Can I have a celebratory drink after getting the COVID-19 vaccine?
ORLANDO, Fla. – With COVID-19 vaccines becoming readily available in Florida and across the nation, many people are asking a similar question: Can I have a beer or alcoholic drink to celebrate? The government has not issued official guidance on the topic, but according to Prevention.com, experts say drinking, within reason, is OK.[TRENDING: Teens rescued from slingshot ride | Woman found naked in storm drain says she was there for 3 weeks | Teacher fired for using medical marijuana]Ad“There is no evidence that alcohol reduces the formation of antibodies,” Dr. Richard Watkins, an infectious disease physician and a professor of internal medicine at the Northeast Ohio Medical University, told Prevention. According to the report, however, Watkins recommends to be careful in the following days but for a different reason. He said being intoxicated or hungover could complicate things if someone experiences flu-like symptoms after getting the shot. [RELATED: Florida to lower vaccine eligibility age to 40 starting Monday | Floridians 18 and older can get COVID-19 vaccine starting in April]AdIn short, celebrating your vaccine with one drink -- and doing so responsibly -- appears to be just fine, so raise a glass!
Bud Light Seltzer unveils festive holiday pack
Bud Light Seltzer is getting into the holiday spirit with three new festive flavors: Apple Crisp, Peppermint Pattie and Gingersnap. They’re being bundled into an “ugly sweater” variety pack with cranberry, which is an existing flavor. The 12-packs are available for a limited time beginning Monday. [TRENDING: ‘Smell of rotting flesh’ leads to body in trunk | How to celebrate Halloween during pandemic | 98 ‘murder hornets’ removed]Hard seltzer has been a success for the Bud Light brand since its launch in January. Anheuser-Busch InBev, which owns the Bud Light brands, said in its most recent earnings call that seltzer sales grew 600% for the quarter.
Aldi sets date to release this year’s adult Advent calendars
Advent calendars are no longer just for kids, and Aldi makes sure of it. The German-based grocery store chain has a line of adult Advent calendars featuring booze, cheese and more, and the date they go on sale has been set. The beer and wine calendars are usually a crowd favorite, and the hard seltzer likely will be, too. On 11/4, ALDI advent calendars return with more than ever before! The mini cheese Advent calendar is priced at $14.99 for 24 pieces of cheese, such as Gouda, havarti and cheddar.
Applebee’s turns it up in March with $1 Long Island Iced Teas
Each month, Applebee’s features one alcoholic drink for $1. The restaurant has upped their game for March by selecting the Long Island Iced Tea. You can drink a Long Island, filled with five different liquors, for just a buck. Cheers to this month’s Neighborhood Drink of the Month. Please drink responsibly.
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day all month long with Chili’s $5 Lucky Jameson margaritas
Want to start celebrating St. Patrick’s Day a little early? Chili’s featured margarita of the month will help do just that. The restaurant’s $5 margarita for March is called Lucky Jameson. Sip on a mix of Jameson Irish Whiskey, Lunazul Blanco Tequila, Triple Sec and fresh sour. To celebrate its 45th birthday, you can drink $3.13 Presidente margaritas on March 13.
Corona beer addresses name’s unfortunate similarity to deadly coronavirus
On top of being a public health threat, the coronavirus has been disastrous for business, triggering massive, historic stock market losses. One brand not changing its approach amid the fear is Corona beer. According to a survey by public relations agency 5WPR, almost 40% of beer-drinking Americans admit they would not buy Corona beer under any circumstances due to the existence of coronavirus. From that same survey, 16% of beer drinking Americans were confused about whether Corona beer is related to the coronavirus. Promotion for the product has sparked criticism over a sponsored tweet that uses the phrase “coming ashore soon.”