109º. My car today said 109º. Let’s be serious, y’all … that’s some bullshit. Temperatures anywhere north of 95º shouldn’t be a thing, but when they are, the best place to be is firmly in a pool … and preferable with a cool pool float*.
Well … I did just that last weekend. Only problem? I didn’t take enough booze with me down to the pool to outlast the whole arc the sun makes over my pool. I had a cooler with a couple bottles of water and the remnants of the six-pack we started the day with, but we knew that wasn’t going to do. Enter: Drizly. I’d heard about the many alcohol delivery services that have hit the Dallas scene as of late, but I went with them because their logo is adorable (Drizly … it’s like grizzly! Adorable.)
With a refreshed hope for the remainder of the afternoon, we navigated the app to pick out some whiskey, vodka, and cider (for the gluten-intolerant faction amongst us) to hold us over. To round out the order, we tapped in some bar goodies for later (ahem, Luxardo cherries), a bag of ice, and some mixers.
Seemingly immediately, I got a confirmation that my order was on its way! We were stoked. Since we were clever enough to note on our order that we were by the pool, we listlessly paddled around the pool anticipating the delivery.
Then … it happened … Jose strolled into the pool area with a bag of ice and it couldn’t have been more than 30 minutes after I placed my order. He greeted us, confirmed I was the one who ordered (because who wouldn’t want to intercept THAT delivery?!), dropped off the ice, then scurried off to get our box of goodies. (Yup, it was a whole box … we’re ballin’.) Back again with the goods, he offered to fill my cooler and ice down the drinks. I mean … that’s some white glove service!
With the cooler and my glass full without so much as removing my pinky toe from the pool, my friends and I were ready to wait out the sun properly lubricated–both with liquor and sunscreen. A huge thanks to Drizly for the seriously special delivery!
Visit the website or download the app (Apple, Google), sign up for Drizly, and use my referral code (SusieDrinks) to get $5 off so you’re ready the next time you need that assist–be it in the pool, around 5pm on a particularly boring work day, or even as a lifeline at a party when you’re running low on ice or (banish the thought) whiskey.
I received a $100 credit for Drizly to try out the experience.