Daily News: Cocktail Tax, Beer Briberies and Fireball Gets Fancy

Your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-o-sphere: 

An assemblywoman in California wants to add a five cent tax to cocktails that would go towards helping developmental disability programs. The bill is being dubbed the “Cocktails for Healthy Outcomes Act.”

– A number of bars in Boston have been charged with accepting bribes from beer distributors.

– Moet & Chandon has released a new prestige cuvee that took 15 years to make.

Fireball gets a makeover from PDT’s own Jim Meehan, complete with a stigma-free cocktail recipe.

– Finally, bitters—not just for your mixed drinks anymore.

[Photo: Flickr/Julian Povey]