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Artemisia absinthium is used to make bäsk and other liquors
Country of origin Sweden

Bäsk is a Swedish-style liquor flavored with wormwood ("malört" in Swedish) or anise.[1] Sweden is one of the few countries that has never banned absinthe or other wormwood-flavored liquors.[citation needed] Bäsk is an old alternative spelling of the word besk which means "bitter".

In the United States, the Chicago-based brand Jeppson's Malört is one of the most well-known versions of the liquor.[2]

Bäsk is said to be good for digestion,[3] and therefore is traditionally associated with fatty foods.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ "Get your wormwood on: Jeppson's Malört returns to Chicago". Chicago Sun-Times. 2018-12-02. Retrieved 2023-08-28.
  2. ^ Greszes, Sam (2016-08-22). "Malort: Sin Against God OR Actually, Kinda Good?". Thrillist. Retrieved 2023-08-28.
  3. ^ Spina, Matthew (2022-10-19). "Chicago's Malört Liquor Is Famous For All The Wrong Reasons". Tasting Table. Retrieved 2023-08-28.