Dandelyan unveils final cocktail menu

15th November, 2018 by Amy Hopkins

Ryan Chetiyawardana’s widely acclaimed London bar Dandelyan has launched its final cocktail menu ahead of its closure at the end of this year.

The Century Fizz is one of the cocktails from Dandelyan’s final menu

Chetiyawardana took to social media last month to announce that Dandelyan will close its doors after four years of operation and reopen as “something brighter, shinier and more fitting”.

Since launching in 2014, the botany-inspired bar has won numerous accolades – including World’s Best Cocktail Bar at last year’s Spirited Awards in New Orleans.

Now, the bar, based at the Mondrian Hotel in London, has unveiled the third and final chapter of its Modern Life of Plants menu, centred around three core ingredients: mint, hops and grapes.

Dandelyan will permanently close at the end of 2018

To create the drinks list, Dandelyan’s team has researched “how each plant lives, is reproduced and, in this instance, grown on a mass scale to meet demand”.

In a move away from the trend for local and seasonal ingredients, the menu showcases “systemised crops” within a “a large-scale food chain”, showing that “sustainability doesn’t need to be about sacrifice”.

The menu is divided into three sections reflecting the core ingredients. Each chapter features four cocktails including a signature alcohol-free iteration. A ‘Classics’ section, meanwhile, includes the team’s favourite cocktails from previous menus.

Click through the following pages to see an example from each section of Dandelyan’s third and final cocktail menu.

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