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You Can Now Drink Malort At O'Hare Airport

By Mae Rice in Food on Apr 27, 2016 6:48PM

Photo via star5112 on Flickr

The two most divisive symbols of Chicago have united. Malort (foul liquor that makes people make these faces, but is also served at basically every bar in town) will now served at O'Hare International Airport (which makes people make similar faces, especially when security lines are long ... but sometimes redeems itself with airport dogs).

Here's Jeppson Malort's Facebook announcement of the news:

The wormwood-based liquor's not available throughout the airport, though. According to TimeOut Chicago, Malort will only be sold in O'Hare's Terminal 2 at the Delta Sky Club across from Gate E4, so you still need a membership to sip it while you wait for your flight.

For those not in the know: Malort is a bitter type of "Swedish schnapps" that's served throughout Chicago and almost nowhere else. This is because it tastes horrendous (unless you're drinking it in the "Surprisingly Good" at Logan Square's Cafe Mustache, which is... surprisingly good). Somehow, Chicagoans have come to believe that drinking Malort shows strength and endurance, though, not deep-seated self-loathing. Malort, in other words, is a branding miracle—and now it's reached the airport. Cheers!