Tingala Spirits


Take the journey

Adventurous spirits with sensory appeal and delicious flavor

Designed for cocktails

Handcrafted in Denver, Colorado

The Taste

Tingala is a specialty spirit designed to expand a drink’s taste and mouthfeel. It features the natural botanical flavors of spilanthes flowers (buzz buttons) and cinnamon, with citrus brightness and a pleasing, aromatic bouquet. Its exciting tingling sensation lasts for a few minutes.

Improve cocktails by using Tingala as a base spirit, modifier, or accent. Adaptable and savory, 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

Add a WOW FACTOR to any drink: Float a tingling layer of Tingala on top: 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



Other names for the Spilanthes flower are: Buzz Button, Szechuan Button, Electric Daisy, and Tingflower.

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

Fresh Flower to Bottle

HAND OF THE MAKER: Using fresh botanicals with an extraordinary natural mouth-tingling trait, Tingala brings an exciting new flavor to the world of fine drinking. 

We developed and perfected the artisanal process that captures the essence of the amazing spilanthes flowers. Safe and FDA-approved, the variety of flowers that we use (acmella alba) is the highest quality and most flavorful of the more than 60 spilanthes plants in its genus. We use only this variety, at its peak of freshness, with nothing artificial added, to make our product.

Tingala is made for cocktails. We recommend it as a base, modifier, or accent in martinis, old fashioneds, mules, sours, or other cocktails. Even a small amount of Tingala used in cocktails opens the taste buds, boosting the enjoyment of bar drinks. 



We make every batch of Tingala by hand, using only fresh, hand-picked flowers flown overnight to us from U.S. farmers, crushed real cinnamon (no extracts), top-notch corn-based neutral spirits, dextrose, and pure Colorado water.

Crafted with skill, passion, and responsibly sourced ingredients

The Flower

TINGALA’S DISTINCTIVE MOUTHFEEL comes from fresh acmella alba, or spilanthes, flowers, a tropical perennial native to Brazil. There it is known as paracress, brede mafane (bredes), toothache plant, and jambu.

A NATURAL COMPOUND called spilanthol, found in the small yellow flowers, creates a bioactive process that stimulates the taste buds via the trigeminal nerve, enhancing flavors.

A NEW FLAVOR TO SOME IN THE U.S., spilanthes acmella is a popular folk medicine and culinary ingredient around the world. Tingala offers drinkers a delicious way to enjoy this fascinating fresh botanical in cocktails!


Made for Cocktails, Meant to Experience

In a Category of its Own

What does it take to create something truly different in the world of spirits? Tingala’s delicious, natural tingling taste is a true innovation and is unlike anything else.

An unconventional small craft brand, it is the only U.S. spirit featuring the exciting taste of fresh, handpicked spilanthes flowers, the “super taster flower.” Tingala provides a new immersive dimension to cocktails, with natural botanical flavor and assertive, taste enhancing tactility. 

Unlike some brands–some big ones–who claim to be different, Tingala is truly one of a kind.

Please look for it in the cordials or liqueurs aisle, in 375ml and 750ml sizes.

Versatile and Better


“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. Higher proof also helps preserve the flavor and integrity of fresh ingredients.

In the tradition of classic American spirits, Tingala is 100 proof /50% ABV (alcohol by volume).

Today’s drinkers seek value in their high end cocktails, and they know that higher ABV liquors deliver better value and reduce packaging waste.


While some other liqueurs are heavily sweetened, often to mask less desirable flavors, Tingala is intentionally less sweet. We don’t ask you to pay for added sugars. Tingala’s straightforward, less sweet, and balanced flavor profile makes it a versatile cocktail addition.