Special Occasion Drinks

Special Occasion Drinks
February 8, 2018 Susan Tews

For Special Occasions

Put Denver’s own liqueur for lovers in the service of cupid with these recipes recommended by Tingala. This liqueur’s lip tingling buzz makes lips feel more voluptuous–and kissable.

Tingala’s sensuous character is derived from flowers native to South America that have a naturally effervescent taste. The flowers in the handcrafted spirit perk up the taste buds and enhance other flavors. You’ll notice the tingle in the first sips, and the sensation lasts just a few minutes. This libation is a liqueur made for lovers. Below are recipes from Tingala:

Put a Tingle on It

¾ ounce simple syrup
1 ½ ounce chilled pineapple juice
5 ounces chilled sparkling red wine (such as Rosa Regale)
¾ ounce Tingala tingling liqueur
Strawberry garnish

Glassware: champagne flute.

Combine simple syrup and pineapple juice in a prepared flute glass. Slowly pour in the sparking red wine. Gently drizzle Tingala over the back of a bar spoon held just above the drink. Garnish with a strawberry. Serve.


Tingala Kiss

1 ½ ounce dark chocolate liqueur
¾ ounce Tingala tingling liqueur
chocolate truffle garnish

Glassware: Nick & Nora glass.

Combine ingredients in an ice-filled shaker. Shake, and strain into a chilled Nick & Nora glass. Garnish with a chocolate truffle. Serve.


Peruvian Love Charm

¾ ounce cachaça (or pisco brandy)
¾ ounce Tingala tingling liqueur
¾ ounce maraschino liqueur
brandied cherry garnish

Glassware: lowball glass.

Combine ingredients with ice. Stir, and strain into a cocktail glass containing a single large ice cube. Garnish with brandied cherry. Serve.


Lovers Leap
(aka: Wasp 52)

½ ounce Irish cream liqueur
½ ounce dark chocolate liqueur
½ ounce Tingala tingling liqueur

Glassware: cordial glass.

This drink is not shaken, not stirred, but built. Create this stacked shot by first pouring Irish cream in a cordial glass. Next, slowly drizzle dark chocolate liqueur over a bar spoon held close to the surface of the drink. Pouring slowly again over the bar spoon, top with Tingala. Creates layers for an eye-catching presentation.

Optional: To flame this cocktail – Starting with a warm glass, make this drink. Pour a bit of Tingala into a spoon and ignite with a match. Using extreme caution not to top over the glass, pour onto the top of the drink. Serve immediately. Extinguish flame before drinking.