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Record #: O2020-2890   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 6/17/2020 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on License and Consumer Protection
Final action: 6/17/2020
Title: Regulations governing cocktail or mixed drink placed in sealed containers and sold for off-premise consumption (cocktails-to-go)
Sponsors: Dept./Agency
Topic: CITY DEPARTMENTS/AGENCIES - Business Affairs & Consumer Protection
Attachments: 1. O2020-2890.pdf
ORDINANCE
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO:


SECTION 1. Delivery and carry out of mixed drinks permitted.
For purposes of this Ordinance only:
"Cocktail" or "mixed drink" means any beverage obtained by combining ingredients alcoholic in nature, whether brewed, fermented, or distilled, with ingredients non-alcoholic in nature, such as fruit juice, lemonade, cream, or a carbonated beverage.
"Original container" means a container that is filled, sealed, and secured by a retail licensee's employee at the retail licensee's location with a tamper-evident lid or cap.
"Retail licensee" means the holder of a "consumption on premises - incidental activity license" or a "tavern license," but does not include the holder of a "package goods license," as these terms are defined in Section 4-60-010 ofthe Municipal Code of Chicago.
"Sealed container" means a rigid container that contains a mixed drink, is new, has never been used, has a secured lid or cap designed to prevent consumption without removal of the lid or cap, and is tamper-evident. "Sealed container" does not include a container with a lid with sipping holes or openings for straws or a container made of plastic, paper, or polystyrene foam.

"Tamper-evident" means a lid or cap that has been sealed with tamper-evident covers, including, but not limited to, wax dip or heat shrink wrap.
A cocktail or mixed drink placed in a sealed container by a retail licensee at the retail licensee's location may be transferred and sold for off-premises consumption if the following requirements are met:

the cocktail is transferred within the licensed premises, by a curbside pickup, or by delivery by an employee ofthe retail licensee who:

has been trained in accordance with Section 6-27.1 ofthe Liquor Control Act of 1934, 235 ILCS 5/6-27.1, at the time of the sale;
is at least 21 years of age; and
upon delivery, verifies the age of the person to whom the cocktail is being delivered;
if the employee delivering t...

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