Last week, both the House and Senate agreed on a revised to-go cocktail bill and sent it to Governor Baker’s desk for approval, which he signed on Monday. With Governor Baker’s signature, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts joins 30 other states allowing cocktails to-go.
The new law created to help restaurants adversely impacted by the pandemic stipulates that to-go mixed drinks up to 64oz can be sold along with food orders until Feb. 28, 2021, or until the state of emergency is lifted, whichever one comes later.
There are some minor restrictions and guidelines must be followed: if a person is picking it up after ordering the drink must go in the trunk. In addition, it must serve before midnight and be in a sealed container.