Best Malört Cocktail

Tried Malort yet? If not, trust the bar that dedicates a tap to the absinthe-like local spirit made from wormwood and rejected as moonshine-grade swill by some.

Malort Scofflaw
Photo: Shelby Allison

Scofflaw

3201 W. Armitage Ave., 773-252-9700, scofflawchicago.com
Tried Malört yet? If not, trust the bar that dedicates a tap to the absinthe-like local spirit made from wormwood and rejected as moonshine-grade swill by some. On request, Scofflaw will combine Malört with Letherbee Vernal Gin and Carpano ($10), a concoction that successfully neutralizing the spirit’s brutal aftertaste by adding more alcohol. That’s fighting fire with fire.

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