyan, International Bartender of the Year – Ryan Chetiyawardana, Best International Cocktail Bar – White Lyan, World’s Best Cocktail Menu – Dandelyan, Best New Bar – Dandelyan, Best New Product – Mr Lyan’s range of bottled cocktails.
Fancy winning yourself a copy? I’ve one ‘Good Things to Drink with Mr Lyan & Friends’ to give away, and all you need to do is quite simply answer the following question:
What two bars in London does Mr Lyan himself currently own?
If you think you know the answer, tweet me @DrinksEnthusist before November 15th with your answer and the hashtag #MrLyan to be in with a chance of having your very own copy sent straight to you!
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“By entering this competition, you agree to the following terms and conditions of entry: You are entering from and resident of one of the eligible countries listed below. The competition closes at 11.59pm on Sunday 15th November. To enter the competition, you must tell me ‘What two bars in London does Mr Lyan himself currently own?’, tweeting your answer to @DrinksEnthusist and using the hashtag #MrLyan. One winner will be randomly selected from all complete & correct entries. One entry per person, no bulk or third party entries. The prize is a hardback copy of ‘Good Things to Drink with Mr Lyan & Friends ‘. There is one prize to be won, and no cash or prize alternatives. No purchase necessary. The winning entrant will be drawn at random from all valid entries received before the deadline. The winner will be notified by email and no responsibility is taken for incorrectly supplied email addresses. You give consent for Drinks Enthusiast and Jacqui Small Publishing to use your name and photograph on Drinks Enthusiast and Quarto Publishing Group website/social media, in association with this competition. Drinks Enthusiast reserves the right to amend, vary or withdraw the Competition at any time owing to circumstances beyond its reasonable control. This competition will be governed by laws of England & Wales. The Promoter: Drinks Enthusiast, 12 Hilton Street, Manchester, M1 1JF
Countries eligible to enter the competition: UK
Competition closes on Sunday 15th November, the winner will be selected at random and notified on Monday 16th November.