Mixed Beverage Bill Passes Indiana House

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Passing the House as amended, H.B. 1544 provides a definition for “mixed beverage” to mean a prepared cordial, cocktail, or highball that is in a can or container that holds not more than twenty-four (24) ounces of the beverage and is a mixture of: (1) whiskey, neutral spirits, brandy, gin, or another distilled spirit; and (2) carbonated or plain water, pure juice from a flower or plant, or other flavoring materials; that is suitable for immediate consumption and contains not less than five-tenths percent (0.5%) of alcohol by volume and not more than fifteen percent (15%) of alcohol by volume. The bill further provides for the sale, transport and delivery of mixed beverages by wine wholesalers.