September 21, 2023

Paradise Cove’s Leelanau Lemonade

Bottoms Up
By Jillian Manning | Aug. 13, 2022

Talk about a drink with a view. Here’s how to get yours. Step one: Belly up to the bar at Paradise Cove Bar & Grill (aka South End Tiki Bar) tucked along the shores of Lake Leelanau. Step two: Ask for the Leelanau Lemonade ($10.50). The description on the menu may be short and sweet—“lemony tart mixture, vodka lemonade”—but the drink is tall and sour in the best possible way. This baby eschews the artificial taste of so many lemon-based cocktails, instead offering an endlessly sippable and highly refreshing beverage. A sugared rim adds just the right touch of sweetness to have you going back for seconds. Step three: Take literally five paces from the bar and enjoy while looking out at the blue waters of Lake Leelanau, perhaps with a side of pretzel bites or onion rings from the grill’s menu. Find it at 9851 S Perrins Landing Dr., Traverse City.


Your Fall Restaurant Guide: Six Spots to Stop for a Bite in Northern Michigan

The weather may be cooling down, but the culinary scene in northern Michigan is heating up. This summer, we explored six n... Read More >>

A Weekend of Books

It’s a bookish weekend in Petoskey, Bay Harbor, and Harbor Springs! (Be still, our literary hearts!) First up is the... Read More >>

Make Your Pet Famous!

Every fall, Northern Express puts together our Pets Issue, which features stories about our beloved furry friends. As part... Read More >>

Transformation on the Trail

It’s no secret that the Boardman Lake Loop Trail in Traverse City is a popular spot for a stroll. And after a summer... Read More >>