Sure, a heavy coat with a hat, scarf, and gloves can shield you from those cold Iowa temperatures, but enjoying a nice hot drink from the bar at Wobbly Boots Roadhouse in Clive doesn’t hurt either! At the very least, the best bar in Des Moines will warm up your insides while you wait for your dinner to arrive. Here are a few ideas for some hot drinks you might want to give a try.
Whiskey has a reputation for warming up a person when the weather gets cold. In reality, it really just gives you the immediate sensation of warmth by causing your blood vessels to dilate which brings warm blood closer to the surface of your skin. The feeling won’t last long, but it will sure taste great when it goes down! Especially when mixed in these tasty cocktails.
- Hot Toddy
This classic cocktail made up of whiskey, honey, lemon juice, and hot water is a terrific drink for tackling some of the symptoms of a winter cold.
- Four Horseman
If a little bit of whiskey gives you a warm feeling, imagine what 4 at once will do! This delicious drink consists of scotch whiskey, bourbon whiskey, Tennessee whiskey, and Irish whiskey.
Hot coffee always hits the spot on a cold day, and when you add some of the special ingredients from behind our bar, it tastes even better! Coffee cocktails are great to enjoy with your meal, and they make excellent after-dinner drinks too. Some of our favorite add-ins are; Bailey’s, Irish whiskey, Kahlua, and Amaretto. Those liquors taste fantastic when mixed into hot chocolate too.
Yes, we know, this drink is served over ice but it can still bring the heat! With the proper ingredients added to the base mix, we can really give it some spicy deliciousness. Let the bartender know how hot you can handle yours, and with the addition of some spices, hot sauce, and certain flavored vodkas, you’ll soon be enjoying a cocktail that will definitely warm you up.
Cold Beer & Hot BBQ
Of course, you could just let a plate full of the best hickory-smoked BBQ in Des Moines warm up your insides and stick to ice-cold refreshment when it comes to your beverage of choice. For example, among the 18 different draft beers we carry on tap, you can always find delicious seasonal flavors that only come around this time of year. More than likely it’s even going to be a seasonal beer from one of our local Iowa breweries, adding a bit of hometown pride to the great taste!
No matter which mouthwatering item you order off of our extensive menu, the talented bartenders at our Des Moines BBQ restaurant can come up with a creative cocktail that will pair with it perfectly! If you join us during Happy Hour every Monday – Friday from 3-6 pm, you may even get some of those awesome drinks at a discounted price! Come on in and fight off the cold weather here with us at the Boot. We open daily at 11 am.