Ladislav Piljar is a bartender at The Savoy Hotel’s American Bar. He created this cocktail for the official re-opening party of the American Bar back in 2010, in honour of Graydon Carter, the editor of Vanity Fair, who was the host. The drink is one of the bar’s signature cocktails and is still on the menu.
Ladislav, who is Slovakian, previously worked with Sean Muldoon for three years at the Merchant Hotel in Belfast, then worked for Nick Strangeway and managed Mark’s Bar at Hix, before moving to be part of Daniel Baernreuther’s team at the Savoy, alongside his countryman Erik Lorincz.
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