19 State-Inspired Drink Recipes

Whether you’re taking a road trip this summer or just wishing you could, you can always enjoy drinks inspired by states all around the USA. We’ve put together 19 drink recipes themed around all parts of the country, from California to Florida, Alaska to Hawaii. So whether you want a Kentucky mint julep or a drink themed after Montana’s big sky country, we have the recipe for you!

Alabama – Bushwacker

Made popular along the Alabama-Florida state line, the Bushwacker is a delicious milkshake made specifically for adults looking for a refreshing way to cool off.

  • 2 oz. DaVinci Gourmet Classic Chocolate Syrup
  • 2 oz. Coffee Liqueur
  • 2 oz. Coconut Rum
  • 2 oz. Chocolate Liqueur
  • 2 cups Crushed Ice
  • 4 cups Vanilla Ice Cream
  • Directions: Pour DaVinci Gourmet Organic Dark Chocolate Syrup, Coconut Rum, Coffee Liqueur, and Chocolate Liqueur into a blender and add ice. Add Vanilla Ice Cream, blend until smooth and serve.

Alaska – Moose Tracks Latte

Inspired by Alaska’s resident moose, the Moose Tracks Latte includes a variety of DaVinci Gourmet syrups, espresso and steamed milk for an indulgent treat.

California – Strawberry Nitro Cold Brew

Freshly-picked strawberries and nitro cold brew – the perfect combination of flavors from sunny California. The Strawberry Nitro Cold Brew includes DaVinci Gourmet Strawberry Syrup and Vanilla Syrup for a flavorful cold brew.

    Georgia – Southern Spiked Sweet Tea

    Take your taste buds to the South with our Southern Spiked Sweet Tea. Combine DaVinci Gourmet Sugar-Free Peach Syrup, lemon juice, sweet tea and Southern Comfort for a boozy kick.

    Hawaii – Hanalei Hangout

    Say aloha to your new favorite mocktail! The Hanalei Hangout combines the tropical flavors of DaVinci Gourmet Guava Syrup and Coconut Syrup with lemonade for a paradise-inspired drink.

    Idaho – Boise Boysenberry Mule

    The Boise Boysenberry Mule is a love letter to the state of Idaho, combining DaVinci Gourmet Blueberry Syrup with vodka, ginger beer and lime juice for a different kind of mule.

    • 1 oz. DaVinci Gourmet Spicy Ginger Syrup
    • 1 oz. DaVinci Gourmet Blueberry Syrup
    • 1 oz. Vodka
    • 5 oz. Ginger Beer
    • Fresh Lime Juice
    • Directions: Add DaVinci Gourmet Spicy Ginger Syrup, DaVinci Gourmet Blueberry Syrup, vodka, and lime juice into a copper cup. Add ice and top with ginger beer. Stir and serve with boysenberries or a lime wedge.

    Kansas – Sunflower Tea

    Kansas is known for its sprawling sunflower fields, so the Sunflower Tea was a no-brainer. We combine DaVinci Gourmet Honey Syrup with fresh lemon juice, tea and boiled sunflower seeds for a light and refreshing sip.

    • 1 oz. DaVinci Gourmet Honey Syrup
    • 1 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
    • 11 oz. Tea
    • 1 oz. Sunflower Seeds (Boiled)
    • Directions: Fill a glass with ice, add all ingredients and stir.

    Kentucky – Watermelon Mint Julep

    You can’t think of Kentucky cocktails without the mint julep. We take the flavor a step further by adding DaVinci Gourmet Watermelon Syrup for a summertime twist.

    Louisiana – Tiger-ade

    Our Tiger-ade recipes embodies the fighting spirit and school pride of Louisiana. Blueberries, vodka and lemonade all pair together for a delightful drink.

