Texas Fun Police: Bottomless Mimosas Are Illegal
First, they came for our never-ending supply of breakfast cocktails ... Yes, the bottomless mimosa, that staple of brunch from sea to drunken sea, is apparently illegal in the Lone Star state.
How is this even possible? To what beverage shall we now turn when our hangovers need nursing? The Bloody Mary? The *gasp* Michelada? Oh, the humanity!!
Don't Mess With Mimosas
If you're looking for someone to blame, it's probably the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission, whose rules for on-premise promotions prohibit the sale of "an undetermined quantity of alcoholic beverages for a fixed price or 'all you can drink' basis." Or maybe you could blame the San Antonio Current, who published a now-deleted article on the area's bottomless mimosa options, a guide that the TABC used as a hit list when handing out warnings to bars and restaurants offering the drink. Either way, the golden age of endless champagne in our orange juice is over.
Texas's ban on the bottomless mimosa got us thinking of some of our favorite booze laws. Here's a sampling:
- Is Drinking in Public Legal in Manhattan Now? The Big Apple announced its police officers will no longer arrest people for low-level offenses and its prosecutors "will no longer prosecute most violations or infractions," including public consumption of alcohol.
- Alcohol at Gun Ranges: How Is This Legal? If you're in Oklahoma, Georgia, and possibly Florida, you can finish up target practice by taking aim at a couple cold ones.
- What's the Punishment for Distilling Alcohol at Home? Home brewing your own beer is a burgeoning industry. But what about kitchen distilling operations?
- Yes, You Can Get a DUI in a Wheelchair As one Ohio man found out, that "D" in DUI can apply to driving a motorized wheelchair on a city street.
- Open Container Laws to Know: Penalties for Public Drinking Sometimes you just need one for the road. And some jurisdictions will ding you for drinking in public.
So keep your heads up Texans, and your wallets close -- you may have to pay for each and every mimosa now, but we now that won't inhibit your legendary thirst.
- Your Bottomless Mimosas Are Illegal (Dallas News)
- If You Brown-Bag Booze, Can You Drink in Public? (FindLaw's Law and Daily Life)
- 'Crummy' NYC Bar Raises Drinking Age to 25 (FindLaw's Free Enterprise)
- 9 Weird Alcohol Laws (FindLaw's Legally Weird)
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