What is New York State’s official drink? It’s a bad choice
As I was browsing the glorious Internet, I came across an article on the signature drinks or official drinks of each of the states in the country.
If you had to guess what is the official state drink in New York City, what would you guess? We have a lot of craft breweries, maybe it’s beer. we were producing spring water, that could be it There are so many drinks to choose from, it can be anything.
Recently I came across a item which listed the signature drinks for each state. Saw things like beer, craft beer, Roy Rogers, coffee, sweet tea, martinis, etc. When I finally scrolled far enough to see New York’s official drink, I was surprised. It seems that the official drink of New York is milk. Yes, and it appears to have been our official state drink for quite some time, 1981 to be exact.
New York ranks third in the United States for the amount of milk produced and remains a leader in milk production. Agriculture is the backbone of the economy of upstate New York, with dairy farming being the most important component.
Each dairy cow produces about 6.5 gallons of milk per day. Less than half of this milk is consumed as a drink. The rest is used for butter, cheese, ice cream, powdered milk, and other processed products. It seems we New Yorkers love our dairy products because yogurt is the state’s official snack.
Not to quote Ron Burgundy, but “Milk was a bad choice”.