To-go cocktails won’t be a pandemic fad.
Nebraska joined 14 states and the District of Columbia on Wednesday in approving measures allowing restaurants to sell cocktails to go permanently after the success of the program during the health crisis. Six other states have approved extending the temporary measure until at least 2022. At least 15 states are considering active bills to keep to-go cocktails around longer, too, although the legislation faces some opposition from the liquor store industry.
Before the pandemic, states and localities largely forbade bars and restaurants from selling cocktails to go, with a few notable exceptions, like New Orleans. But when lockdowns began last year,…