Oct 24, 2023 - Food and Drink

If you like Malört, this new Chicago amaro is for you

Fernet Fungo joins Malört as a distinctive Chicago amaro. Photo: Monica Eng/Axios

There's an audacious new Chicago drink on the market that could give Malört a run for its money.

The drink: Fernet Fungo ($31.99), a collaboration between Edgewater's Co-Op Sauce and 18th Street Distillery, the first Black-owned distillery in Indiana.

  • It uses fresh shiitake mushrooms, citrus and 15 herbs and spices to create an incredibly bold-flavored amaro.

The intrigue: Malört tastes like a refreshing sipper next to this thick, umami-packed shiitake elixir.

The verdict: Beware, this amaro is impossible to drink straight without grimacing.

What we're watching: Will #FernetFungoFace overtake #MalortFace as the next big social media sensation?

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