Summer is the season of 5 à 7 on patios, drinking beer in the park, and trying all of the different rosés on the market. By now, you've probably already found your summer drink of choice, whether it be a cheap white wine or a fun cocktail.\nUnfortunately, your favourite beverage is about to get more expensive, because the SAQ has just increased the prices on more than 1,200 items, both in-store and online.\nThese changes, which were introduced yesterday, are the third such price hikes the SAQ has announced in the space of a year.\nA spokesperson for the SAQ told the Journal de Quebec that the price increase is due in part to an increase in the federal excise tax and the re-negotiation of the whole price sale of many products.\nView this post on Instagram À l'occasion de la Journée nationale du Daiquiri, on se fait plaisir avec une version aux framboises! . QUESTION: À quel siècle l'invention du Daiquiri remonte-t-elle? // It's #NationalDaiquiriDay : let's enjoy a fresh raspberry Daiquiri! . QUESTION: In what century was the first Daiquiri created? . Pour cette recette et d'autres inspirations/To find this recipe and more 👉 Story 📸 @maude_chauvin #LaPartieFacile #LaSAQ #daiquiri #daiquirigram #framboise #raspberry #cocktails #mixology #cocktail #craftcocktails #cocktaillovers #drinkstagram #cocktailoclock #tropical #rum #rhum A post shared by La SAQ Officiel (@lasaq) on May 21, 2019 at 1:23pm PDT\nThe most affected products are the "luxury products" like expensive spirits. Hennessy X.O., for example, is now priced at 304,50$, a $7.05 increase.\nREAD ALSO: Ellen DeGeneres Shares Horrible Story Of Sexual Assault At The Hands Of Her Stepfather\nBut it's not just luxury goods that are becoming more expensive. Popular wines like the Barefoot Pinot Grigioor the Chardonnay Citra Terre di blanc are affected by the price hike, increasing by $0.20.\nThe average price increase is about $0.25.\nView this post on Instagram L'été arrive (il y a de l'espoir!) et les coolers Ginto Hibiscus d' @oshlag seront de mise lors des journées chaudes! IDENTIFIEZ un amoureux de gin dans les COMMENTAIRES! // Well, doesn't seem like it but summer is coming! By then, Ginto Hibiscus from @oshlag will become your fav mate for the hot days! TAG a gin lover in the comments below! . 📸 @mariedesneigesm . #hibiscusgin #ginhibiscus #gincooler #pretaboire #boirelocal #ginquebecois #quebecgin #gintonicday #gintonic #ginlovers #gin #summertime #enjoysummer A post shared by La SAQ Officiel (@lasaq) on Apr 15, 2019 at 4:19pm PDT\nThis is the third price increase in the last year. The SAQ is allowed to increase its prices twice a year, in May and November. They have used the last three opportunities to increase prices.\nThe news comes amidst revelations that the SAQ has made 425.5 M$ in net profit in its third trimester.\nThe SAQ has announced a price increase for over 1,200 products just in time for the summer season. The average price hike is of about $0.25.\nRead the original Narcity article here.