Utah's liquor laws are a labyrinth that could rival an Olympic event, and thanks to a viral TikTok video, we've all had a ringside seat to the spectacle. It's as if someone decided to turn the rule book into a tipsy game of Twister. After that video, it's like we've all earned a degree in 'Utah Liquor Laws for Dummies' with honors.

First off, let's talk about the mixed drink situation. In Utah, there's a cap on the hard liquor content in your cocktail—2.5 ounces to be exact. So, if you're dreaming of a stiff drink to unwind after a long day, you might want to adjust your expectations. It's like going to a buffet but only being allowed to fill your plate once with very specific portion sizes. Thanks, Utah, for keeping our cocktails "modest."

Then there was this whole "Zion Curtain" scenario, which thankfully isn't as much of a thing anymore but still deserves a mention for its past notoriety. Bartenders had to mix drinks behind a literal barrier so the delicate eyes of patrons wouldn't be corrupted by the sight of alcohol being poured. It's akin to making magicians perform with a curtain up, taking away half the fun. And let's not forget the state-controlled liquor stores. Want a bottle of your favorite spirit? You'll have to visit one of these special stores, but just make sure it's not Sunday or a holiday, or you'll be out of luck. It's like having a treasure map, but the treasure chest is only open at very specific times, and everyone's hunting for the same loot.

The 5% cap on beer on tap ensures that even your beer is, well, diet beer. Because who needs full-strength beer when you can have the light experience, right? It's all about savoring those subtle hints of barley and hops, without any of that pesky alcohol getting in the way. Thanks to that eye-opening TikTok video, we're all now well-versed in the peculiarity of Utah's approach to alcohol. It's a world where moderation isn't just a suggestion; it's a law.

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