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Boston’s relationship with beverages has been long and tumultuous. Things got off to a rocky start in colonial days with... the rum trade, which saw a massive influx of rum from the sugar plantations of the Caribbean. At one point, Bostonians were drinking 5 gallons per person per year on average, a staggering feat for so many staggering feet. Then came the Boston Tea Party in December 1773, in which irate colonists hurled 342 chests full of British tea into the harbor to protest a tax they had no say in. In 1919 came the Great Molasses Flood, in which a giant vat of molasses exploded in the midday sun and sent a 25-foot wave of hot, sticky molasses gushing through the streets faster than anyone could outrun it. Today, Boston has made peace with its potable liquids. The city is famous for several cocktails, including the Ward Eight, Paul Revere Punch and Southie Southside. It’s also famous for its beers like Sam Adams, which consistently rank as some of the best-tasting brews on the market. Then there are distilleries making gin, vodka, rum and other liquors. But guess what? You have instant access to all of the great booze in the city with Drizly, and because we source from Boston’s 36 liquor shops, we’re local as can be. Simply visit our app or website, order your favorite libations and get ready. They’ll be there in 60 minutes or less.