When we look back at the COVID-19 pandemic in a few years, a few images will no doubt come to mind: Face masks. CDC vaccination cards. Zoom meetings.
But let’s not forget this one: Cocktails-to-go.
Before the pandemic struck the U.S. and began to spread in March 2020, a grand total of two states – Florida and Iowa – allowed take-out cocktails, and only on a limited basis. Within six months, though, at least 33 states OK’d them for the duration of the pandemic. Meanwhile, according to the National Restaurant Association, that number has since risen to 39.