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Meet Your Instructors: Lynnette Marrero & Ryan Chetiyawardana

A leader in the New York City–based craft cocktail movement, Lynnette Marrero is the bar director at the Llama Inn in Brooklyn. Nicknamed “Mr Lyan,” Ryan Chetiyawardana has opened award-winning bars around the world.

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[00:00:00.00] [MUSIC PLAYING] [00:00:23.81] - It is our honor to award the Wine Star for 2016 Mixologist of the Year to Lynnette Marrero. [00:00:31.54] - It's a great honor to be recognized within this beverage industry. [00:00:35.08] - Speed Rack is an all women's bartending competition that raise money for breast cancer. [00:00:39.11] - And we've raised a million to date globally for research and education. [00:00:44.09] - So I have original bar, which is called White Lyan. It tried to look at the idea of sustainability in the world of cocktails. Also had a bar called Dandelyan, which was named World's Best Bar. And we evolved that into a new venue called Lyaness. [00:00:57.47] - I'm a native nuyorican, which means my parents were born in Puerto Rico and I was born in New York. And what they brought with them was the culture and hospitality of the island. I love working with food, and I love working with chefs. And how you can be inspired by other ingredients is really important to how I developed my philosophy. [00:01:15.32] We helped bring back some esoteric ingredients that had fallen out of fashion, which now are in all the classic cocktails and top bars. [00:01:22.94] - So over the years, I've kind of done some pretty weird and wonderful things. I've been a fan of using some kind of unusual ingredients, rare ingredients. We've developed different techniques, different ways of processing ingredients, things that really help push the boundaries of what our tastes can be, and what our comfort zones can be. [00:01:41.05] [MUSIC PLAYING] [00:01:50.66] - We are really excited to launch Mixology here on the MasterClass platform. I'm one Lynnette Marrero. [00:01:57.01] - And I'm Ryan Chetiyawardana. [00:01:58.24] - And we are here to show you a little bit about what the global cocktail community is all about. We're going to teach you what it takes to mix cocktails at home, how to set up your bar, lots of insider tips and tricks so you can be successful making drinks at home. [00:02:13.63] - This class is for people who love food, people who love getting together with their friends. Cocktails do have this kind of magic about them. And it's something really fun about getting your friends together, and just kind of throwing this all into the mix. [00:02:27.43] - People who love to gather in any sort of sense. If you are someone who enjoys community, cocktails and bars have always been a place where people come together to share ideas. And so we are thrilled to share our ideas, our philosophies, our sense of community with you. [00:02:44.53] In this MasterClass, I'm going to teach you how I train my bartenders. Everything from technique, to how to develop your palate, to classic cocktails structures, so that you will have a complete toolkit to be the best bartender you can be. Starting off with just the basics. [00:02:58.78] Learning about the different drink categories, the different drinks styles you can make, and then finding classi...

About the Instructor

James Beard honoree Lynnette Marrero has been at the forefront of the NYC craft cocktail movement. Ryan Chetiyawardana (aka Mr Lyan) is the founder of Dandelyan, named the world’s best bar. They will teach you the essentials of cocktail making, from developing your palate to building your home bar. Learn how to mix a perfectly balanced drink for every occasion and mood—and become your friends’ new favorite bartender.

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Lynnette Marrero & Ryan Chetiyawardana

World-class bartenders Lynnette and Ryan (aka Mr Lyan) teach you how to make perfect cocktails at home for any mood or occasion.

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