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    Why Louisiana is Going to Heaven (and what should be your state drink)

    http://legis.state.la.us/billdata/st...asp?did=462390

    Okay, maybe not heaven, but how about purgatory? There's been a bill introduced to the state senate for a state cocktail! Why not... don't most states have a state bird, rock, tree, flower, etc. ?
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    So does
    Alabama - Conecuh Ridge Alabama Fine Whiskey
    http://www.archives.state.al.us/emblems/st_spirit.html
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    The Sazerac? How can it not be the Hurricane, Pat O'Brien's and NOLA's most famous drink?
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    Louisiana has already gone to Hell. Well, at least New Orleans has. It is god-awful hot and humid. Every form of debauchery is available about 24-7. New Orleans makes Sodom and Gommorrah look like a Baptist Sunday picnic. And why do you think you meet so many interesting people and have such a good time when you go there?

    Like Mark Twain said, "I will take Heaven for the climate and Hell for the society."

    The Sazerac was in New Orleans long before the Hurricane was invented.

    Montana's state cocktail would probably be a beer and a bump.
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    I suppose Michigan's state drink would probably be Stroh's (just cuz more Michiganders drink it than Bells)
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    Quote Originally posted by otterpop View post
    The Sazerac was in New Orleans long before the Hurricane was invented.
    No doubt, but it's so genteel that it's just not reflective of New Orleans any more, if it ever was. I'm willing to bet that more people have been blown away by the aptly named Hurricane.
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    Quote Originally posted by otterpop View post
    Louisiana has already gone to Hell. Well, at least New Orleans has. It is god-awful hot and humid. Every form of debauchery is available about 24-7. New Orleans makes Sodom and Gommorrah look like a Baptist Sunday picnic. And why do you think you meet so many interesting people and have such a good time when you go there?
    *sigh* i miss New Orleans.
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    Quote Originally posted by dandy_warhol View post
    *sigh* i miss New Orleans.

    Me too. But not during the summer.
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    Quote Originally posted by ofos View post
    The Sazerac? How can it not be the Hurricane, Pat O'Brien's and NOLA's most famous drink?
    Because after a few, you don’t even remember them… or anything else from that night.

    They truly were wonderful things at the APA conference in 01’. That was such a great college outing.
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    Pennsylvania should be Iron City Beer & I suppose Massachuetts should be Sam Adams Beer.

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    It would have to be margaritas for Florida!

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    The official state drink in Kentucky is ... are you ready for it? .... ready now? ..... here it comes! ..... MILK!

































    What, you were thinking maybe Bourbon?
    Nope, it's officially milk.

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    Quote Originally posted by chrisinmd View post
    Pennsylvania should be Iron City Beer & I suppose Massachuetts should be Sam Adams Beer.
    What? Not Yuengling? Ok, its not my favorite, but it is "America's Oldest Brewery..."

    Personally, I think Victory is my favorite PA beer. Mmmmm, Hop Devil....

    Still, I'm down for a taste test

    New Mexico does not seem to have an official drink, though we have every other "official state" thing ever conceived. We even have a state question (Red or Green?).
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    NY's official state beverage is milk too. there must be some kind of milk conspirancy. linky blinkly bottle of inky


    NY's official adulte drink would be Long Island Iced Tea? The Manhattan? The Harvey Wallbanger? Sex in DC, err, Sex on the Beach?
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    Quote Originally posted by Gedunker View post
    The official state drink in Kentucky is ... are you ready for it? .... ready now? ..... here it comes! ..... MILK!
    What, you were thinking maybe Bourbon?
    Nope, it's officially milk.
    Could be worse......I see Indiana's imaginative state beverage choice is.......WATER. Hoosiers. [/snort of derision]
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    Texas either needs to be iced tea or Shiner Bock.

    Oklahoma... Jagerbombs. and

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    Massachusetts's official state drink is evidently Cranberry Juice.

    Which makes a lot of sense when I stop to think about it.
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    California has no official state drink so I am going to suggest Bong Water as the official state drink. That or some sort of freaking mineral water.
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    Quote Originally posted by craines View post
    I am going to suggest Bong Water as the official state drink
    Post of the day!!!
    What about vino?????

    I'll bet the reason you see milk as the state beverage so often is because of the powerful dairy lobbies in each state. Yeah and the powerful water lobby in Indiana explains their choice too.

    Obvious choices IMHO:
    Florida....Orange juice!!
    Kentucky.....bourbon
    Georgia....moonshine
    Washington....apple juice
    Texas....Texas tea
    Wisconsin....MILK dammit!
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    In my former life as a newspaper reporter I recall being on a press junket with a bunch of reporters from Alabama who kept ordering: "Jack Daniels and branch."

    Maybe that is the Alabama state drink?
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    Quote Originally posted by otterpop View post
    In my former life as a newspaper reporter I recall being on a press junket with a bunch of reporters from Alabama who kept ordering: "Jack Daniels and branch."

    Maybe that is the Alabama state drink?
    Please read the second (2nd) post of teh thread.

    Anybody try coffee milk Rhode Island style ?
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    Quote Originally posted by dandy_warhol View post
    NY's official state beverage is milk too. there must be some kind of milk conspirancy.
    Should be the egg cream...
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    There are many states with milk as the state beverage.... stupid dairy lobby...

    I would think Colorado's would be Coors, no I am not bowing to the macrobrew industry and shunning Colorado's tasty micros (best in the US!), but Coors provides history and just speaks Colorado to many beer drinkers.
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    Quote Originally posted by zmanPLAN View post
    .....I would think Colorado's would be Coors.....
    Not the fresh run juice of the Colorado Rockie Mountain oysters?

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    OJ!

    Quote Originally posted by Zoning Goddess View post
    It would have to be margaritas for Florida!
    Margarita's are sure refreshing on the beach, but I think a good case could be made for Mimosas, with fresh squeezed Florida orange juice of course!
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