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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. The first known usage of declaring a specific beverage a "state beverage" within the US began in 1965 with Ohio designating tomato juice as their official beverage. The most popular choice for state beverage designation is milk (or a flavored milk) with 21 out of the 29 entities (27 states and 2 territories with official beverages) making milk their official beverage, while Rhode Island chose coffee-flavored milk. Alabama and Virginia are the only two U.S. states to have alcoholic beverages as their state beverages.

Table[edit]

State Drink Year
Alabama Conecuh Ridge Whiskey
(State Spirit)
2004[1]
Arizona Lemonade 2019[2]
Arkansas Milk 1985[3]
Delaware Milk 1983[4]
Florida Orange juice 1967[5]
Kentucky Milk (State Drink) 2005[6]
Ale-8-One
(An original Kentucky soft drink)
2013[7]
Louisiana[notes 1] Milk 1983[8]
Maine Moxie 2005[9]
Maryland Milk 1998[10]
Massachusetts Cranberry juice 1970[11]
Minnesota Milk 2004[12]
Mississippi Milk 1984[13]
Nebraska Milk (State Beverage) 1998[14]
Kool-Aid (State Soft Drink)
New Hampshire Apple cider 2010[15]
New York Milk 1981[16][17][18][19]
North Carolina Milk 1987[20][21]
North Dakota Milk 1983[22]
Ohio Tomato juice 1965[23]
Oklahoma Milk 2002[24]
Oregon Milk 1997[25]
Pennsylvania Milk 1982[26]
Rhode Island Coffee milk 1993[27]
South Carolina Milk (State Beverage) 1984[28]
South Carolina-grown tea
(State Hospitality Beverage)
1995[28]
South Dakota Milk 1986[29]
Tennessee Milk 2009[30]
Vermont Milk 1983[31]
Virginia Milk 1982[32]
George Washington's Rye Whiskey
(State Spirit)
2017[33][34]
Wisconsin Milk 1987[35]
Federal district
or territory
Drink Year
District of Columbia Rickey 2011[36]
Puerto Rico Piña Colada 1978[37]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ In 2008, Louisiana made Sazerac the official New Orleans cocktail. Unlike state symbols with are found in Title 49 (State Administration) of the Revised Statutes, this is found in Title 33 (Municipalities and Parishes): RS 33:1420.2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "State Spirit of Alabama". Alabama Official Emblems, Symbols, and Honors. Alabama Department of Archives and History. February 6, 2014. Retrieved 2018-07-26.
  2. ^ https://www.azfamily.com/news/ap_cnn/governor-s-signature-makes-lemonade-arizona-s-state-drink/article_2046ee16-7629-11e9-8387-3b0d8f71aeca.html
  3. ^ "Arkansas State Symbols" (PDF), sos.arkansas.gov, Arkansas Secretary of State, retrieved 2017-04-01.
  4. ^ "Delaware Miscellaneous Symbols", delaware.gov, Delaware, retrieved 2017-04-02.
  5. ^ McGovern, Bernie (2007). Florida Almanac 2007-2008. Pelican Publishing. p. 451. ISBN 978-1-58980-428-9.
  6. ^ "2.084 State drink". Statutes. ky.gov. Retrieved 2019-05-05.
  7. ^ "2.086 Original Kentucky soft drink". Statutes. ky.gov. Retrieved 2019-05-05.
  8. ^ "RS 49:170", legis.la.gov, Louisiana State Legislature, retrieved 2017-04-02
  9. ^ "Title 1, Section 224", mainelegislature.org, Maine Legislature, retrieved 2017-05-02.
  10. ^ "Maryland at a Glance", msa.maryland.gov, Maryland State Archives, 2016-03-06, retrieved 2017-04-02.
  11. ^ "Massachusetts Fun Facts", mass.gov, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, retrieved 2017-04-02.
  12. ^ "State Drink", mn.gov, Minnesota, retrieved 2017-04-02.
  13. ^ "State Symbols", ms.gov, Mississippi, retrieved 2017-04-02.
  14. ^ "Nebraska: The Cornhusker State". 2016–17 Nebraska Blue Book (PDF). Nebraska Legislature. p. 18. Retrieved 2019-05-05.
  15. ^ "New Hampshire House Bill 1206 (2010)". state.nh.us. State of New Hampshire. 2010.
  16. ^ New York State Law § 82, New York State Assembly.
  17. ^ New York State Symbols, New York State Secretary of State.
  18. ^ New York State Symbols, I Love New York government tourism marketing office.
  19. ^ Marc Butler (June 8, 2008), June Is the Time to Recognize New York's Dairy Industry, New York State Assembly.
  20. ^ "Official State Symbols of North Carolina". North Carolina State Library. State of North Carolina.
  21. ^ "Chapter 145. State symbols and other adoptions". North Carolina Legislature. 2001. Retrieved 2018-08-18.
  22. ^ "State Symbols (capital, bird, tree, flag...)", nd.gov, The State of North Dakota, 2011, retrieved 2017-04-02.
  23. ^ 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.
  24. ^ 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.
  25. ^ "State Symbols: Animal to Fish", bluebook.state.or.us, Oregon Blue Book, 2017, retrieved 2017-04-02.
  26. ^ Facts About the States, 1993, p.433, Joseph Nathan Kane, 973 F119A.
  27. ^ "§ 42-4-15. State drink", State of Rhode Island General Laws, State of Rhode Island General Assembly, retrieved 2019-05-05
  28. ^ a b "1995-96 Bill 3487: State Hospitality Beverage, Tea - South Carolina Legislature Online". 1995-04-10. Retrieved 2016-12-12.
  29. ^ "1-6-16", sdlegislature.gov, South Dakota Legislature, 2017, retrieved 2017-04-02.
  30. ^ "June Dairy Month Kicks Off in Tennessee". TN.gov. State of Tennessee. June 3, 2009. Retrieved 2016-12-12.
  31. ^ Vermont Legislative Directory and State Manual, Biennial Session, 2017–2018 (PDF), Office of the Secretary of State, 2017, p. 12, retrieved 2019-05-01
  32. ^ "Code of Virginia", law.lis.virginia.gov, Virginia Law, 2017, retrieved 2017-04-02.
  33. ^ "Virginia to honor George Washington's Whiskey". WTOP. Associated Press. March 23, 2017. Retrieved April 25, 2017.
  34. ^ "George Washington's Rye Whiskey® Named as Virginia's Official Spirit". George Washington's Mount Vernon. Retrieved 2018-06-05.
  35. ^ "Wisconsin's State Symbols", legis.wisconsin.gov, State Wisconsin Reference Bureau, 2017, retrieved 2017-04-02.
  36. ^ "Rickey Named Official D.C. Cocktail". dcist. Gothamist LLC. July 2011. Archived from the original on 2011-10-14. Retrieved 2013-01-05.
  37. ^ Armstrong, Cassie (July 10, 2018), "Piña Colada Day: How to observe in Central Florida", Orlando Sentinel, retrieved 2019-05-05

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