Tingala® buzz button spirits are designed to expand a drink’s flavor and mouthfeel. They are the first U.S. spirits made from exotic flowers native to Brazil with a natural tingling taste. Tingala liqueur and Tingala Gold specialty spirits create a new, immersive dimension in cocktails. With exciting flavor and assertive, flavor enhancing tactility, they provide an extraordinary, one-of-a-kind experience! Nothing else tastes or feels like Tingala spirits.

What do Tingala spirits taste like?
Tingala liqueur features cinnamon-allspice base notes and uplifting, lemon-citrus accents. Fresh tropical spilanthes flowers or buzz buttons contribute a light flavor of their own. Tingala is savory, herbal, woodsy, and has a pleasing bouquet. Tingala’s defining taste characteristic is its tingling tactility derived 100% from fresh botanicals. It reminds some of a Pop Rocks® like experience but one that brings a new dimension to adult beverages!

Tingala Gold specialty spirit has similar notes of cinnamon, citrus and vanilla flavor as the original 100 proof Tingala liqueur but the 70 proof specialty spirit is a touch sweeter with the addition of agave nectar.

How should someone try Tingala spirits for the first time?
If trying Tingala Gold for the first time, pour as you would any sampler or shot! Swish it around in your mouth for a moment before swallowing. You’ll notice the mouth-buzzing effect of this 35% by-volume specialty spirit within a few seconds!

When first trying Tingala liqueur, take a small sip and keep it forward in the mouth. Sip Tingala liqueur slow-w-w-l-y. At 50% alcohol-by-volume and with concentrated taste and effect, its robust presence will surprise you. Sip, don’t shoot.

Will it affect the way I taste things?
Yes! For the better! The spilanthes botanical that we use is known as nature’s “super taster flower.” It slightly increases salivation, opening the taste buds to more flavors, and so makes Tingala a uniquely delightful addition to drinks or accompaniment to food.

Our spirits add a “certain something” to cocktails, improving the drinker’s experience by expanding delightful flavor notes and depth in mixed drinks. Most people taste new nuances — heightened tartness, sweetness, effervescence, earthiness, or crispness.

Try this taste experiment!
To experience for yourself how Tingala spirits affects taste, have a sip of plain water or a favorite beer–we recommend a Colorado craft beer–followed by a sip of Tingala or Tingala Gold; keep it forward in your mouth for a moment before swallowing; then taste the water or beer again. Notice the difference. For most people, the water tastes remarkably better and the beer more flavorful and effervescent. This also works with fatty/creamy foods, salty or crispy snacks, or tannic flavors like bitters, chocolate, greens or nuts.