Maverick Drinks officialy releases 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. This cocktails are ideal in any setting and can be served simply by chilling and pouring, or serving long with your favourite mixer. The bottle comes in great packaging designed by Natasha Chetiyawardana’s company Bow & Arrow using Mr Lyan’s hand drawn illustrations, so is also ideal as a fine gift.
The range includes cocktails for all moods and occasions, such as the decadent ‘Candlelit Manhattan’, priced at £46.95 ($78.33), 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’, priced at £26.95 ($44.96) mixes Mr Lyan’s Scotch with a rare, smoky lapsang souchong tea and a touch of cola bitters, whilst the ‘Diamond Rickey’, priced at £26.95 ($44.96) lifts zestiness from Mr Lyan’s gin with lime and grapefruit distillates and an almond & lime ‘falernum’ liqueur. Finally, the ‘Rainy Day Spritz’, priced at £29.95 ($49.97) – 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. 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.