Star Wars fans – have you ever heard of the Fuzzy Taun Taun? It’s a fun and unique drink that has gained popularity in the Star Wars fandom.
The Fuzzy Taun Taun is a cocktail made with peach schnapps, orange juice, and a special ingredient – “buzz button tingling” or Szechuan buttons. The Szechuan buttons are a type of flower that contains a natural alkaloid that creates a tingling, numbing sensation in the mouth. The effect is similar to that of the “electric” tongue sensation caused by a 9-volt battery.
The drink is named after the Taun tauns, the furry creatures that Luke Skywalker rides on the planet Hoth in “The Empire Strikes Back.” The “fuzzy” part of the name comes from the numbing effect caused by the Szechuan buttons.
The Fuzzy Taun Taun was first introduced at Oga’s Cantina, a bar located in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland and Disney World. It quickly became a fan favorite, with many visitors raving about the unique taste and sensation.
If you’re a Star Wars fan and want to try the Fuzzy Taun Taun for yourself, you can recreate the drink at home using the following recipe:
- 1 1/2 oz. peach schnapps
- 4 oz. orange juice
- 1 Szechuan button
- Combine the peach schnapps and orange juice in a cocktail shaker with ice.
- Shake well and strain into a glass.
- Make the foam. (This has a lot of steps.)
- Take a sip of the cocktail and enjoy the tingling sensation in your mouth.
While the Fuzzy Taun Taun may not be for everyone, it’s a fun and unique drink that Star Wars fans are sure to appreciate. So why not give it a try and see what all the fuss is about?