Tired of the city’s love affair with Malört, the Swedish-inspired, Chicago-made wormwood liqueur that has inspired countless rounds of shots? Abraham Conlon and Annie Beebe-Tron will rekindle your passion with their housemade version. Mad geniuses that they are, the owner and bar manager (respectively) of this red-walled redoubt replicated the aromatic elixir using grain alcohol, bitter melon, ginseng, galangal, and reishi mushrooms. The result has the bitterness of the original, sans the aftertaste of burning rubber.
Who’s there:Fat Rice dinner nightcappers
What to order:White Negroni ($13): gin, housemade Malört, white vermouth, lemon liqueur