Two Iowa bills are stirring up discussion, as they would allow cocktails to be delivered right to your door.
According to KCCI, there are two bills making their way to Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds' desk right now that could make it possible for Iowans to get alcoholic beverages delivered straight to their homes.
Due to the pandemic, "to-go" cocktails became popular, as many Iowans wanted to enjoy their favorite drinks, but do so in the comfort of their own homes. The popular new trend did have some flaws though, and now these bills are working to perfect them.
One of the bills calls for "improved sealing of the containers," according to the KCCI report. So, instead of having to make individual drinks, a cocktail can be made by the gallon in advance. Also, according to KCRG, the other bill would allow businesses with liquor licenses and permits to have third-party services deliver "alcoholic beverages, including to-go mixed drinks" to patrons. As of now, only an employee of the restaurant or bar can deliver alcohol.
Using a third party could have some liability when it comes to making sure each patron is of the legal drinking age. Jessica Dunker, with the Iowa Restaurant Association, told KCCI that "if they're going to deliver alcohol on your behalf, there are some assurances to make sure that minors don't receive it."
If Reynolds signs off on these boozy bills, you could get alcohol delivered to your door via a third party as early as July 1. Cheers!