List of U.S. state beverages

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This is a list of state beverages as designated by the various states of the United States.[1] The most popular state beverage, with 21 states out of the 28 with state beverages choosing it, is milk or a flavor of milk (Rhode Island chose coffee-flavored milk).

Table

State Drink Year
Alabama Conecuh Ridge Whiskey (State Spirit) 2004[2]
Arkansas Milk 1985
Delaware Milk 1983
Florida Orange juice 1967[3]
Indiana Water 2007[4]
Kentucky Milk 2005[5]
Louisiana Milk 1983
Maine Moxie (State Soft Drink) 2005
Maryland Milk 1998
Massachusetts Cranberry juice 1970
Minnesota Milk 1984
Mississippi Milk 1984
Nebraska Milk (State Beverage) 1998
Kool-Aid (State Soft Drink)
New Hampshire Apple cider 2010[6]
New York Milk 1981[7][8][9][10]
North Carolina Milk 1987[11]
North Dakota Milk 1983
Ohio Tomato juice 1965[12]
Oklahoma Milk 2002[13]
Oregon Milk 1997
Pennsylvania Milk 1982
Rhode Island Coffee milk 1993[14]
South Carolina Milk (State Beverage) 1984 [15]
South Carolina-grown tea (State Hospitality Beverage) 1995 [16]
South Dakota Milk 1986
Tennessee Milk 2009[17]
Vermont Milk 1983[18]
Virginia Milk 1982
Wisconsin Milk 1987[19]
D.C. & U.S. Territories Drink Year
American Samoa Kava Unofficial [20]
District of Columbia Rickey 2011[21]
Puerto Rico Piña Colada 1978[22]
U.S. Virgin Islands Bushwacker Unofficial[23]

See also

References

  1. ^ [ Official State Beverages], NetState.com, accessed April 21, 2006.
  2. ^ "State Spirit of Alabama". Alabama Emblems, Symbols and Honors. Alabama Department of Archives & History. 2005-08-25. 
  3. ^ McGovern, Bernie (2007). Florida Almanac 2007-2008. Pelican Publishing. p. 451. ISBN 978-1-58980-428-9. 
  4. ^ Biddle, RiShawn (March 19, 2007). "Naming water the official drink of Indiana -- and other legislative silliness.". The Indianapolis Star.  [dead link]
  5. ^ "Kentucky State Symbols". Kentucky Legislature. 2007-03-30. Retrieved 2014-03-26. 
  6. ^ "Senate Approves Apple Cider as State Beverage". 2010-05-12. 
  7. ^ "New York State Law § 82". New York State Assembly. 
  8. ^ "New York State Symbols". New York State Secretary of State. 
  9. ^ "New York State Symbols". I Love New York government tourism marketing office. 
  10. ^ Marc Butler (June 8, 2008). "June Is the Time to Recognize New York’s Dairy Industry". New York State Assembly. 
  11. ^ "Official State Symbols of North Carolina". North Carolina State Library (State of North Carolina). 
  12. ^ Fry, Stephen (2010). Stephen Fry in America: Fifty States and the Man Who Set Out to See Them All. HarperCollins. p. 160. ISBN 978-0-06-145638-1. 
  13. ^ Talley, Tim (November 2, 2002). "Milk becomes official state beverage". Amarillo Globe News. 
  14. ^ [ Rhode Island statutes - section 42-4-15]
  15. ^ "1995-96 Bill 3487: State Hospitality Beverage, Tea - South Carolina Legislature Online". 1995-04-10. 
  16. ^ "1995-96 Bill 3487: State Hospitality Beverage, Tea - South Carolina Legislature Online". 1995-04-10. 
  17. ^ "June Dairy Month Kicks Off in Tennessee". TN.gov. State of Tennessee. June 3, 2009. 
  18. ^ [ Office of the Secretary of State, Vermont Legislative Directory and State Manual, Biennial Session, 1993-1994, p. 19.]
  19. ^ "Wisconsin State Symbols". State of Wisconsin. 
  20. ^ "American Samoa Travel Guide". iExplore. Retrieved 2013-01-05. 
  21. ^ "Rickey Named Official D.C. Cocktail". dcist. Gothamist LLC. July 2011. Retrieved 2013-01-05. 
  22. ^ "Celebrate Two of Mankind's Greatest Inventions". Retrieved 2007-06-19. 
  23. ^ "Nisbet Plantation Beach Club: Bushwacker: Official drink of the US Virgin Islands". Retrieved 2013-01-07. 


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