NEW YORK (FOX 5 NEWS) - It's a New York State law going back to 1934 right after Prohibition: No alcohol could be served on Sunday before noon, leaving fans of boozy brunches less than pleased.
At Cafe Clover, general manager Mikhail Kondratiev, says the law can make for some disappointed patrons eager to get their hands on one of the restaurant's signature beverages, blending fresh cold-pressed juices with an array of spirits.
Now, after an effort by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to roll back New York's blue laws, which include the Sunday restriction, amendments to the law will allow restaurants and bars to start serving at 10 a.m. with some venues outside the city able to apply for permits to begin serving at 8 a.m.
And once this legislation is passed by the Assembly and Senate, customers will be able to toast with drinks like the restaurants refreshing "garden cocktail" even earlier.
The new law could kick in as soon as this Sunday, so whether you prefer a mimosa, a Bloody Mary, or both, that's certainly a reason to say cheers!