Ordering takeout has been a popular activity during the pandemic. In efforts to help local restaurants, Oklahoma lawmakers passed House Bill 2122 in May, also called the Cocktails To-Go Act of 2021.
The law went into effect on Aug. 25 and businesses with a license to sell alcohol can participate. Drinks ordered to-go must be sealed in a rigid tamper-proof container. Third parties cannot deliver them and they must be transported in a car’s trunk or rear compartment .
The state hopes the Cocktails To-Go Act will provide another stream of income for restaurants, allowing them to hire more Oklahomans.