Leading bartender Ryan Chetiyawardana has teamed up with SodaStream to create signature carbonated cocktails that will be showcased at London Cocktail Week.
Their bar, Alchemy Lounge, will run at Old Spitalfields Market – the main hub for London Cocktail Week – from October 5 to 11, offering drinks made using the SodaStream MIX which carbonates liquids in seconds.
Ryan (pictured), also known as Mr Lyan, is behind London bars White Lyan in Hoxton and Dandelyan at the Mondrian London hotel and was named international bartender of the year in the Spirited Awards at Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans.
The pop-up has been created by Swiss designer Yves Béhar, founder and CEO at Fuseproject, a leading industrial design and brand development firm.
Yaron Kopel, chief innovation officer at SodaStream, said: “Ryan’s passion for innovation made him a natural partner for SodaStream. The purity and uniqueness with which he creates cocktails is a perfect combination for us. We are honoured that Mr Lyan’s cocktails will be the first signature recipes created for SodaStream MIX.”
Ryan added: “The Mr Lyan team, in collaboration with SodaStream, have been working on some super exciting cocktails – both alcoholic and non – that carry the signature Mr Lyan magic with the
extra addition of fine bubbles.
“Giving a lift to richer flavours and carry delicate notes across the palate through carbonation, the partnership has allowed us to create unique and vibrant combinations.”
Alchemy Lounge will be open from October 5 to 10 from midday to 9.30pm and on Sunday October 11 from midday to 7.30pm. It will be found at 16 Horner Square at Old Spitalfields Market alongside many other pop-ups for London Cocktail Week.
Siobhan Payne, festival director of London Cocktail Week, said: “We are thrilled that the exciting partnership between SodaStream and Mr Lyan will be showcased for the first time at the London Cocktail Week Village.
“The festival is about celebrating innovation and forward thinking in the cocktail world, and the collaboration between these two frontrunners in their respective fields truly sums that up.”
More details about London Cocktail Week at www.londoncocktailweek.com.