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Critics say adding a flimsy plastic cover would remove the cachet from holding a gin and tonic. Carrying a cosmopolitan classic suddenly isn't so sophisticated with a protective covering, and something seems lost when you have to remove a piece of plastic to get to the pineapple spear in your pina colada.

"How am I going to get the olive out of my martini with a cocktail cover?" Councilor John Tobin said jokingly. "How about we do crazy straws, like the squiggly ones? Or why don't we just give everyone a thermos, or a fanny pack that you slide your drink into?"
Samuel Jacobs