1. Weiss Distilling Co
The magic and mystery at the heart of this new Clawson distillery is on full display this month with the just-released Ježibaba absinthe. You may have heard of the Green Fairy before, but at first-generation Slovakian Dennis Weiss’ place, the fairy is replaced with a shifty forest witch straight from Slavic folklore. Instead of absinthe’s trademark pale green hue, Weiss’ absinthe comes out of the bottle a deep blue thanks to the addition of butterfly pea flower as part of its botanicals mix. Even cooler, it turns a bright milky pink when mixed with acid (like lemon juice), offering a new visual twist on an age-old liquor.