Tingala Spirits

The only U.S. spirit handcrafted from fresh buzz buttons

Take the journey

Our exhilarating premium liqueur

takes your senses to another place.

Experience  how a drink can feel.

The Taste

Tingala is like nothing you’ve tasted before. It features the incredibly unique tingling of fresh spilanthes (buzz button) flowers, real cinnamon, herbal and citrus notes, earthy, nutty, tannic flavors, and an aromatic bouquet. Less sweet than traditional liqueurs, its flavor take center stage.

Tingala naturally open the taste buds and improve cocktails. It activates receptors associated with perception outside of traditional taste and smell. With its exciting tingling taste and ability to heighten flavors, it truly has to be experienced!

USE TINGALA as a base spirit, modifier, or accent in classic cocktails, one of our signature drinks, or a creation of your own. Tingala also makes an excellent chaser or float. Adaptable, delicious, and higher proof, it is a creative addition to the modern bar.

“The beauty of Tingala
is it modifies a cocktail in
new and exciting ways.
It’s versatile, flavorful,
and like nothing else.”

-Bob Tews, Tingala maker


Tingala Float

Float a tingling layer of Tingala: Gently pour ½ oz. of Tingala over a spoon held just above the cocktail.

The Tingle

You will notice Tingala’s tingle in the first few sips.

“From an anatomical sense, we always mention smell and taste, but in terms of flavor, there is that third leg…that everyone forgets about, and that is the somatasensory, or the touch component and this includes things like the tingle from carbon dioxide…or the creaminess (of cheese)… You really end up stimulating all the different parts of the flavor construct that we experience.”

-Penn State Univ. Sensory Evaluation Center Director John Hayes


Sometimes called the “super taster flower,” the botanical that we use in Tingala stimulates the taste buds, adding to the enjoyment of flavors.

“This simple little flower…manages to activate the sense of touch, on top of taste and smell, and really heightens flavors.” -www. liquor.com

BUZZ BUTTONS are the bud-like flowers of spilanthes (acmella alba), a plant valued for culinary use and in folk medicine. Tingala offers drinkers a delicious way to enjoy this fascinating botanical in cocktails!

“(The flower) opens up the nether regions of your palate.” – Anthony Bourdain

Flower to Bottle


Our family’s humble vision was to produce the most unique and interesting spirit in the world. We think we’ve achieved that goal with skill, passion, and delicious results! 

We make Tingala with only fresh botanicals and other all natural, responsibly sourced ingredients. Safe and FDA-approved, the variety of flowers that we use is the highest quality and most flavorful of the more than 60 spilanthes plants in its genus. We use only this variety, handpicked at its peak of freshness, with nothing artificial added.

Our artisanal process captures the essence of these amazing flowers.

We handcraft every batch from fresh flowers (no extracts) grown by U.S. farmers, whole crushed cinnamon, top quality Missouri corn spirit, light dextrose sweetening, and pure Eldorado Springs water. We lightly filter and bottle Tingala in Golden, Colorado at 50% alcohol by volume.

In a Category of its Own

It’s not often that an entirely different new spirit comes along, but Tingala is truly one-of-a-kind. With bold natural taste, assertive tingling character, and taste-enhancing tactility, Tingala offers an immersive drink experience like nothing else and it is an exciting alternative to traditional American alcohol beverages.

Unlike some brands–some big ones–who claim to be different, Tingala is actually one of a kind. Please look for Tingala in the liqueurs or cordials aisle, in 375ml and 750ml sizes.


Higher Proof

At 50% ABV (alcohol by volume), Tingala is higher proof than conventional liqueurs. Why? To preserve the freshness of our natural, just-harvested ingredients and to Tingala’s extend shelf life. Consumers know that that higher ABV liquors deliver better value and flavor and reduce packaging waste.

Less Sweet

Tingala is intentionally less sweet than many other liqueurs. We don’t ask our customers to pay for added sugars. Tingala’s straightforward flavor profile makes it a desirable cocktail addition and offers mixologists flexibility for using it in a variety of mixed drinks.


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