Good Things to Drink with Mr Lyan and Friends - Ryan Chetiyawardana

Good Things to Drink with Mr Lyan and Friends

By: Ryan Chetiyawardana

Hardcover | 23 September 2015

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Award-winning and internationally acclaimed mixologist Mr Lyan (aka Ryan Chetiyawardana) introduces 60 innovative and classic cocktails suitable for every occasion and mood, from summer picnics to festive dinners.

Cocktails aren't just for fancy nights out and snobby home mixologists. In Good Things to Drink with Mr Lyan and Friends, Mr Lyan (the man behind the award-winning White Lyan and Dandelyan bars in London) shows you how 60 innovative and exciting cocktails can be part of your everyday life. Easy to make and beautifully photographed, the cocktails cover every mood and occasion, from sunny day drinks and winter warmers to Friday night cocktails and morning revivers. Mr Lyan perfects classics such as the Old Fashioned and the Manhattan, and experiments with new intriguing combinations and ingredients.

About the Author

MR LYAN (aka Ryan Chetiyawardana) is the man behind White Lyan and Dandelyan bars in London (and Henry's in New York). 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).
Industry Reviews

"It's filled with his signature, innovative drinks but they're done in a way that makes them accessible to the home bartender. A must for any drinks enthusiast."


"a brilliant new book - a collection of 60 innovative and exciting cocktail recipes. With illustrations throughout and a font made of his own handwriting, is there anything he can't do?"


"Pick just three cocktails from this book to make over and over again and you'll be top of the invite list."

"a brilliant new book - a collection of 60 innovative and exciting cocktail recipes. With illustrations throughout and a font made of his own handwriting, is there anything he can't do?"

" Award-winning bartender Mr Lyan provides the perfect intro to cocktail making for those who aren' t at one with their inner mixologist just yet."

"The drinks are exciting but not pompous: when it comes to making excellence seem down to earth, Mr Lyan is the mane man."

"Good Things to Drink with Mr Lyan and Friends is full of easy to make and beautifully photographed cocktails, that cover every mood and occasion"

"...one of our favourite cocktail books of the year. Good Things to Drink with Mr Lyan and Friends is a delight - great recipes, beautiful photographs, delicious illustrations and plenty of good chat - it's like a Jamie Oliver programme from the good old days. No home should be without it."

"This is a really useful companion for the home bartender."

"a collection of recipes that are made to mix and match, fluctuate according to season and which Ryan openly invites readers to dabble with. ... Featuring down to earth advice and just the right level of encouragement to experiment with unlikely flavour combinations, Good Things to Drink focuses on what matters most: good times with good friends, and the pleasure of taking a flamboyant approach to flavour."

"Britain's new 'king of cocktails' reveals the secrets behind his favourite drinks recipes. 4 stars."

"Despite his highly technical and scientific approach to drinks, he aims to show that cocktails are easy to make and accessible. It features 60 innovative recipes, alongside beautiful photography, from classics such as the Old Fashioned and the Manhattan to new intriguing combinations and ingredients."

"It' s filled with his signature, innovative drinks but they' re done in a way that makes them accessible to the home bartender. A must for any drinks enthusiast."

"A treat for cocktail lovers - novice or otherwise. Foolproof recipes for Manhattans and Old Fashioneds, warming punches, and modern batch cocktails to make ahead for parties. Cheers!"


"A treat for cocktail lovers - novice or otherwise. Foolproof recipes for Manhattans and Old Fashioneds, warming punches, and modern batch cocktails to make ahead for parties. Cheers!" -- Stella * The Sunday Telegraph *
"It's filled with his signature, innovative drinks but they're done in a way that makes them accessible to the home bartender. A must for any drinks enthusiast." * Olive *
"Despite his highly technical and scientific approach to drinks, he aims to show that cocktails are easy to make and accessible. It features 60 innovative recipes, alongside beautiful photography, from classics such as the Old Fashioned and the Manhattan to new intriguing combinations and ingredients." * Bar magazine *
"Britain's new 'king of cocktails' reveals the secrets behind his favourite drinks recipes. 4 stars." * Forever Sports *
"A collection of recipes that are made to mix and match, fluctuate according to season and which Ryan openly invites readers to dabble with. [...] Featuring down to earth advice and just the right level of encouragement to experiment with unlikely flavour combinations, Good Things to Drink focuses on what matters most: good times with good friends, and the pleasure of taking a flamboyant approach to flavour." * Home Institute *
"This is a really useful companion for the home bartender." * Square Meal Lifestyle *
"...One of our favourite cocktail books of the year. Good Things to Drink with Mr Lyan and Friends is a delight - great recipes, beautiful photographs, delicious illustrations and plenty of good chat - it's like a Jamie Oliver programme from the good old days. No home should be without it." * The Cocktail Lovers *
"Good Things to Drink with Mr Lyan and Friends is full of easy to make and beautifully photographed cocktails, that cover every mood and occasion" * HungerTV *
"The drinks are exciting but not pompous: when it comes to making excellence seem down to earth, Mr Lyan is the mane man." * London Evening Standard *
"Award-winning bartender Mr Lyan provides the perfect intro to cocktail making for those who aren't at one with their inner mixologist just yet." -- Marie Claire
"Pick just three cocktails from this book to make over and over again and you'll be top of the invite list." * ShortList *
"A brilliant new book - a collection of 60 innovative and exciting cocktail recipes. With illustrations throughout and a font made of his own handwriting, is there anything he can't do?" * HUNGER *

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