    • 0.5 oz. DaVinci Gourmet Blueberry Syrup
    • 0.5 oz. DaVinci Gourmet Cane Sugar Syrup
    • 1 cup Fresh Lemon Juice
    • 1 1/2 cups Blueberries
    • 1 cup Granulated Sugar
    • 6 cups Water
    • 1 1/2 cups Vodka
    • Directions: Combine lemon juice, blueberries, sugar, and 1 cup water in a blender and puree until smooth and sugar is dissolved. Strain, and stir in vodka and remaining 5 cups of water. Add DaVinci Gourmet Blueberry Syrup and DaVinci Gourmet Cane Sugar Syrup, stir and serve.

    Massachusetts – Boston Cream Cold Brew

    Inspired by the Boston cream pie, our Boston Cream Cold Brew combines the flavors of chocolate, vanilla and cheesecake in a delicious cold brew coffee.

    Missouri – Gooey Butter Cake Latte

    Gooey butter cake is a staple in St. Louis, Missouri. The Gooey Butter Cake Latte combines cake batter, cheesecake and vanilla syrup for a delicious latte.

    Montana – Big Sky

    Montana is known for its sprawling fields, mountains and all of nature’s beauty. Our Big Sky cocktail will transport you to big sky country.

    • 1 oz. DaVinci Gourmet Cane Sugar Syrup
    • 2 oz. Cognac
    • 1 oz. Dry Vermouth
    • 1 oz. Port
    • Lemon, for Garnish
    • Directions: Add DaVinci Gourmet Cane Sugar Syrup, Cognac, Vermouth and Port into an iced-filled cocktail shaker. Shake for 30 seconds and  strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish the drink with a lemon wedge and serve.

    Nevada – High Roller

    Test your luck with our High Roller recipe, which combines DaVinci Gourmet Peach Syrup with Island Oasis Sour Mix, peach nectar, lime juice and tequila for a sweet-tart libation made for the Vegas strip.

    • 0.75 oz. DaVinci Gourmet Peach Syrup
    • 0.25 oz. Blanco Tequila
    • 5 oz. Peach Nectar
    • 1 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
    • 1.5 oz. Island Oasis Sour Mix
    • Directions: Pour all ingredients over ice, stir and serve.

    New Jersey – Atlantic City Slammer

    Take a trip to Atlantic City with our Atlantic City Slammer, which combines gin, vodka and rum for the ultimate adult beverage.

    • 1 oz. DaVinci Gourmet Amaretto Syrup
    • 1 oz. Gin
    • 1 oz. Vodka
    • 1 oz. Rum
    • 8 oz. Root Beer or Cola
    • Directions: Add all ingredients to an ice-filled glass, stir and serve.

    New York – Big Apple Iced Coffee

    Our Big Apple Iced Coffee doesn’t require a New York state of mind – just a few ingredients for a New York style cheesecake-inspired coffee!

    Ohio – Buckeye Frappe

    O-H-I-O! We’ve turned the classic Ohio candy into a delicious frappe, combining our peanut butter syrup and dark chocolate syrup for a buckeye-inspired treat.

    Texas – Texan Ranch Water

    Make your way to Texas with our Texan Ranch Water recipe, which includes refreshing Topo Chico mixed with DaVinci Gourmet Agave Syrup, tequila and lime juice.

    • 0.5 oz. DaVinci Gourmet Agave Syrup
    • 3 oz. Blanco Tequila
    • 1.5 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
    • 10 oz. Topo Chico
    • Lime Slice, for Garnish
    • Directions: Add all ingredients to an ice-filled glass and stir. Garnish with a lime wedge and serve.

    Vermont – Maple Latte

    Maple is king in Vermont, so of course we’ve put together a Maple Latte! Our recipe combines real maple syrup with DaVinci Gourmet Naturals Cinnamon Bark Syrup for a warming latte.

    Wisconsin – Cold Fashioned

    When you say Wisconsin, brandy old fashioneds come to mind. Our Cold Fashioned is a play on the classic drink, combining DaVinci Gourmet Old Fashioned Syrup with bitters and cold brew.

    • 1 oz. DaVinci Gourmet Old Fashioned Syrup
    • 4 Dashes Angostura Bitters
    • 7 oz. Cold Brew Coffee
    • Directions: Stir together to chill, clean pour over fresh ice. Garnish with orange zest and a cherry on bottom.

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