Nightingale Cocktail | Des Moines Craft Cocktails
Nightingale Cocktail Des Moines Iowa Bar
Nightingale Cocktail Des Moines
  • Open @ 5PM Wednesday - Friday • 4PM Saturday • 9PM Sunday | 435 E Grand Ave • Des Moines, Iowa 0

The Nightingale Cocktail Philosophy

At Nightingale Cocktail we believe that a great cocktail is more than just a beverage, it's an experience that starts with your first sip and extends all the way to the last delicious drop of an expertly crafted cocktail. We believe that every drink should be fresh, delicious, and properly prepared with exactly the ingredients necessary to create a perfect drinking experience—and nothing more. We believe that fresh ingredients, high quality spirits, and expert technique are the key to outstanding cocktails.

Endless concoctions of obscure ingredients and pretentious bartending has no place at Nightingale Cocktail—we serve only great drinks at fair prices. Each time you order a drink, you can be confident that it will exceed your expectations. If not, just let us know and it's on the house!

Browse Menu by Category

Seasonal Menu

Our seasonal cocktails embrace seasonal ingredients and flavors. Enjoy them for a limited time while they last!
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Blackberry Mojito
A blackberry-infused take on the classic. Fresh blackberries muddled with white rum, fresh lime, and mint.
“Never compete, create.”
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Blueberry Patch
House infused blueberry vodka, fresh citrus, and lavender cordial brilliantly colored with immune boosting blue spirulina.
“Be well-rounded, soak up the sun and live a fruitful life”
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Tastes like bubblegum, drinks like a shot! This adult beverage brings your inner child out to play…
“Learn to enjoy every minute of your life”
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Nightingale Smash*
Farm-fresh raspberries, fresh squeezed lemon, and rangpur lime-infused gin gently muddled and finished with seltzer water.
“whatever we plant in our mind… will later become reality”
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Queen Bee*
A sweet but refreshing highball of double chilled honey infused whiskey and decanted lemon.
Sure to create a buzz…

Signature Cocktails

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Mango and Tequila
Expect the Heat
House-infused jalapeño tequila, mango, and lime. Finished with a chili-lime rim.
“The fruit of our thoughts, what you think today … will determine your future.”
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Pear, elderflower, ginger
Fruit of the Future
Pear vodka, light notes of elderflower and ginger. Finished with champagne.
“The fruit of our thoughts, what you think today … will determine your future.”
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Strawberry Lemonade Vodka
Glow Up
House-infused strawberry vodka, fresh lemon, and sugar briskly shaken and served over ice.
“There’s a time when you must decide either to risk everything to reach your dreams”
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Espresso Martini
Great Attitude
House-infused vanilla vodka, salted caramel, and freshly brewed Lavazza espresso. Finished with black lava sea salt .
“A great attitude magically connects us”
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Lighten Up
The finest margarita you will ever enjoy: House-infused orange tequila, fresh lime, just the right amount of sweetness.
“We all walk in the dark and each of us must learn to turn on their own light.”
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Floral, Gin
The Nightingale
A gin based cocktail that even non-gin drinkers will enjoy with grapefruit notes and light bright floral flavors.
“Whatever the majority of people are doing… do the exact opposite… and you’ll never make a mistake again.”
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Chocolate Martini
Results of Success
A truly indulgent cocktail with house-infused vanilla vodka, notes of chocolate and rich cream.
“Success is not the results of making money, making money is the result of success.”
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The Sum Total
Our take on the classic mojito: Coconut rum muddled with lime and fresh mint leaves. Finished with a sugar cane spear.
“Every one of us is the sum total of his own thoughts.”
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That's My Jam
Peanut butter whisky with berry cordial. Finished with a miniature PB&J sandwich.
“The big thing is that you know what you want…find what you enjoy and stick with it.”


Angry Orchard Cider
Big Grove Easy Eddy
Blue Moon
Bud Light
Busch Light (tallboy)
Coors Light
Corona Extra
Exile Forage Nut Brown Ale
Exile Ruthie
Heineken 0.0
Michelob Ultra
Miller High Life
Miller Lite
Modelo Especial
Modelo Negra
PBR (tallboy)
Peace Tree Blonde
Sam Adams Winter Lager
Shiner Cheer
Stella Artois
Stiegl Radler (tallboy)
Truly (various flavors)
White Claw (various flavors)


Butter Chardonnay
Cabernet Sauvignon
Candy Rosé


Dom Perignon Rosé
Dom Perignon
Moet Rosé
Veuve Clicqout
Belaire (magnum)
La Marca (prosecco)