Beer and watermelon are two of summer’s iconic refreshers, so combining them in a light, revivifying cocktail is a no-brainer. A little bit of Créole Shrubb—an orange liqueur from Martinique that uses agricole rum, not neutral spirits, as a base—adds mystery, complexity, and a subtle perfume. If you have trouble finding it, though, try searching for maraschino liqueur to make our Summer Hoedown cocktail instead. Or, if you prefer tequila to beer, make this Zapatos Nuevos watermelon cocktail.
What to buy: Rhum Clément Créole Shrubb liqueur is an orange-flavored rum with a baking-spice perfume; it can be found at any well-stocked liquor store.