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This week's Omnivorous is all about Chicago's notorious wormwood-based bitter spirit, Jeppson's Malort. I challenged a number of bartenders to create delicious Malort-based cocktails that wouldn't do this to the drinker, and then Jeppson's owner Pat Gabelick and I tasted what they came up with. This particular cocktail, the Hard Sell, by Bar DeVille's Brad Bolt, was Gabelick's favorite.
You can find the recipe for it here, along with seven others by the bartenders who stepped up to the Malort Challenge, with a bonus drink from Brixie's, home of many Malort monstrosities. Further bitter adventures coming soon . . .