Welcome to the World of Black Lines
Over the past two years, we’ve worked our socks off to prove that there’s a different way to do things; great cocktails don’t need to be restricted to an occasional visit to your favourite bar. Instead, classic cocktail recipes and techniques can be the perfect base for building something new; cocktails for anytime and anywhere; cocktails that are perfectly balanced straight from the bottle or tap; cocktails that taste bloody fantastic.
The BLinked Series
For those lucky enough to follow us on Instagram, you will have seen our bi-weekly BLinked series blossom. We’ve named the series BLinked for obvious reasons - we are Black Lines and we sure are lovers of ink. With a name nicked from the abstract work of Kandinsky, it would be pretty strange if we didn’t. Back in February, we stopped DM’ing each other snaps of artists or cool pieces that had caught our eye and decided it was high time to start creating a collection.
The Black Lines Negroni
Café Casoni, Florence, Italy, 1919. Count Camillo Negroni asks bartender Fosco Scarselli to strengthen his favourite cocktail, ’The Americano’, by replacing the soda with Gin. Adding an orange slice to signify the new drink, the Negroni is born. Camillo Negroni, like us, had a taste for hard liquor; a taste he picked up while working as a rodeo clown in the American Wild West.