Haru’s Electric-Eel Cocktail Is Truly Shocking


Weve seen mocktails, Baracktails, and now: shocktails. Harus director of operations and mixologist, Keith Dusko, is pairing a new drink, the Electric Eel, with so-called Sechuan buttons (also called Sansho buttons) that he says create an electric sensation when chewed like putting a nine-volt battery in your mouth. (Indeed, accounts of eating the flower bud support this.) The drink itself is a margarita-like mix of premium tequila, sake, and yuzu, but its the buttons were intrigued by. Were sure Dusko isnt the first to use them in a drink, but so far they havent gotten miracle fruitlike hype. "Sunday Styles," are you reading this? The Electric Eel hits the menu on Saturday.