Episode 6

Beyond the Drink: Vlad Novikov & the Hanky Panky (S8/Ep.06)

Published on: 9th November, 2022

Vlad Novikov is the General Manager of the Silver Lyan in Washington, DC. Prior to being in DC, he spent several years in Chicago developing cocktail programs for various bars and lounges and also served as the Director of Cocktails and Culture at The Peninsula Chicago. Vlad walks us through a cocktail made famous by the legendary Ada Coleman at the Savoy Hotel in London. We discuss some of the work he does in support of the LGBTQ+ community as well as the importance of mentorship in the bartending community. Enjoy this episode as we go Beyond the Drink… with Vlad Novikov. (cocktail recipe below)

Hanky Panky

Makes 1 cocktail

(This drink was originally made by Ada Coleman from the Savoy Hotel in London.)

1.5 oz. Sweet Vermouth

1.5 oz. gin, such as Fords Gin

Fernet Branca, a few dashes

Orange peel

Stir and serve up with an expressed orange peel.  

This episode is Presented by Fords Gin.  

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Beyond the Plate
Social Impact in the Culinary World
Join Andrew “Kappy” Kaplan as he sits down in-person with the world’s culinary elite to explore their journey into the food industry and the social impact they have made in their community. Every episode will share inspiring stories of what it means to be in today’s hospitality industry.

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