Ryan Chetiyawardana: Shaking up the bar industry with a focus on fun and sustainability

Cocktails have taken on an exciting twist in recent years due to a number of bartenders championing a resources-conscious approach. Ryan Chetiyawardana, aka Mr Lyan, is a pioneer when it comes to devising cocktails that are non-conventional, low-waste, focused on flavour, and quite frankly, kick-ass. His first bar, White Lyan, which he opened in London’s Hoxton in 2013, was a real game changer. It served … Continue reading Ryan Chetiyawardana: Shaking up the bar industry with a focus on fun and sustainability

Trash Tiki: Bartender duo tackling zero waste in the industry with zest, creativity and attitude

Bartenders Iain Griffiths and Kelsey Ramage are taking it upon themselves to tackle zero waste in the bar industry while also giving sustainability, and the conversations around the subject within the industry, a “personality injection”. The unique duo, who have teamed up to create Trash Tiki, are aiming to get the cocktail industry to take a rummage through their bins and create cocktails from waste. Trash … Continue reading Trash Tiki: Bartender duo tackling zero waste in the industry with zest, creativity and attitude