A great big plate full of the best BBQ in Des Moines will definitely warm you up on a cold, Iowa day or night. While you’re waiting for the talented chefs at Wobbly Boots Roadhouse in Clive to cook it up for you, we’ve got a few tasty beverages from behind the bar that can start thawing you out. Here are a few ideas for a delicious drink to tide you over until the food arrives.
Hot tea or coffee always hits the spot on a cold day and when you add some special ingredients from behind the Wobbly Boots BBQ bar, it tastes even better! Some of our favorite coffee add-ins taste wonderful mixed into hot chocolate too. (Perfect for the person that doesn’t mind a bit of dessert before dinner!) These include Bailey’s, Irish Whiskey, Kahlua, and Amaretto.
As for hot tea, it’s a main ingredient in a classic Hot Toddy, which also contains honey, lemon juice, and a hearty shot of whiskey. (Actually, some recipes skip the tea and just use hot water!) An added benefit of this particular cocktail is the fact that it’s also terrific for tackling many symptoms of a winter cold.
We already mentioned a Hot Toddy above, but whiskey alone has a reputation for warming up a person when the weather gets cold. A shot of whiskey gives you an immediate sensation of warmth because it causes 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 going down! By the time the warmth wears off, your dinner should be hot and ready to take its place.
Even though this drink is served over ice, it can still bring the heat! With the proper ingredients added to the base mix, our bartenders can really give your Bloody Mary a spicy kick. Just tell us how hot you think you can handle it. With the addition of some special spices, the right amount of hot sauce, and certain flavored vodkas, you’ll soon be enjoying a cocktail that will definitely warm you up.
Cold Beer & Hot BBQ
If you aren’t the type of person that likes to drink hot beverages along with a hot meal, once the food arrives you may want to switch over to drinking something cold and refreshing. For example, our large selection of 18 different draft beers is a popular choice to pair with hickory-smoked BBQ. We always keep a nice selection of locally brewed Iowa beers on tap too, so you know we’ll have something you’ll love!
The talented bartenders at our BBQ restaurant & bar in Des Moines are here to help you decide exactly which drink you’ll enjoy most to go along with your meal. If you happen to join us during Happy Hour any Monday-Friday from 3-6 pm, you may even get some of those awesome drinks at a discounted price! Hot or cold, we’ll make sure you get something refreshing and delicious.