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Get your hands on a ‘Moby Dick Sazerac’ at Hoxton’s White Lyan

Posted at 5:00 pm, December 6, 2013 in Food & Drink
White Lyan

Don’t you mean White Lion?

Actually no. This used to be the White Horse pub, but its been taken over by mixologist Ryan Chetiyawardana, so everything is a little bit Lyan. As in: Ryan.

Such as?

Cocktails made with Mr Lyan Vodka, or Mr Lyan Gin, rather than anything from Mr Belvedere or Mr Tanqueray.

Cool. Now can I have a Woo-Woo?

You mean the cocktail? No. It’s ‘house’ cocktails only here… no going off-list, however nicely you ask.

Why’s that then?

Because at this cutting-edge bar, they’ve done something fairly radical: they’ve done away with ice. And the only way to do that is to pre-mix elements of the drink and chill them, ready for re-assembly into something (cold) and magnificent later.

Such as?

A ‘Moby Dick Sazerac’, which uses ambergris (sperm whale secretion) to give it extra body.

Holy Moby.


To experience your very own ‘Moby Dick Sazerac’ head to 153 Hoxton St. Read our review of White Lyan.

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