List of U.S. state beverages

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).


State Drink Year
Alabama Conecuh Ridge Whiskey
(State Spirit)
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]
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
District of Columbia Rickey 2011[20]
Puerto RicoPiña Colada 1978[21]

See also


  1. [ Official State Beverages],, 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. Archived from the original|archive-url= requires |url= (help) on January 1, 1970. |archive-url= is malformed: path (help);
  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". 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. "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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