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.

U.S. state constituent political entity of the United States

In the United States, a state is a constituent political entity, of which there are currently 50. Bound together in a political union, each state holds governmental jurisdiction over a separate and defined geographic territory and shares its sovereignty with the federal government. Due to this shared sovereignty, Americans are citizens both of the federal republic and of the state in which they reside. State citizenship and residency are flexible, and no government approval is required to move between states, except for persons restricted by certain types of court orders. Four states use the term commonwealth rather than state in their full official names.

United States Federal republic in North America

The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States or America, is a country comprising 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles, the United States is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is slightly smaller than the entire continent of Europe's 3.9 million square miles. With a population of over 327 million people, the U.S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D.C., and the largest city by population is New York City. Forty-eight states and the capital's federal district are contiguous in North America between Canada and Mexico. The State of Alaska is in the northwest corner of North America, bordered by Canada to the east and across the Bering Strait from Russia to the west. The State of Hawaii is an archipelago in the mid-Pacific Ocean. The U.S. territories are scattered about the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, stretching across nine official time zones. The extremely diverse geography, climate, and wildlife of the United States make it one of the world's 17 megadiverse countries.

Alabama State of the United States of America

Alabama is a state in the southeastern region of the United States. It is bordered by Tennessee to the north, Georgia to the east, Florida and the Gulf of Mexico to the south, and Mississippi to the west. Alabama is the 30th largest by area and the 24th-most populous of the U.S. states. With a total of 1,500 miles (2,400 km) of inland waterways, Alabama has among the most of any state.



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]
(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
District of Columbia Rickey 2011 [36]
Puerto Rico Piña Colada 1978 [37]


  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

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