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Alcoholics with a sweet tooth can have the best of both worlds now that liquor-flavored ice cream is legal in New York state.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation authorizing the manufacture and sale of liquor-flavored ice cream. Ice cream infused with vodka, bourbon or rum is now legal to meet "increasing consumer demand for alcoholic ice cream," according to KTLA5.

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Ice cream infused with wine, beer or cider was already legal in New York state. "This legislation will further grow a burgeoning industry and boost small businesses while helping to put them on a path of sustained growth that empowers both producers and consumers," Cuomo said in a statement.

According to the new law, ice cream can contain a maximum of 5% of hard liquor by volume and will require the same labeling and warnings as ice cream with wine, beer and cider.

State Sen. Rachel May and Assembly Member Donna Lupardo say the new law will help businesses and boost tourism in the state.

"This legislation will help New York’s dairy industry and our liquor and craft beverage industries at the same time," May said in a statement. "I am very grateful to the Governor for signing this into law, and I look forward to sharing some maple bourbon ice cream with him at next year’s State Fair!"

Question: What's your favorite ice cream and liquor combo?
 

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