Take the journey
From the Amazon River Basin to the world of cocktails, Tingala® is the most extraordinary new innovation in the world of spirits.
With mouth-buzzing tactile-taste and delicious flavor, Tingala offers drinkers a unique flavor experience in a premium liqueur.
Handcrafted spirits for the adventurous at heart.
Tingala® features the herbal-botanical garden flavor of fresh spilanthes flower buttons and real crushed cinnamon. It is evocative of fruits and allspice, with hints of citrus and light, balanced sweetness. It has a fragrant nose, and rich botanical base note.
IN COCKTAILS: Use Tingala in a variety of drinks, or substitute it for any base spirit in cocktails. It is ideal as a rinse or float to add dimension to mixed drinks. The flowers in Tingala contain a natural compound which stimulates the taste buds and is reported to enhance the perception of flavors.*
FOR SIPPING: Drink or sample Tingala as you would any fine brown spirits. We recommend adding a splash of water. Like wine, Tingala’s taste evolves on the palate. Tingala is best enjoyed at room temperature or slightly chilled.
IN THE BAR: Tingala is a premium handcrafted spirit different from anything else and a useful addition to any bar. Tingala is delicious, daring, and esoteric. We love it. We think you will too.
*To experience this, try Tingala on the side with beer, a chocolate, a glass of water, etc., and notice the before and after taste perception. Far from “numbing” the taste buds, the exotic flower buttons in Tingala ADD to the enjoyment of other flavors.
You will notice Tingala®’s tingle in the first few sips.
It lasts for several minutes. This playful, taste-expanding mouth feel is due to a natural bioactive compound that delivers tactility.
“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
The flowers in Tingala® contain a natural compound spilanthol, which activates trigeminal, or “touch,” nerves present in skin. The process known as chemesthesis carries the feeling to the brain.
Botanical to Bottle
In the tradition of European spirits and liqueur makers, our Colorado family set out to create an authentic, fun, new spirit that meets our high standards for a handcrafted product made with skill, passion, and responsibly sourced ingredients.
Using fresh botanicals with a distinctive mouth-tingling quality, Tingala® brings an exciting new and enticing flavor to the world of fine drinking.
We developed and perfected the artisanal process that captures the essence of these amazing flowers (aka buzz buttons, electric daisy, toothache plant, or Tingflowers®). Tingala® is the first spirit of its kind, made from these flowers.
We navigated the world of botanicals to discover the highest quality and most flavorful of the more than 40 spilanthes plants in it genus. Safe and FDA-approved, this variety is the one we use, at its peak of freshness, with other all-natural ingredients, to make our product.
Tingala contains no artificial ingredients or color and is gluten free.
We are proud of our family and what it took to create Tingala®, and grateful to the friends, family, experts, and craftspeople who helped us get here. We produce Tingala® at Mile High Spirits in Denver.
“The right liquor product at the right time can change the spirits industry.”
ELECTRIFYING NATURAL TASTE
What does it take to create something new in the world of fine spirits? At a time when the large, global brands are cranking out generic vodkas, gins, bourbons and rums, Tingala® has created something truly different from the old-school liquor categories.
While officially labeled a liqueur, Tingala is stronger and drier than most liqueurs or cordials, and more versatile. Made from spilanthes flowers (aka buzz buttons or electric daisies), it delivers delicious flavor and a unique natural tactility that has been shown to stimulate the taste buds and elevate the drinker’s enjoyment of flavors and textures. Tingala’s exciting mouthfeel is simply different from anything you have had before. How to use Tingala? Sip it, or in cocktails, use as a base, accent, or modifier.
Our reflection? Unlike some brands–some big ones–claiming to be different and better when they are not, Tingala is authentically innovative, remarkably different, and better. Tingala is the leader in the emerging category of premium tingling spirits, and is a worthy addition to the bar. Until the liquor arbiters officially assign it a spirits bracket all its own…you can find Tingala in the liqueur & cordials aisle, in 375ml and 750ml sizes.
Tingala is 50% alcohol by volume. Please drink responsibly.
Higher alcohol brands such as Tingala® are moving into the mainstream because they enhance flavors. Tingala is higher proof to allow the best expression of its distinctive flavor while preserving its fresh ingredients.
Tingala is 50% alcohol by volume/100 proof. “Bottled in bond” is a Prohibition-era term for 100 proof spirits, which was the quality standard of the time. With today’s revival of interest in Prohibition-era drinking, thoughtfully crafted higher proof cocktails can transport imbibers to these times gone by or exotic locales.
Today’s drinkers also seek value in their high end cocktails, and they know that higher ABV (alcohol by volume) liquors add value and reduce packaging waste.
Our liqueur is intentionally less sweet, using healthier dextrose. compared to most other liqueurs, which are 50 to 70 proof and can be laden with sweeteners. (In other words, we don’t ask you to pay for added sugars.)
Used sparingly or as a cocktail base, Tingala® adds one-of-a-kind character, flavor, strength, and classic American expression to cocktails.