Now that craft cocktails are the norm, drinkers are more willing and excited to step outside of their comfort zone. How the hell else do you explain the explosion of drinks with unlikely favorites like fernet or St. Germain, which have risen from obscurity to mainstays of glasses in hipster bars and upscale joints alike? (No. We’re not talking about Malört.)
But what’s the next spirit ready to rise from obscurity and onto the top shelf? To find out, we asked bartenders from throughout the nation. And no, Malört still isn’t happening... yet.