Dandelyan, the award-winning cocktail bar overlooking River Thames inside the Mondrian London hotel—is a go-to destination for guests looking to sip on innovative cocktails with exotic flavors. Owner Ryan Chetiyawardana—known to most as Mr. Lyan—is the legendary mastermind behind the riveting recipes, many of which are featured in his new tome, Good Things to Drink with Mr. Lyan and Friends.

“The ‘Bla Bla Fix’ might sound like a strange cocktail, but it’s perfect for the holiday season and the colder months,” says Chetiyawardana. “Aquavit has a lovely herbal spice that isn’t a typical Christmas flavor, but nonetheless has a warming effect.”

Here’s how to make it.

BLA BLA FIX

12 oz. Blueberry juice
14 oz. Sugar
½ tsp. Yellow pectin
2 tsp. Honey
2 shots Aquavit
1 tsp. Lemon juice
1 tsp. Crème de cassis or blackcurrant cordial 

Add the honey, aquavit, lemon and blackcurrant (liqueur or cordial) to a shaker. Stir to dissolve the honey and shake with cubed ice. Double strain into a chilled glass and sip away! 

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Dandelyan, the award-winning cocktail bar overlooking River Thames inside the Mondrian London hotel—is a go-to destination for guests looking to sip on innovative cocktails with exotic flavors. Owner Ryan Chetiyawardana—known to most as Mr. Lyan—is the legendary mastermind behind the riveting recipes, many of which are featured in his...