What did Coloradans drink on Election Night?

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Coloradans ordered more booze on Election Night when compared to typical Tuesdays, according to Drizly.Brittany Anas

By Brittany Anas / NewsBreak Denver

(Denver, CO) We may still be waiting on results in the tight 3rd Congressional District race between Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert and Democrat challenger Adam Frisch, but we do have a definitive answer about what Coloradans drank on Election Night.

According to online liquor store Drizly, store orders in Colorado on Tuesday, Nov. 8, were three percent higher than the average of the previous four Tuesdays.

But what was Colorado’s tipple of choice? The top sellers, according to Drizly’s data, were red wine, white wine and vodka, bucking national trends.

Nationwide, spirits finished first among segments, ringing up 46 percent of sales, followed by wine (40 percent) and beer (12 percent). Tito’s Vodka was Drizly’s top-selling brand overall, but in an election night surprise, Veuve Clicquot took the No. 2 spot. (Clearly, some were in a pop-corking mood as results poured in).

Drizly data also tells us that swing states and blue states saw the biggest uptick in orders on Election night, with notable increases in orders coming from Ohio (31 percent), Florida (15 percent), Arizona (12 percent), California (10 percent); New York (8 percent).

Interestingly, Colorado also had an alcohol delivery measure on the ballot. Voters rejected Proposition 126, which sought to allow stores that sell booze to allow third-party companies such as Instacart or DoorDash to deliver it. The current law allows for deliveries but mandates store employees make the deliveries. Drizly, for instance, puts inventory at your fingertips, but local retail partners fulfill the orders.

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Brittany is a journalist in the Denver metro area with more than two decades of writing and editing experience. She covers travel, restaurants and other lifestyle topics.

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