With so many drink delivery apps vying for your disposable income, how does Thirstie set itself apart?

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Thirstie offers on-demand delivery of beer, wine, and liquor (an hour or less) in 10-plus cities -- Austin, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Miami, Minneapolis, New York City, San Diego, San Francisco, Toronto, and the Hamptons (soon) -- but also ships within three days to 35 states without bottle markups. What sets Thirstie apart from competitors is the expert guidance it provides, from selection to cocktail creation with excellent recipes.

Here's how it works:

Account setup


First set up an account. You must be at least 21 years old.

Search top brands


Search for your liquor of choice and favorite brands. From top-drawer to more economical offerings, Thirstie carries most of them without markup.

Check availability


Ensure that your chosen libation is available in your area by entering your address. If it is, you can place your order.

Take inspiration from in-app recipes


Once you receive your ingredients, you might not know how to transform them into that gourmet cocktail you're craving. Take inspiration from Thirstie's mouthwatering recipes.

Or order a bottle as a gift


The app can also be used to send the perfect gift. Just enter your recipient's information.