Malört: A Chicago Tradition
In the 1930’s, Carl Jeppson, a Swedish immigrant to Chicago, began producing and selling his homemade concoction, Malört. Based around a traditional scandinavian bäsk, Malört is Swedish for “wormwood,” one of its more distinctive ingredients.
Chicago has embraced this niche liquor as a local curiosity.
In the Ingress world, it has become a sort of rite of passage. Chicago Enlightened gladly shares this local tradition with both Enlightened and Resistance across the world where we may meet.
While it is an acquired taste, many ask, why drink Malört?
It’s self evident…
It’s less painful than winter Ingress on the lakefront.
It’s less annoying than the hopeless GPS drift in The Loop.
It’s better tasting than the smell of Lower Lower Wacker Drive.
It’s taste lingers less than a spoofed down field.
It’s more mild than rush hour traffic on the Dan Ryan.