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On the Brink of Extinction: An original cocktail inspired by Borf, DC’s most prolific graffiti artist in the mid-2000s.

By the time he was arrested in July 2005, Borf was the stuff of legend. He had covered DC with tags and stencil works, and he had even made a presence in San Francisco, New York, and throughout the mid-Atlantic region. Blogs and newspapers questioned if Borf was one person, an organized collective, or a disassociated rogue band.

This cocktail is inspired by one of the last remaining original Borf pieces in the city (pictured above).

  • 1 ounce Bourbon (Bulleit)
  • 1 ounce Orange Juice (Freshly Squeezed)
  • 1 ounce ROOT (Art in the Age)
  • 1 barspoon Fernet Branca 

Shake with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with an orange wheel. 

Borf may have been an anarchist, but you may want to be conservative with the Fernet Branca.

Source: This is an original cocktail, which I created for Washington City Paper’s art-inspired cocktail contest. Many thanks to my friends for helping me choose the best of three possible names.

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    Congrats to my brother, @awpile, for his WIN in the cocktail contest! OUTSTANDING WORK ALEX!
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