Every holiday party host or hostess鈥檚 worst fear is people not having fun 鈥 therefore, having the right spread and a healthy dose of cute seasonal cocktails, mixers and libations at a party is always a good idea. To ensure that your holiday party (that you wanted to be聽oh-so-organized for)聽stays afloat, many a host or hostess has likely braved the winter cold mid-party to go on an alcohol run. Good news, people 鈥 those days might soon be over with Amazon鈥檚 new service.


Amazon Prime Now, which rolled out last year, already delivers over a million products to 20 different metropolitan cities across the聽country, but until today, alcohol delivery was limited to just Amazon鈥檚 hometown of Seattle. They聽finally rolled out the goods in New York City just yesterday, in time for all those holiday parties. Fingers crossed they鈥檒l be bringing this service nationwide.

According to Re/Code,聽while Amazon has a liquor license in Seattle that enables it to deliver alcohol, it doesn鈥檛 have one for New York. Therefore, they鈥檒l be relying on the services of pre-existing alcohol delivery vendors.聽The service costs $7.99 for 1-hour delivery of wine, beer and spirits and is open to Prime members for free so long as they鈥檙e willing to wait at least two hours. (FYI, Prime membership is $99 annually.)

Currently, the outer boroughs are聽out of luck, as deliveries only extend to Manhattan, but we鈥檙e certain where there is a will (for booze), there is a way. That鈥檚 how the saying goes, I think.

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