Szechuan Buttons (aka Sechuan Buttons) are the cocktail mixer of the future, taking the common cocktail to a whole new sensory level. Long before you get a buzz from the alcohol, you’ll start to feel a strong, but not unpleasant tingling on your tongue and lips (like licking a 9 volt battery). Cutting edge bartenders are using szechuan buttons for all sorts of new drinks, often with names evoking their “electric” feel.
In our own experiments we’ve crushed them, garnished with them, and infused with them. You can read about our discoveries here: how to use Szechuan buttons in cocktails, browse our Szechuan button recipes collection, or discover Szechuan button cocktail recipes developed by bloggers.