For a city that's become known as a culinary destination, Charleston had a very late-developing cocktail bar scene. If you visited the city before 2006, you might have even seen locals ordering shots "one two ways" or "two three ways." This is all because of a law that stunted Charleston's cocktail culture, and its repeal has helped the city grow into one of the top food and beverage destinations in America. Before 2006, if you ordered a shot in Charleston the bartender would ask you how many ways you wanted your 1.7 ounce mini-bottle of liquor split. The mini-bottle law was enacted in South Carolina in 1973 and can be traced back to prohibition. When prohibition ended, South Carolina restaurants still couldn't serve drinks. Customers would bring liquor with them and pay for mixers and ice instead. In 1973, a law was passed allowing for drinks under two ounces to be sold, and thus was born the mini-bottle. This sort of law wasn't uncommon at the time, but Utah was the second-to-last state to repeal theirs in 1990. Find out more about the strange history of this law below! Read the full article here: How Mini-Bottles Shaped Charleston's Cocktail Culture

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