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Texas Fun Police: Bottomless Mimosas Are Illegal

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By Christopher Coble, Esq. on October 04, 2016 7:01 AM

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.

Sippin' Statutes

Texas's ban on the bottomless mimosa got us thinking of some of our favorite booze laws. Here's a sampling:

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.

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