The fact that a mushroom-flavored liqueur exists is not surprising. In an age of bottled “unicorn tears” and vodka made to taste like electricity, there are many strange, eye-catching bottles filling liquor store shelves. The surprising thing about this mushroom liqueur, though, is that it is good—great, actually, to the point where the distillery has a hard time keeping up with the demand.
Made by Tamworth Distillery (a locally-focused New Hampshire distillery founded by Steven Grasse—the man behind Hendrick’s Gin and Sailor Jerry Rum), the Art in the Age Black Trumpet Blueberry Cordial is a blend of wild blueberries, foraged black trumpet mushrooms, and touches of lavender and lemon verbena. Why blend two seemingly unrelated ingredients together? They happen to be in season at the exact same time. Luckily, they’re also delicious together—dark, jammy and decadently rich.