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June 1, 2007 6:40 PM quote 
dbassett74 is offline dbassett74
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 Can you use liquor for flavoring without license?
I have a drink that I make that use just a splash of Rum to give it some flavor. Is a hard liquor license needed for this? I know that you wouldn't need a liquor license to make and sell Rum cake. Any info on this would be appreciated.
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June 1, 2007 8:10 PM quote 
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It depends on the amount of alcohol. O'douls contains 0.4% alcohol.
June 1, 2007 11:52 PM quote 
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To be on the safe side, use rum flavoring. :cocktail:
Is it a splash of rum per drink or for a larger recipe?

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June 2, 2007 2:24 AM quote 
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Yes. Period. No question about it.
It is an ingredient nothing more.


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June 3, 2007 12:15 PM quote 
dbassett74 is offline dbassett74
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Per drink, so maybe I'm cutting it close. I didn't know there was Rum flavoring. Good idea, thanks!
June 3, 2007 12:25 PM quote 
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Here in Minnesota you don't need a liquor license to cook with Alcohol, just to serve it.
June 3, 2007 12:45 PM quote 
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Flambe rum, burn off the alcohol, use the essence!
Beauty is in the eye of the beer holder ! :beer:
June 3, 2007 7:53 PM quote 
Irondell is offline Irondell
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Chefg wrote:
Here in Minnesota you don't need a liquor license to cook with Alcohol, just to serve it.


she is serving it in a drink.....

I think to actually be able to carry a liquor you need to have a license, because in florida, unless you buy it from a supplier, you arent paying the taxes................
June 5, 2007 7:49 PM quote 
#1FoodRep is offline #1FoodRep
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word to the wise - check on your local ordinances!!!!

Where I am at you need one license to sell beer and wine, one license to allow brown bagging and another in order to cook with it. It doesn't really matter how much or how little of a hard liquor you are using per drink. Get caught doing something you aren't supposed to be doing and they will shut you down quicker then you can blink.

We are semi-dry here so we do not have bars that can serve a mix drink, if they have the license you can bring your own (AKA - brown bagging it!)

I had a customer fined $10,000 and shut down for 2 weeks because they had hard liquor on the premises. (and they pick the 2 weeks, not you!) It wasn't proved if they were serving it or not - it didn't matter - they weren't even allowed to have it in the building.

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June 8, 2007 8:16 PM quote 
TheWood is offline TheWood
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That's not flavoring...it's a mixed drink.


"Thanks anyway Mr Bartender, but I'd just like a coke. Oh, and could you flavor it with some Jack Daniels. Just 2 ounces though, not too much, just for flavor."



Please don't. I would hate to see you fined and/or shut down.


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