Maybe one day I will ask a bartender for a gin with a shot of whiskey as well as a splash of rum. But if I am ever in Nebraska I now know I don't dare add a dribble of beer to that cocktail:
A Prohibition-era law still on the books makes Nebraska the only U.S. state to ban bars from serving drinks that mix beer and liquor, and some lawmakers are trying to make the restriction history, ABC News reported Feb. 17. The law prohibits bars from serving drinks like boilermakers and Irish Car Bombs -- the latter a shot of Bailey's Irish Cream and whiskey dropped into a glass of stout.
Now, it's been a long time since I had a boilermaker, a high school staple, but it's like all the anti-neo-prohibitionist / neo-prohibitionist talk out of the UK - what the heck were these guys thinking? It's wrong to dilute the strength? Boggles the mind. Maybe it's all this Olympic chest thumping up here talking but, once again, it is so weird to read about a society where you may have the right to have a drink but you may have to fret about how you have it. We just make sure that our beer ads have no reference to actually drinking the stuff. Now that makes sense.