Discovering Malort: The Bold and Unique Spirit

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Discovering Malort: The Bold and Unique Spirit - The Epicurean Trader


Have you ever heard of Malort? It's a name that conjures up strong reactions and vivid memories. Known for its bold and bitter flavor, Malort is a spirit that stands out in the world of craft beverages. At The Epicurean Trader, we are dedicated to bringing you the finest artisan products, and Malort is a perfect example of a unique and traditional spirit that fits our mission.

The Origins of Malort

Malort has its roots in Sweden, where it was traditionally enjoyed as a bitter schnapps. However, it found its true home in Chicago, where it became a local favorite. The journey of Malort from Sweden to Chicago is a tale of cultural adaptation and enduring popularity. Despite its strong flavor, or perhaps because of it, Malort has become a staple in the Chicago drinking scene.

At The Epicurean Trader, we appreciate the craftsmanship and heritage behind every bottle of Malort. The traditional techniques used in its production align perfectly with our commitment to supporting small-batch producers who create authentic, artisanal products.

The Unique Flavor Profile of Malort

Malort is not for the faint of heart. Its flavor profile is distinctly bitter, with herbal and citrus notes that make it stand out from other spirits. The primary ingredient is wormwood, which gives Malort its characteristic bitterness. This is balanced with other natural botanicals, creating a complex and memorable taste.

Compared to other spirits, Malort's bold flavor is unparalleled. It's a drink that challenges the palate and rewards those who appreciate its unique qualities. At The Epicurean Trader, we believe in celebrating such distinctive flavors, and Malort is a prime example of this philosophy.

The Experience of Tasting Malort

Tasting Malort is an experience like no other. The first sip often takes people by surprise, but it's a flavor that can grow on you. Many who initially find it overwhelming come to love its bold bitterness and complex character.

For those new to Malort, we recommend trying it with some of our artisan foods. Pairing Malort with our farmstead cheeses or charcuterie can enhance the tasting experience. For more ideas, visit our locations and speak with our knowledgeable staff.

Malort in Modern Cocktails

While Malort is traditionally enjoyed straight, it also makes an intriguing ingredient in cocktails. Here are a few recipes to try:

Classic Malort Cocktail

  • 2 oz Malort
  • 1 oz simple syrup
  • 1 oz fresh lemon juice
  • Club soda

Shake the Malort, simple syrup, and lemon juice with ice, then strain into a glass filled with ice. Top with club soda and garnish with a lemon twist.

Malort Negroni

  • 1 oz Malort
  • 1 oz gin
  • 1 oz sweet vermouth

Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass with ice, stir well, and strain into a chilled glass. Garnish with an orange peel.

Our team at The Epicurean Trader loves experimenting with Malort in cocktails. Check out our menu for more creative ways to enjoy this unique spirit.

Supporting Small-Batch Producers

At The Epicurean Trader, our mission is to support small-batch producers who craft their goods with traditional techniques and genuine passion. Malort embodies this dedication to authenticity and quality. By offering Malort, we provide a permanent home for a spirit that represents true craftsmanship.

Explore our selection of small-batch spirits for the bar and unique for the home products on our website. We are committed to bringing you the finest in artisan beverages and more.


Malort is a bold and distinctive spirit that perfectly aligns with The Epicurean Trader’s commitment to quality and craftsmanship. We invite you to visit our locations to experience Malort and our other artisanal products firsthand. Share your Malort experiences with us in the comments or on social media, and tag The Epicurean Trader. Cheers to discovering new and exciting flavors!
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