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Strange Drinking Laws Around the World

Features & Advice | Janeen Christoff | September 19, 2016

Strange Drinking Laws Around the World

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Prohibition may be over in the U.S. but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t some strange drinking laws that have stuck around — and the U.S. isn’t the only country to have strange drinking laws. The folks at Sherman’s Travel have rounded up some of the world’s strangest drinking laws for the Huffington Post. 

Did you know that you shouldn’t drink and horseback ride in Colorado?

“If you’re caught horseback riding while under the influence, you can be cited for drunk driving, just as if you were operating a typical motor vehicle,” notes Shermans Travel. 

Want a cold one in Oklahoma? It better not be over 4 percent alchohol — and if it is, it will likely be on the warm side. 

“A quirky law prohibits the sale of refrigerated beer above 4 percent alcohol by volume, which means that you’ll need to pick up your brews and then chill them yourself. You can still get softball stuff in the cold aisle, but consume that at your own peril,” says Shermans Travel. 

Beyond the good ol’ U.S. of A., Australia is also home to some strange drinking laws. There are no shots served after midnight in the country. 

“Don’t be surprised if you can’t get a shot or cocktail after the clock strikes 12 while Down Under. Apparently, it’s against the law to serve those up after midnight in Australia,” they say. 

READ MORE: Could Alcohol Be Banned in Bali?  

By far, the scariest law is on the books in El Salvador where the death penalty is a possible punishment for first-time drunk drivers. 

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