Tingala For Cocktails

Tingala For Cocktails
January 28, 2018 Susan Tews


Tingala has a sensual tactility not found in any other spirit. But Tingala is more than its tingle. Tingala is an extraordinary, modern cocktail ingredient that adds new structure and enhances expression of other flavors in the drink. For drinkers seeking exceptional and reimagined mixed drinks, Tingala is an excellent addition to the bar.

Try Tingala as an additional ingredient or swapped out for a base spirit in classic cocktails such as a Martini, Margarita, Moscow Mule, Old Fashioned, or Bloody Mary. Or enjoy Tingala signature cocktails such as the Esperanza, No Borders, or Tropic Thunder. SEE OUR COCKTAILS page for more.

A natural compound found in spilanthes flowers (aka buzz buttons, electric daisies, or buddha buttons) provides the pleasant buzzing or tingling feeling of Tingala. This botanical also stimulates the saliva glands and taste buds. Tingala naturally makes cocktails taste better.

In the Tingala Boulevardier, the drink’s primary character is derived from Campari’s tannic dryness, sweet vermouth, and rich rye whiskey base notes. Tingala elevates the expression of these flavors while adding tactility and citrus-spice notes of its own. When enjoying this cocktail, notice the soft current of expanding mouthfeel, the slow blossoming of the drink’s lusciously tart, cherry-like flavors, and its smooth finish.


1.25 oz rye whisky
.75 oz Tingala
.5 oz Campari liqueur
.5 oz sweet vermouth
orange twist garnish

To make: Combine all the ingredients in a rocks glass filled with a single large ice cube. Stir. Garnish with an orange twist, and serve.

Or, create your own cocktails using Tingala. Keep in mind these suggested flavor and texture pairings.

  • Tingala “Flavor Buddies” are fruit, berry, vanilla, cocoa, coffee, cinnamon, nutty, herbal, smoky, tannic, sweet, or spice notes, including the flavors of fine spirits such as: amaro, cachaça, gin, liqueurs, mezcal, vermouth, and whiskey. Tingala does not use excessive sweetening in production to create an illusion of “flavor.” Both Tingala’s higher ABV and lower sweetness allows the drink maker ultimate versatility in using our liqueur.
  • Tingala “Texture Buddies” are soda, tonic, juice, carbonated beverages including bubbly mixers, sparkling wine, sodas, and beer, “dry,” creamy, or fatty textures, and more.

TINGALA IS MADE FOR COCKTAILS. A small amount goes a long way. Think of it in mixed drinks as you think of adding a dash of salt, spice, or fresh herbs to cooked dishes. The tingling, like a whiff of delectable aroma, enhances the base flavors of any drink.

Our liqueur is superior to home or bar concocted infusions which, by their nature, often contain chlorophyll, or bitter grassy notes that are found in many botanicals. An aspect of Tingala of which we are most proud is that our proprietary process, perfected over five years of development, eliminates any plant fiber bitterness. We bring out this fresh botanical’s very best flavors, maximizing the elemental bite that makes these fresh flowers so seductive.

Tingala is exciting, intense, and different from anything else. Try a small sip at first and keep it forward in the mouth. Move on from there!

– Drink Different –