The cocktail, it is believed, is an American invention. But if you think about a cocktail, what image pops into your head? An Englishman with a gin and tonic? Or perhaps an Italian sipping on a negroni?
If the Americans did invent the cocktail, then an Englishman has officially mastered the art of making them.
The world’s best bartender, Ryan Chetiyawardana, known as Mr Lyan, was in Hong Kong last week to promote Relearn Natural, Belvedere Vodka’s all-natural, low-sugar content Spritz cocktail series at Duddell’s.
Ryan was crowned “International Bartender of the Year” in 2015, and he has three “Mr Lyan” bars – Henry at the Hudson Hotel in New York, and White Lyan and Dandelyan in London.