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Florida passes bill making to-go cocktails permanent

Drinks have to be sealed and 32 ounces or less
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Posted at 12:12 PM, Apr 16, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-16 12:12:19-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — A change allowing to-go cocktails during the pandemic will soon become permanent.

The switch is expected to help local businesses rebound from a year that nearly cost them their livelihoods.

The Florida Senate passed a bill Wednesday giving the green light to restaurants and bars to sell to-go beer, wine and cocktails in sealed 32-ounce or smaller containers. Governor Ron DeSantis is expected to sign the bill soon which will make to-go cocktails permanent starting July 1.

It’s not just a trend we’re seeing in Florida. During the pandemic, 30 states started allowing to-go cocktails and at least 3 states (Ohio, Kentucky and Wisconsin) and the District of Columbia have now made the change permanent.