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.