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!

Seasonal Menu

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Vodka | Fruity | Tart
Blueberry Patch
Indulge in a refreshing sip of blueberry infused vodka, zesty lemon with sweet blueberries and a sparkling finish.
“Optimism is a happiness magnet” - Mary Lou Retton
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Tequila | Kiwi | Light
Green Goddess
A refreshing mash-up of premium silver tequila muddled with fresh kiwi, elderflower liquor, and fresh squeezed lime.
“It takes courage to grow up and be who you really are” - E.E. Cummings
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Bourbon | Sweet & Sour
Stone Fruit Sour
Savor this complex blend of whiskey, apricot, lemon, black pepper and cinnamon. Shaken and served over Nightingale ice.
“People throw stones, don't throw back, collect them and build an empire”
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Vodka | Light & Dry
Experience a slightly sweet twist on the 007 classic with a blend of sweet pepper infused vodka, gin, citrus, and a hint of almond.
“Miss [Vesper] Lynd, well your beautiful is a problem.” - James Bond

Signature Cocktails

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Tequila | Spicy | Mango
Expect the Heat
House-infused jalapeño tequila, mango, and lime. Finished with a chili-lime rim.
“We've got to put the fuel in before we can expect the heat.”
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Vodka | Light & Fruity | Champagne
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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Vodka | Fruity | Best Seller
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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Vodka | House 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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Tequila | House Margarita
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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Gin | Floral
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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Whiskey | Lightly Sweet
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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Vodka | Dessert
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.”


Angry Orchard Cider
Blue Moon
Bud Light
Busch Light (tallboy)
Coors Light
Corona Extra
Crabbie's Alcoholic Ginger Beer
Exile Ruthie

High Noon (various flavors)
Heineken 0.0
IPA (Rotating Breweries)
Michelob Ultra
Miller Lite
Modelo Especial
Modelo Negro
Nütrl (various flavors)
PBR (tallboy)
White Claw (various flavors)


La Marca (prosecco)
Veuve Clicqout