Beer, Wine, and Liquor of the Month: Our July Picks

Summer is in full swing, which means we’re craving beverages that will help cool us down. This month we’re featuring a refreshing Mexican lager, a delightful young white wine, and 4-packs of pre-mixed Gin & Tonics. These are all perfect choices to enjoy on the water, on the deck, or at your next cookout. Check out our July picks of the month, then swing by and stock up.

July Beer, Wine, and Liquor of the Month

Our Beer of the Month for July is Mast Landing’s Mas Vida, which translates to “more life.” This small-batch Mexican Lager has a hint of lime, and clocks in at 4.5%. Mast Landing brewed this in collaboration with Vacationland Distributors to celebrate their 10th anniversary. It’s the perfect warm-weather crusher for summer in Maine! 4-packs of 16 oz cans are available for $10.99.

July’s wine special is Toucas Vinho Verde. This young, fresh wine abounds with aromas of fresh orange peel and lemon, with stone fruit on the palate. The finish is soft and round. This traditional Portuguese white is best served well-chilled as an aperitif or paired with seafood. Toucas Vinho Verde is available for $9.99 a bottle.

Our July Liquor of the Month, Barr Hill Gin & Tonic, is actually a cocktail in a can. It’s crisp, refreshing, with the ideal balance of gin botanicals, citrus and herb notes, and that tonic bite. Made with Barr Hill Gin, sweetened with a touch of Barr Hill honey, and featuring tonic made the traditional way — from real cinchona tree bark — there are no extracts or artificial flavors. Pick up a Barr Hill Gin & Tonic 4-pack for $19.99.

Cocktail of the Month

Barr Hill Gin & Tonic Lemon Basil Cooler


  • 1 can of Barr Hill Gin & Tonic (355ml)
  • 1 lemon, sliced into thin rounds
  • 6-8 fresh basil leaves
  • Ice cubes
  • Lemon twist or basil sprig for garnish


Fill a highball glass with ice cubes to chill it. Place 2-3 lemon slices and 3-4 basil leaves into the glass and gently muddle together to release the flavors. Open a can of Barr Hill Gin & Tonic and slowly pour it into the glass, over the muddled lemon and basil. Stir gently to mix the ingredients, garnish with a lemon twist or a sprig of basil, and enjoy!

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