January 18, 2016
Inspired by our recent partnership with Fast Company’s Brilliant Minds, a series of Most Creative People who have blazed new paths in their industries, Creative Juices offers a fresh update on some of the classic tipples. Crafted in collaboration with Virgin Atlantic by award-winning mixologist Ryan Chetiyawardana, also known as “Mr Lyan”, the three new cocktails will be available at select Virgin Atlantic Clubhouses and Morgans Group properties beginning August 1.
With over a decade of experience in some of the UK’s hottest bars, Ryan helped take the last four of these, including Bra, bel, 69 Colebrooke Row and The Whistling Shop on to national titles, and all featured in the Top 40 World’s Best Bars for Drinks International. On a personal note he has been named UK bartender of the year twice, and has also won several high-profile global awards.
During the flight across the Atlantic, Mr Lyan created three cocktails – Lightbulb Martini, the New Fashioned and the Dream Mule. Known for his creative doodles, the cocktails were quite aptly created on the back of a napkin while Mr Lyan enjoyed the airline’s Upper Class experience.
Why go through the hassle of making these creative juices yourself? Sit back, sip, and enjoy these lovely cocktails at our USA & London Clubhouses, as well as at the Hudson Hotel in NYC and the Mondrian London in the UK.