Take the journey
Adventurous spirits for adventurous people.
An incredibly unique flavor experience in a premium liqueur.
Sensory appeal and delicious flavor, handcrafted in Denver, Colorado.
Tingala features the tingling, botanical flavor of spilanthes flowers. The taste is evocative of fruits and allspice, with hints of citrus and effervescence. Tingala has a notably aromatic bouquet. Unique and wonderful, it enhances taste notes in other flavors.
Tingala is ideal for use in cocktails. Use it as a base spirit, modifier, or accent. Unlike other liqueurs, Tingala is not heavily sweetened, offering versatility to the mixologist for many applications.
You will notice Tingala’s tingle in the first few sips.
It lasts for several minutes. The invigorating, taste expanding mouth feel comes from a natural compound in the flower 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 spilanthes plant is also known as the “super taster flower.”
Fresh Flower to Bottle
Our Colorado family set out to create an authentic, legacy liqueur that meets our high standards for a handcrafted product made with skill, passion, and responsibly sourced ingredients.
Using fresh botanicals with an extraordinary mouth-tingling quality, 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.
We are proud of our family and what it took to create Tingala, and grateful
to the many friends, associates, and other craftspeople who have helped us along the way.
Tingala’s distinctive mouthfeel comes from fresh acmella alba (spilanthes) flowers, a member of the aster and daisy family. A natural compound, spilanthol, found in the small yellow flowers, results in chemesthesis, a bioactive process that stimulates the trigeminal nerve, producing a pleasing tingling sensation.
Spilanthes acmella is a tropical perennial native to Brazil. There it is known as paracress, brede mafane (bredes), toothache plant, and jambu. It is a popular culinary ingredient and folk medicine there and in other parts of the world.
Tingala offers drinkers a delicious way to enjoy this fascinating botanical!
Our mission is to provide an extraordinary and superior taste experience.
What does it take to create something new in the world of spirits? At a time when global brands are cranking out generic vodkas, gins, whiskeys, and rums, Tingala’s tingling taste is an innovation truly different from anything you have had before.
Tingala defies classification. As an outlier brand, it is the only U.S. spirit featuring the exciting, natural taste of handpicked spilanthes flowers, the tingling “super taster flower.” Tingala offers taste that goes beyond sweet, sour, salty, bitter, and umami–the sensations normally experienced as taste. It presents a new sensory dimension for cocktails that features natural flavor and assertive, taste enhancing tactility.
Unlike some brands–some big ones–who claim to be different, Tingala is truly one of a kind, a delectable, naturally tingling spirit that is becoming a new American bar staple.
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 also know that higher ABV liquors are a better value and reduce packaging waste.
While many other liqueurs are laden with sweeteners, sometimes to mask less desirable flavors, Tingala is intentionally less sweet. We don’t ask you to pay for added sugars. Tingala’s straightforward and more balanced flavor profile makes it a versatile cocktail addition. 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.
Tingala adds one-of-a-kind character, flavor, strength, and classic American expression to cocktails.