Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont signed legislation to allow cocktails to-go from restaurants and bars permanently, making Connecticut the 22nd state to make cocktails to-go permanent. Connecticut’s cocktails to-go measure was set to expire in June of 2024.
“Connecticut consumers can now enjoy the added convenience of cocktails to-go on a permanent basis,” said Emily Smith, vp-state public policy at the Distilled Spirits Council of the U.S. “Not only do cocktails to-go afford adult consumers the ability to take home their favorite hand-crafted cocktails, but they help support local hospitality businesses facing economic hardships. We applaud Gov. Lamont and the Legislature for making cocktails to-go permanent in support of Connecticut’s consumers and businesses.”
The new law requires any alcohol to-go to be accompanied by a food order. Delivery is allowed by a direct employee of the permittee or a third-party vendor that holds an in-state transporter's permit.