Mixology

Can’t Stop the Malört: Letherbee Vernal Gin Debuts Monday at Scofflaw (UPDATED)

Photo: courtesy Letherbee Distillers

UPDATE: We misunderstood the details of this event; there are actually two separate bottlings being showcased tonight; the new Vernal Gin and Letherbee’s version of Malört. Chicago’s cult liqueur just won’t stop; the famously bitter dare drink of dive bars has turned into the favored kitschy ingredient of chefs, mixologists and now, distillers. (If you want the background on what we’re talking about, check out this Serious Eats piece from earlier in the week.) Chicago-based Letherbee Gin has concocted a Malört-infused spirit called Letherbee Vernal Gin, and they’ll be debuting it Monday at the Scofflaw, who will serve it in two special ways— in a Vernal Negroni (where it goes with Campari and Dolin Rouge) and as something to poach shrimp in, along with asparagus tips, asparagus-lime posset, and shaved pecan with micro greens. The launch event is from 6 to 9 p.m. [312DiningDiva]

Can’t Stop the Malört: Letherbee Vernal Gin Debuts Monday at Scofflaw (UPDATED)