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Recently, I was contacted by Marx Foods to participate in their Electric Mixology contest. The Electric Mixology contest is being held to spread the word about a product that Marx Foods carries -- the Sechuan button.
Having never heard of a Sechuan button before, I did some quick Googling and found that the button is the flower of Spilanthes Acmella, also known as "toothache plant" because of its pain relieving properties.
Tasting a Sechuan button gives your tongue a little tingle, followed by a little numbing sensation and some cooling in the throat. Cool, for sure!
For my contest entry, I paired my buttons with carrot juice for its electric color and with some fresh ginger for a hint of warm spice. The result was a tasty drink that let the electricity of the buttons come through.
You can find Sechuan buttons and other exotic ingredients at www.marxfoods.com.
Please come back starting on Feb 7 for a link where you can vote for my drink in the Electric Mixology contest!
Combine the following in a martini shaker:
1 shot vodka
1 shot triple sec
1 shot carrot juice
1 shot grapefruit juice
1/2 tsp grated ginger
2 Szechuan buttons
Use an immersion blender to blend the Szechuan buttons completely into the cocktail mixture.
Add ice to fill the shaker.
Shake until icy cold.
Pour into a martini glass.
Garnish with a slice of ginger and an additional Szechuan button.