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Cheers! To-go cocktails made permanently legal in Massachusetts

Cheers to Bay Staters all over the place!

Massachusetts has formally turn into the twenty seventh state to make cocktails to-go everlasting, in response to the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States.

Governor Maura Healey signed the supplemental finances invoice on Wednesday, which included a drinks-to-go provision.

The provision began through the 2020 pandemic to assist eating places financially.

“During the pandemic, cocktails to-go were a critical source of revenue for many businesses, and now, the increased convenience and stability they offer is permanent,” stated Andy Deloney, senior vp & head of state public coverage on the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States. “Massachusetts consumers, restaurants and bars can all toast to the fact that cocktails to-go are here to stay.”

The non permanent measure expired on April 1.

Massachusetts joins Arizona, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Indiana, Iowa, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, Texas, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia as the opposite states to enact this provision.

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