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Booze Deliveries Went Up Nearly 500 Percent During Superstorm Juno

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People ordered a ton of vodka, beer, and wine.


In preparation for forecasted blizzard Juno, it appeared as if residents of the East Coast did one of two things: Waited in absurd lines to stock up on kale or fortified their booze stocks. An inforgraphic from alcohol delivery app Drizly reveals that many in Boston and New York City preferred to do the latter. As of early Monday afternoon, alcohol purchases in the two cities were up by 477 percent compared to a "typical Monday."

When forced to remain indoors, it looks like Bostonians and New Yorkers just prefer to sit around and get blitzed, especially on Absolut Vodka, according to a spokesperson for the app. It was the "top selling product" in cities affected by the Winter Storm Juno as of 7 p.m. yesterday. Of the top 10 drinks ordered, the only other hard liquor that made it on to the list was Tito's Handmade Vodka. Other popular drink orders included cases of Harpoon IPA (2), Miller Lite (3), and Bud Light (7). Wine proved to be a popular libation as well, especially bottles of Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc (4) with reds like Alamos Malbec and two Pinot Noirs rounding out the list.

If you live in Boston or New York City and haven't made a vodka purchase yet, Drizly says it will continue to deliver "as long as it is deemed safe to do so," which means you should probably spend your snow day crafting epic bloody marys. Checkout the infographic below:

Courtesy of Drizly

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