Malort Face: Where to Taste the Chicago Spirit

Hollywood’s littlefork serves up a taste of this offending liquor

Barman Dino Balocchi came from the Windy City to make cocktails at Jason Travi’s seafood shack, bringing with him a spirit favored by Chicagoans. Littlefork is one of a growing number of L.A. bars offering Malört. Swedish for “wormwood,” it’s naturally bitter, with grapefruit peel undertones. Take a shot and pose for a photo—that sour expression is known in the Midwest as “malört face.”