Malort is one interesting liquor but it pairs well with grapefruit in this bitter end cocktail. All you need is some Malort, lime juice, Stiegl Radler, and mint to garnish.
Apparently, Malort is the shot you buy for your out-of-town friends just to see their face after drinking it. As new Chicagoans we had yet to experience it… With a healthy dose of wormwood and who knows what else, it is definitely a flavor unlike anything else. However, with some trial and error we found that it can be delicious when paired with grapefruit.
Last weekend, we went to a new-to-us bar in our neighborhood called The Owl. Wouldn’t you know, one of the first drinks on their menu advertised that it was mixed with Malort. So of course Will ordered that one. He tasted it… and it was good! I also gave it a try and was surprised that I actually enjoyed it!
Of course, we almost immediately bought the supplies to continue to make it at home and share it will you! The sweetness of the Radler mellows out the bitterness of the Malort. It’s surprising how they pair so well together. If you can’t find Malort, or you’re not feeling adventurous enough to try it, a strong gin would also work well.
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Bitter End Cocktail
- 3 ounces Malort liquor OR gin
- 1 1/2 ounces fresh squeezed lime juice
- 1 16.9 ounce can Stiegl Radler
- To garnish: grapefruit slices lime slices, fresh mint
- Grab 2 cocktail glasses and add 1 1/2 ounces Malort (ie. 1 shot) and 3/4 ounce lime juice to each. Top with chilled Stiegl Radler. Garnish with grapefruit, lime, and fresh mint.