Award-winning bartenders Lynnette Marrero and Ryan Chetiyawardana (aka Mr Lyan) bring their unique philosophies and backgrounds together to collaborate in a MasterClass on mixology. They share their insider tips and techniques to teach you how to create the perfect cocktail for any mood or occasion. From developing your palate and mastering classic cocktail structures to building your home bar and pairing drinks with food, you'll learn everything you need to delight and impress your friends and family with delicious, original concoctions.
Lynnette Marrero is a proud Nuyorican who draws on her Puerto Rican roots for flavor inspiration and a dedication to hospitality. She's been at the forefront of the New York City-based craft cocktail movement, and she was recognized as one of "America's Leading Female Mixologists" by the James Beard Foundation in 2009. Lynnette was also named one of Food and Wine with Fortune Magazine's "Most Innovative Women in Food and Drink" in 2015 and Wine Enthusiast's Mixologist/Brand Ambassador of the Year in 2016. She is currently bar director at Llama Inn and Llama San in New York City and is a cofounder of Speed Rack, an all-female high-speed bartending competition designed to highlight up-and-coming women in the cocktail industry and give back to those impacted by breast cancer.
Better known as Mr Lyan, Ryan Chetiyawardana opened his first bar, White Lyan, in London in 2013 as the first cocktail bar in the world to use no perishables. He went on to found Dandelyan, named the world's best bar in 2018, Silver Lyan in Washington, D.C., Super Lyan in Amsterdam, and Lyaness and Cub in London. He was named Person of the Decade by Time Out in 2020, Spirits Communicator of the Year in 2019, and Personality of the Decade in 2017. Ryan is the author of Good Together: Drink & Feast with Mr Lyan & Friends, and he's a founding member of P(our), which organizes an annual symposium that brings together bartenders, baristas, sommeliers, brewers, winemakers, distillers, and drinks manufacturers, as well as people of other disciplines, to discuss the past, present, and future of drink.
In their online class, you'll learn about:
* Craft cocktail culture * World-class cocktails * Getting behind the bar * Exploring the palate * Solo starters: Mojito and Whiskey Smash * Intimate classics: the Old Fashioned * Shared sours: Clara Bow, Margarita, Siesta, and Cosmopolitan * Luxurious egg white sours: Panacea, Pisco Sour, and Morning Glory Fizz * Dinner party classics: the Negroni * Dinner party refreshments: Sherry Spritz and Queen's Park Swizzle * Party starters: tiki and DIY highballs * Celebratory libations: pre-batched cocktails and punches * Raucous drinks: the Lyan Mary * Pairing cocktails with food * Creativity and craft Trailer