Drinking the Day Away –
March 31 , 2020 – Americans are concocting cocktails to cope with the coronavirus — and lots of them. US sales of alcoholic beverages have risen 55 percent in the week ending March 21, according to Nielsen data. Hard alcohol, such as gin, tequila and premixed cocktails, is on the top of the pour list, and spirits have seen the highest increase with sales jumping 75 percent compared to the same period last year. Wine and beer are heavily flowing also: Wine sales are up 66 percent, and beer sales have risen 42 percent. Alcohol delivery app Drizly, which serves 26 states plus Washington, DC, and Alberta, says the COVID-19 pandemic had an impact on sales the week of March 16–21, up approximately 300 percent from earlier in the year, reports CNBC.