Exquisite Handcrafted Cocktails Menu | Nightingale Cocktail Des Moines
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 simplicity is key. We focus on creating refreshing, delectable drinks that are prepared with precision, using only the necessary ingredients to ensure a flawless drinking experience. Say goodbye to convoluted mixtures and pompous mixologists; we proudly serve outstanding cocktails without the fuss. Our aim is to provide remarkable drinks at reasonable prices, without compromising on quality.

Discover the Nightingale Cocktail Philosophy, where we redefine what it means to enjoy a remarkable cocktail. Immerse yourself in an extraordinary experience, from the very first sip to the satisfying last drop of our meticulously crafted beverages. Our commitment lies in using fresh, top-notch ingredients, skillful preparation, and a dash of expertise to deliver exceptional cocktails.

When you choose a drink at Nightingale Cocktail, rest assured it will surpass your expectations. We guarantee your satisfaction, and if for any reason it falls short, simply let us know and your next drink is on us!

Signature Cocktails

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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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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.”

Seasonal Menu

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Butter Beer
A butterscotch infused toddy sure take the chill off. Served warm.
“Mistletoe…It’s often infested with nargles.” - Luna
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Frosted Cranberry
Empress gin with a zing of lemon, tart cranberry, and a touch of warming cinnamon spice.
“A balanced diet is a Christmas cookie in each hand.”
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Gettin' Figgy With It
Silver tequila meets zesty citrus, spicy chili fig, and a mezcal spritz topped with a brûlée’d fig for a smoky delight.
“Let's get away from sleigh bells, let's get away from snow.”
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It's a Wonderful Life
A stirred cocktail of bourbon, black walnut, and citrus paired with the classic flavors of gingerbread to put you in the holiday spirit.
“Wake up with gratitude”
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Sugar Plum Fairy
Vibrant plum sake, fresh citrus, effervescent champagne, adorned with rock candy wrapped in snow. 
“Wake up with gratitude”
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Sticky Toffee Eggnog
A holiday twist on a classic creamy delight, indulgent house-made eggnog infused with the flavors of sticky toffee pudding./span>
“What if Christmas…doesn’t come from a store…perhaps it means a little bit more!”
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The Grinch
Sure to grow your christmas spirit three sizes; this chilled, creamy mint chocolate shot is not a mean one… it’s a delicious one!
“What if Christmas…doesn’t come from a store…perhaps it means a little bit more!”
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Winter Wonderland
Watch the magic happen as cotton candy snow transforms into a sweet, tart blend of cranberry, elderflower and citrus.
“A beautiful sight,
we're happy tonight…”


Angry Orchard Cider
Blue Moon
Bud Light
Busch Light (tallboy)
Coors Light
Corona Extra
Exile Ruthie
Heineken 0.0
IPA (Rotating Breweries)
Michelob Ultra
Miller Lite
Modelo Especial
Modelo Negra
PBR (tallboy)
Peace Tree Blonde
Press Seltzer (various flavors)
Stiegl Radler (tallboy)
White Claw (various flavors)


Dom Perignon Rosé
La Marca (prosecco)
Veuve Clicqout