“We do things a little differently at Tingala. You won’t find a dedicated distillery or a tasting room to visit. We are a lean, local family operation representative of independent, artisanal craft spirits makers.” – Tews Family
We make Tingala spirits “flower to bottle,” using only fresh spilanthes flowers, aka buzz buttons, hand harvested at the peak of ripeness and flown to us overnight from U.S. growers, with other all-natural ingredients, to bring out the botanical’s best flavor while maximizing the flowers’ seductive character.
Like all liqueurs, Tingala is made using a blended maceration process. Our family’s spirits master and crew make every small batch by hand, beginning with soaking the herbs in neutral spirits to coax out their tingling essence.
We build production around the plant’s growing season, roughly from March to November, using only fresh flowers, never extracts or dried or frozen plants, and no artificial flavors or color.
At Tingala, we are proud of our proprietary process, perfected over five+ years of development, which eliminates plant fiber bitterness. We maximize the unique natural botanical character that makes these fresh flowers so seductive.
Crushed real cinnamon, an addition common in traditional European herbal spirits, is a perfect complement in Tingala spirits to the herbal taste of the flowers. We use top-notch spirits, pure Eldorado (Colorado) spring water, and other all natural ingredients, bottling our original Tingala liqueur at 50% alcohol by volume (100 proof) and Tingala GOLD specialty spirit at 35% alcohol by volume (70 proof) in Golden, Colorado. We use recyclable glass bottles screen printed with organic ink and 100% recycled cartons.
BETTER AND MORE VERSATILE
Tingala spirits are gluten free.
We sweeten with natural sugar in our original Tingala liqueur and agave nectar in Tingala GOLD.
Original Tingala liqueur is designed specifically to be used as a base, split base, or accent in cocktails, with a straightforward savory flavor profile that makes it a delectable, delicious and versatile mixed drink addition. Tingala liqueur is notably less sweet than the majority of traditional liqueurs. At 100 proof, our spirit brings classic American expression to cocktails, adding unique character, fresh, distinctive flavor, and value while keeping packaging to a minimum.
Tingala GOLD specialty spirit has the same tingle and cinnamon-citrus taste as original Tingala, with the addition of natural vanilla, and is slightly sweeter, lower proof, and priced for sipping, shots, or cocktails!