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 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!

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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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Queen Bee
A sweet but refreshing highball of double chilled honey infused whiskey and decanted lemon.
“The big thing is that you know what you want…find what you enjoy and stick with it.”
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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.”

Seasonal Menu

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Gimme S’more
House honey graham cracker washed bourbon, hints of warm vanilla, and a dash of cocoa bitters. Stirred over Kold Draft ice.
“"Every time they turn the lights down, just wanna go that extra mile for you.” - B. Spears, 2007
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House apple infused gin, chai spice infused cider, and a hint of cheddar cheese. A classic flavor combo you didn’t know you loved.
“Something always brings me back to you, it never takes too long.” - Sara Bareilles, 2007
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Peach Blossom
Late summer peach infused barrel aged tequila, a hint of honey, bright citrus and, and a velvety egg white finish.
“You’re going to love what’s happening here, there’s nothing for you to fear” - Eels, 2013
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Pumpkin Pie (Shot)
A shot of fall flavor. Pumpkin washed vodka, house-made pumpkin spice syrup, and Rumchata. Finished with sugar and spice.
“She’s my [pumpkn’] pie, cool drink of water, such a sweet surprise.” - Warrant, 1990
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Spice Up Your Life*
Choose one: margarita, old fashioned, or espresso martini and hit it with fall flavor by adding our house made pumpkin pie spice syrup!
“When you're feelin' sad and low, We will take you where you gotta go” - Spice Girls, 1997


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