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Creative Juices: Shake up some inspiration

By: Virgin Atlantic

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.

About Ryan Chetiyawardana

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Mr Lyan in action

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.

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Out with the old and in with the New Fashioned. A rich, boozy serve to sip and savour for a little inspiration.

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Adding an extra brightness and a little extra luxury to the ultimate of inspiring cocktails – the Lightbulb Martini. Bright, crystal-clear and the perfect restorative.

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The Dream Mule: Floral, green, zesty and aromatic. A complex but refreshing serve that slowly opens out as you sip and ponder.

Where to find the creative cocktails

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.

 

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