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[edit]

State Drink Year
Alabama Conecuh Ridge Whiskey
(State Spirit)
2004[2]
Arkansas Milk 1985
California Wine 1979
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][7]
New York Milk 1981[8][9][10][11]
North Carolina Milk 1987[12]
North Dakota Milk 1983
Ohio Tomato juice 1965[13]
Oklahoma Milk 2002[14]
Oregon Milk 1997
Pennsylvania Strawberry milk 1982
Rhode Island Coffee milk 1993[15]
South Carolina Milk (State Beverage) 1984[16]
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 Beer 1987[19]
D.C. & U.S. Territories Drink Year
District of Columbia Rickey 2011[20]
Puerto Rico Piña Colada 1978[21]

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References[edit]

  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. ^ RiShawn Biddle (March 19, 2007). "Naming water the official drink of Indiana -- and other legislative silliness". The Indianapolis Star. Archived from the original on 2007-03-23. Retrieved 2016-12-12. 
  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. ^ "Apple Cider: New Hampshire State Beverage". Retrieved 2016-12-12. 
  8. ^ New York State Law § 82, New York State Assembly .
  9. ^ New York State Symbols, New York State Secretary of State .
  10. ^ New York State Symbols, I Love New York government tourism marketing office .
  11. ^ Marc Butler (June 8, 2008), June Is the Time to Recognize New York's Dairy Industry, New York State Assembly .
  12. ^ "Official State Symbols of North Carolina". North Carolina State Library. State of North Carolina. 
  13. ^ 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. 
  14. ^ Talley, Tim (November 2, 2002). "Milk becomes official state beverage". Amarillo Globe News. Archived from the original on 2011-06-28. Retrieved 2016-12-12. 
  15. ^ Rhode Island statutes - section 42-4-15
  16. ^ a b "1995-96 Bill 3487: State Hospitality Beverage, Tea - South Carolina Legislature Online". 1995-04-10. Retrieved 2016-12-12. 
  17. ^ "June Dairy Month Kicks Off in Tennessee". TN.gov. State of Tennessee. June 3, 2009. Retrieved 2016-12-12. 
  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. Retrieved 2016-12-12. 
  20. ^ "Rickey Named Official D.C. Cocktail". dcist. Gothamist LLC. July 2011. Retrieved 2013-01-05. 
  21. ^ "Celebrate Two of Mankind's Greatest Inventions". Retrieved 2007-06-19. 

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