Tingala Spirits

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Take the journey

Take your senses to another place

with American made spirits for the adventurous,

an incredibly unique experience in a premium liqueur.

The Tingling Taste

Tingala is like nothing you’ve tasted before. It features the incredibly unique tingling sensation of fresh spilanthes (buzz button) flowers, real cinnamon, citrus notes, earthy, nutty, tannic flavors, and an astoundingly aromatic bouquet.

Tingala is less sweet than traditional liqueurs, allowing its natural flavors to take center stage.

Tingala’s botanicals 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 old fashioned cocktails, martinis, or sours, or in mules, margaritas, or other bar popular drinks. Adaptable and delicious, 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: Tingala is made in Colorado, using fresh botanicals with an extraordinary natural mouth-tingling quality and other all natural 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, at its peak of freshness, with nothing artificial added, to make our product. Our artisanal process captures the essence of the amazing spilanthes flowers.




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 the flowers of spilanthes (acmella alba), a tropical perennial native to Brazil. There it is known as paracress, brede mafane, toothache plant, and jambu. Spilanthol, a natural compound in the small yellow flowers, stimulates the taste buds via the trigeminal nerve, enhancing flavors.

The plant traditionally has been used as a folk medicine and culinary ingredient. Today, Tingala offers drinkers a delicious way to enjoy this fascinating fresh botanical in cocktails!


Buzz buttons are the bud-like flowers of the spilanthes (acmella alba) plant

In a Category of its Own

It’s not often that an entirely different new spirit comes along, but Tingala is a truly unconventional product with delicious taste that is unlike anything else.

As the only U.S. spirit featuring the exciting taste of fresh, handpicked spilanthes flowers, the “super taster flower,” Tingala provides an innovative immersive dimension to cocktails. It has an assertive tingling characteristic, natural spice, citrus, and botanical flavor, and taste enhancing tactility. 

Unlike some brands–some big ones–who claim to be different, Tingala is actually one of a kind. Discover it to add a bold new twist on bar drinks.

Please look for Tingala 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, Tingala is intentionally less sweet. We don’t ask you to pay for added sugars, leaving the degree of sweetening in a cocktail up to the mixologist. Tingala’s straightforward, less sweet, and balanced flavor profile makes it a versatile and desirable cocktail addition.