New York was the location with the highest COVID-19 cases in the country, whose inhabitants were largely locked down in minuscule apartments with little-to-no outdoor access. As COVID-19 swept the country, home-made cocktail preferences were varied: Wyoming was digging white Russians, Hawaii wanted lemon drop martinis (not, as one might assume, their namesake Blue Hawaiians, which were actually being searched by Montanans), and Arizona was whipping up some frozen daiquiris.
Meanwhile, Wisconsin embraced a 1920s cocktail—the Official Original Supernatural Carry on my wayward son shirtbut in fact I love this grasshopper. Minnesota mixed a cocktail that, admittedly, we had to look up: an Oliveto (roughly: lemon juice, simple syrup, olive oil, vanilla, gin). But New Yorkers? As the city shuttered, they wanted something that evoked a sense of solidarity—and was stiff. Now that we think about it, that latter part was probably the main factor. Is your home office desk more of a “home office desk that’s really just half of my coffee table, or, sorry, my couch”? Well, hate to break it to you: a good portion of us aren’t going back to the office anytime soon. So it might be time to invest in a dedicated, spruced up workspace. Your back will thank you.