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Hattiesburg, MS

When the summer sizzling heat strikes, nothing is more refreshing than a cold alcoholic beverage. Whether you choose to enjoy it chilled, on the rocks, or frozen, refreshing beverages are the perfect complement to your next outdoor gathering or completing a long day of yard work. Although there are multiple choices to quench your thirst, our staff at Lincoln Road Package Store shares on the blog today some of the best summer cocktails to beat the heat. When you’re ready to stock up to serve these tasty cocktails, visit our location at 2800 Lincoln Road, Suite A, in Hattiesburg, MS.

Watermelon Martini

Watermelon is a key summer staple and is hydrating with every bite. Pairing the sweet melon with a tangly lime highlight and vodka is an excellent addition to lazy summer nights.

  • ½ Cup Vodka or Gin
  • 2 Cups Cubed, Seedless Watermelon
  • 1 Tbsp Maple Syrup or Simple Syrup
  • 2 Tbsp Fresh Lime Juice

Add the watermelon cubes to a blender and blend until juice forms. Then, using a fine-mesh strainer, strain the watermelon juice into a clean container. Measure enough for 1 cup of juice. Next, add all the ingredients to a cocktail shaker, add ice, and shake vigorously. Pour into a highball or a glass Mason jar, and garnish with a watermelon wedge. This recipe makes enough for two to three servings but can easily be doubled as you can normally get eight cups of juice from a single melon.

Bay Breeze Cocktail

Summertime is beach season, and there’s no better cocktail for carefree vibes than the Bay Breeze, also known as a Hawaiian Sea Breeze. Complete the tropical feel for summer with pineapple and cranberry juice paired with vodka that gives a sweet yet tart flavor with beautiful sunrise colors.

  • 2 Tbsp Vodka
  • 3 Tbsp 100% Pineapple Juice
  • 6 Tbsp 100% Unsweetened Cranberry Juice (Avoid sweetened or cocktail versions)
  • 1 Tsp Maple Syrup
  • 1 Lime Wedge

Add vodka and pineapple juice to a glass and stir, followed by filling the glass with ice. Then, in a small pitcher, combine the syrup and cranberry juice and stir. To make a layered drink, tip the glass slightly and gently pour the cranberry juice mixture along the side of the glass, so it glides to the bottom. If you choose not to have a layered look or mess it up, you can simply stir the mixture for a beautiful red rose color.


Frozen daiquiris are the quintessential addition to steaming summer days. With the ability to add a wide variety of fruit to the drink, like mango, strawberries, or banana, you can fully customize this frozen treat to suit your tastes or those of your guests.

  • 1 Cup White or Light Rum
  • 1 Pound of Frozen Strawberries (or other fruit choices)
  • 6 Tbsp Maple Syrup or Simple Syrup
  • ¼ Cup Lime Juice
  • 1 Cup Ice
  • 1/8 Tsp Kosher Salt

Put all the ingredients in the blender and blend until you achieve a smooth consistency. Then, pour it into a glass and garnish it with matching fruit.

Lincoln Road Package Store

Serving the perfect summertime drink at your next gathering or during some much-needed relaxation time can help you, and your guests beat the heat. To stock your liquor pantry for the summer, visit Lincoln Road Package Store. If you have questions or would like additional recommendations, feel free to call us at (601) 268-3677 or email


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