Kids Served Alcoholic Mimosas Instead of OJ in NY Restaurant

June 6, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

Upstate New York parents said their children got drunk after a restaurant mistakenly gave them mimosas rather than orange juice.

Jeremy and Dawn DeRoo said their three young daughters appeared to be drunk after they drank what was served to them at Bazil Restaurant in Rochester, N.Y., reported ABC-13.

Other customers complained that the orange juice tasted like it had alcohol in it.

“They pretty much just didn’t want to do anything that they normally would do,” Jeremy DeRoo said.

He said that his 7-year-old said the juice tasted odd.

The restaurant, which describes itself as Italian, apologized for the error. And police said that mistakes happen.

“That’s not good enough for us as parents, for having kids drunk and sleeping all day,” he said. “It’s not fair. And these little kids shouldn’t have had any alcohol, period.”

DeRoo said that he would not sue, but the couple wants to make sure the error doesn’t happen again.

Two years ago, a Detroit Applebee’s mistakenly served alcohol to a child.

“He was saying hi and bye to the walls,” mother Taylor Dill-Reese told ABC News after her 15-month-old son, D.J., consumed the beverage. “He eventually laid his head down on the table and we thought maybe he was just sleepy.”

And in 2012, and Indianapolis Olive Garden gave a rum cocktail to a 10-year-old boy, reported WISH News at the time. The boy reportedly ordered a Wildberry Frullato, which has no alcohol, but the restaurant gave him rum.

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