Malort Scofflaw
Photo: Shelby Allison


3201 W. Armitage Ave., 773-252-9700,
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.