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.