Best Holiday Drinks in Des Moines


It’s easy to eat, drink, and be merry during the holidays when you live in Des Moines. Here are some of our favorite holiday drinks – alcoholic, coffee, ice cream, and more!

egg nog drink des moines10 Best Holiday & Seasonal Drinks in Des Moines

  1. Maple Brown Sugar Latte :: The Coffeesmith :: 770 Alice’s Road
  2. Eggnog Cold Brew :: Smokey Row :: Several DSM metro locations
  3. Sweater Weather :: Snowglobe Christmas Bar at Exile Brewing Co :: 1514 Walnut St., Des Moines
  4. Eggnog Holiday Milkshake :: Central Standard :: 1222 SE University Ave
  5. Polar Vortex Hyper Infused Energy drink:: Hyper Energy :: 180 SE Meihe Dr., Grimes & 1025 SE Laurel St., Waukee
  6. Iced Sugar Plum Tonic :: Light Bright Coffee :: 1895 SE Grimes Blvd, Ste 104, Grimes
  7. Jingle Balls Nog :: Miracle on Ingersoll Pop-up Bar :: 3124 Ingersoll Ave, Des Moines
  8. Golden Milk Latte “The New Year” :: Horizon Line Coffee :: 1417 Walnut St, Ste B, Des Moines 
  9. Snowman Creme Frappe :: Freedom Blend Coffee ::  2329 Hickman Rd., Des Moines
  10. Mistletoe Matcha :: Sweet Waters Coffee & Tea :: 160 Jordan Creek Parkway, Ste. 160, West Des Moines

Get out there and drink something delicious. Got a favorite you want to shout out? Leave us a comment below!

We work hard to ensure the accuracy of this information. However, you should always call ahead to confirm drinks, times, location, and other information before heading to a cafe or shop, since things may change.

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Kara originally hails from northwest Iowa where she met her husband, Lance, through a 4-H fashion show. After a decade of living in central Iowa, Kara is still figuring out which way is north. Wearing the hat of “wife, mommy, employee, chef, ribbon tie-er and family calendar organizer,” Kara knows a bit about juggling life and work. Kara became a boy-mom in June of 2011 to Lucan and a girl-mom to Gracelyn in December of 2014. Most days you can find her mixing up metaphors and oversharing life’s moments via social media. Kara enjoys yoga, reading, gardening, cooking, sewing in straight lines and singing along to musicals. A spender by nature, but thrifty by necessity, Kara is always in hunt of a bargain. She’s an active member of Northpoint Church and a resident of Grimes. Her vision for life includes “doing the best we can with what God gives us.”


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