Latest Trend in Cocktails is Making Your Mouth Numb

July 10, 2018

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The hot trend in mixology is using a little blossom called a Sichuan button or buzz button.  When you bite into one, it makes your mouth numb for a few minutes followed by an intense tingle.  According to bartenders, a buzz button helps bring out the flavors in your drink.  Some TGI Friday's are using them in a cocktail called a Blackberry Buzz 'Rita.  I need to try one.  But not before work.  I mean, it's hard to talk if your mouth is numb, right?  And what about drooling?  I don't know if this is such a good idea!