290’s Sips of Summer – Pier 290

290’s Sips of Summer

Step into “290’s Sips of Summer,” your ultimate guide to savoring the season at PIER 290. Our summer drink menu is a curated collection of refreshing and delightful beverages designed to enhance your sunny days and warm evenings by the water. In this blog, we’ll take you through five standout drinks, from our Mixologist’s Favorite to the Best Pick for a Mocktail, and even introduce you to one of our brand-new creations. Join us as we explore why PIER 290 is your go-to spot for summer sipping, and get ready to discover the perfect drink to elevate your summer experience.

Mixologist’s Favorite: Mile High

Our Mixologist’s Favorite, the Mile High, is a refreshing blend that perfectly captures the essence of summer. Combining Aviation Gin, freshly squeezed fruits, mint, simple syrup, sweet & sour, and topped with club soda, this cocktail is a vibrant and invigorating treat. Our mixologist shared, “I first developed this recipe when I came to PIER 290 full-time in 2022. I wanted to create a refreshing gin drink to help open patrons to the idea of drinking a gin cocktail.” The Mile High stands as a testament to his craft, offering a delightful gateway for those looking to explore the world of gin.

Staff’s Favorite: Summertime Spritz

Our Staff’s Favorite, the Summertime Spritz, is a bubbly celebration of summer in a glass. This bright cocktail features Ketel One Grapefruit and Rose Botanical, Campari, lemon juice, grapefruit juice, and is topped with sour and prosecco. It’s a fun, sparkling drink that’s perfect for sunny days by the lake, offering a refreshing burst of citrus and floral notes. The Summertime Spritz has quickly become an esteemed choice among our team, embodying the vibrant and carefree spirit of summer at PIER 290.


Guests’ Favorite: Espresso Martini

Our Guests’ Favorite, the Espresso Martini, is a luxurious and indulgent treat that has become a cornerstone of celebrations at PIER 290. Made with our signature twist using Blue Ice Espresso Vodka, Kahlua, Bailey’s, and a splash of heavy cream, this cocktail offers a perfect balance of rich espresso flavors and creamy sweetness. It’s no wonder it’s one of our most popular drinks among guests, loved for its perfect balance and smooth finish. Whether you’re marking a special occasion or simply enjoying an evening lakeside, the Espresso Martini promises to elevate your experience with every sip.

Brand New to Our Menu: Peach Old Fashioned

Brand new to our menu is the Peach Old Fashioned, a delightful twist on a Wisconsin tradition. Made with Zacapa Rum, peach puree, muddled Luxardo cherries, sugar, and bitters, this cocktail is served pressed to perfection. It combines the warmth of rum with the sweetness of peach puree, creating a unique and flavorful experience. Perfect for those seeking a refreshing yet sophisticated drink option, the Peach Old Fashioned embodies the essence of lake summers in Wisconsin, offering a new and exciting way to enjoy a beloved cocktail.

Top Pick for a Mocktail: 290 Classic Margarita

Our pick for a mocktail, the 290 Classic Margarita, offers all the zest and refreshment of a traditional margarita without the alcohol. Made with half-lime, sour mix, Rosas Lime, and agave non-alcoholic syrup, this drink is shaken and topped off with a soda press to achieve the perfect balance of tangy and sweet. Its popularity has soared among our customers, who appreciate having a delicious non-alcoholic option that doesn’t compromise on flavor. The 290 Classic Margarita has become a big hit, providing a delightful and inclusive choice for everyone to enjoy.

As we conclude “290’s Sips of Summer,” we’ve explored the refreshing and delightful array of cocktails and mocktails that PIER 290 has to offer this season. From our Mixologist’s inventive Mile High to the brand-new Peach Old Fashioned, each drink captures the essence of summer. Whether you’re in the mood for a bubbly Summertime Spritz or a rich Espresso Martini, our summer cocktail menu is designed to elevate your experience by the water. We invite you to visit us and discover why PIER 290 is your ultimate destination for summer sipping. Cheers to a memorable season, one sip at a time!