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‘Tis the season for holiday drinks

December 15, 2022

With the holidays around the corner, seasonal drinks are a must-have. Try out these festive drinks in Ames before they’re gone for the season. Cheers! 

Milo Butterbeer from Café Milo

A twist on a traditional chai tea latte, this Harry Potter-inspired treat consists of chai, your choice of milk, toffee nut and vanilla syrup, and cinnamon. Try it iced or hot – it’s delicious both ways. 

Pourover coffee at Café Milo in Ames.







Candy Cane Mocha from Café Diem

A seasonal classic – reimagined. Enjoy the sweeter things in life with a white chocolate and peppermint flavored pick-me-up. 

Christmas Tree Cake protein shake from Vibe Ames

Power up with a delicious holiday-dessert-themed shake packed with protein. It’s so good, you won’t even realize it’s nutritious. 

Cranberry & Lime Sour from Torrent Brewing

A fruited sour with tart, cranberry flavors. ‘Tis the season for holiday-inspired beer (obviously). 

Polar Bear Mocha from Café Milo

Inspired by winter’s favorite animal, sip on a latte infused with white chocolate, peppermint, and vanilla.

Gingerbread Milkshake from 1+1 Restaurant & Tea

Who says you can’t have a milkshake during cold, Iowa winters? Curb your sweet treat cravings with this seasonal milkshake. 

Vanilla Chai White Russian from Wallaby’s Bar & Grill

Warm up with Wallaby’s winter take on a classic cocktail, with their house-made chai syrup infused into a frosty white Russian. 

Peppermint Eggnog Cold Foam Cold Brew from Café Diem

Try saying that three times in a row. This specialty coffee combines two of the season’s coziest flavors in the mash-up we never knew we needed: peppermint and eggnog.

Jean’s Hot Toddy from Aunt Maude’s

Holiday shopping in downtown Ames? Stop in to Aunt Maude’s to warm up with their take on a traditional hot toddy.

Aunt Maude's in the winter.









Eggnog Latte from Burgie’s Coffee

Forever a favorite – swap the milk out for eggnog in your morning latte from Burgie’s to feel extra festive. 

By Marissa Smith, Marketing Communications Intern


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