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In the Limelight: Szechuan Flower AKA “Buzz Button”

The Szechuan Flower, AKA “Buzz Button,” gets its nickname due to the intense tingly sensation that occurs in your mouth when consuming it.

The small leafy plant is used in cooking and mixology for its incredible ability to elevate the taste of a dish or a drink. Condado Ocean Club is the only adults-only hotel located on the beach across the island of San Juan and it’s signature indoor-outdoor eatery, SOCIAL, has recently added a cocktail to their menu using this unusual ingredient. The “Buzz Button” is combined with Bribón Tequila, Blue Curaçao, lime juice, simple syrup, pineapple, and egg whites to create the perfect flavorful citrus drink; THE SOCIALITE.

Although a few other resorts across the globe offer the Szechuan Flower in their drinks, Condado Ocean Club has a unique leg up on them because the flower is grown and sourced locally, in the town of Aibonito, Puerto Rico. The freshness of THE SOCIALITE is unparalleled and will therefore create an unforgettable experience for everyone!

The Socialite


2 oz. Tequila Bribón
1/2 oz. Cointreau Noir
1/2 oz. Blue Curaçao
3/4 oz. Lime
1 oz. Pineapple Juice
1 oz. Egg White
3/4 oz. Rosemary Simple Syrup


Pour all ingredients into a shaker and dry shake.
Add ice and shake again.
Strain over ice sphere.
Garnish with a Szechuan Flower.

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