Welcome to the United States of Inebriation.

America boasts an almost endless array of liquor, making the choice of one signature cocktail for each state a tricky task. But every state gets tipsy in its own special way, and we chose these cocktails with some semblance of logic: a combination of state of origin, popularity, and exclusivity. Not everyone will agree with all the choices, but hey, it’s all still booze. And booze is great. Cheers!

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Alabama

Alabama

Drink: The Alabama Slammer (Amaretto, Southern Comfort, Sloe Gin, and orange juice)
Why?: Legend has it that the drink originated in the state in the 1970s and is known as the signature drink of the University of Alabama Crimson Tide.

Get the recipe here.

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Alaska

Alaska

Drink: The Smoked Salmon Bloody Mary (Smoked Salmon Vodka, V-8 Juice, tabasco, Worcestershire sauce, sugar, salt, and pepper)
Why?: Alaska Distillery has recently produced a vodka made with a secret recipe of smoked salmon caught in the Gulf of Alaska.

Get the recipe here.

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Arizona

Arizona

Drink: The High and Dry (Mandarin Vodka, Triple Sec)
Why?: During the prohibition era, Phoenix featured a “secret bar” behind a bookshelf in the Arizona Biltmore, where “every self-respecting gentleman” had access to a decent highball.

Get recipe here.

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