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January 10, 2006 9:54 AM   Subscribe

Maine's favorite drink is Allen's Coffee Brandy and milk. No, really, it is Maine's favorite drink. Let's go get a sombrero, brother!
posted by Mayor Curley (26 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
*chugs moxie*
posted by Hlewagast at 10:17 AM on January 10, 2006


'And whenever juveniles ask someone to buy them liquor, it seems that brandy is their first choice.'

vodka is much less pretentious
posted by PenguinBukkake at 10:17 AM on January 10, 2006


Hlewagast : *chugs moxie*

Any thoughts on what liquor goes best with Moxie?
posted by Godbert at 10:33 AM on January 10, 2006


How... timely. (I remember talking about this at the boston meetup last week)
posted by darsh at 10:58 AM on January 10, 2006


What a great topic. Here is a link to Iowa's favorite drinks--Black Velvet reigns supreme.

I looked for a while and didn't see others. Perhaps others can ferret out this information for us.
posted by notmtwain at 10:59 AM on January 10, 2006


Wow, that's some statistical dominance right there.

On the subject of lobstermen, is anyone else really annoyed by the Fedex ad with the supposed Maine accents? Some of the worst I've ever heard. They sound Russian.
posted by selfnoise at 11:03 AM on January 10, 2006


I thought it was moxie too.
posted by youarenothere at 11:07 AM on January 10, 2006


Thanks, notmtwain. As an Iowan, I still have no clue why people buy Black Velvet or why stores seem to have so much. I'm thinking it has to do with shady distributors and kickbacks since nothing else can explain it...
posted by mikeh at 11:11 AM on January 10, 2006


These go with everything.
posted by adamvasco at 11:21 AM on January 10, 2006


"Fat ass in a glass"--that is awesome. I must try this beverage.
posted by jrossi4r at 11:33 AM on January 10, 2006


I grew up in Iowa and the top 10 off of notmtwain's post just makes me shake my head. I wouldn't touch any of them now, but I was familiar with pretty much all of them in high school. We even had a name for #8: Sergeant McCormick. Don't ask me why. It came in a convenient plastic jug with a splash-proof nozzle.
posted by mcstayinskool at 11:49 AM on January 10, 2006


I grew up in Iowa and the top 10 off of notmtwain's post just makes me shake my head. I wouldn't touch any of them now, but I was familiar with pretty much all of them in high school.

What kind of liquor snob are you? Granted, there's some real swill there, but I'm also seeing Bacardi, Captain Morgan and Smirnoff in the top ten-- maybe not the best of the best, but certainly palatable.
posted by Faint of Butt at 11:54 AM on January 10, 2006


I want these stats for all states. And countries. Most alcohol department Web sites are not so cool.
posted by mrgrimm at 12:14 PM on January 10, 2006


It's Moxie as far as the Maine statutes are concerned, but clearly the people feel differently.
posted by JanetLand at 12:26 PM on January 10, 2006


God, that "coffee flavored brandy" sounds vile.

but I'm also seeing Bacardi, Captain Morgan and Smirnoff in the top ten-- maybe not the best of the best, but certainly palatable.

This is more than palatable:

Cable Car

2 ounces Captain Morgan's Spiced Rum
1 ounce Cointreau
1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice

Wet the rim of a cocktail glass with lemon, then coat with a mixture of cinnamon and sugar.

Combine ingredients with ice and shake for 10-12 seconds. Strain into prepared cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon twist and a dusting of cinnamon.

(Signature cocktail, Starlite Room, The Drake, San Francisco)
posted by chuq at 12:28 PM on January 10, 2006 [1 favorite]


And, jeez, whatever you do, don't try to give them a sombrero made with Kahlua (ka-LOO-er, rhymes with manure, as the locals might say) or they're likely to throw it right at you.
posted by briank at 12:28 PM on January 10, 2006 [1 favorite]


Ahhhh, and it's ice fishing season too. I love Maine.
posted by machaus at 1:13 PM on January 10, 2006


Ayuh, that Allens is a wicked good sellah !
posted by lobstah at 1:21 PM on January 10, 2006


Godbert-
Any thoughts on what liquor goes best with Moxie?

Jagermeister. Hands down.

Sincerely,
The Masshole with two Mainard roomates
posted by rollbiz at 1:31 PM on January 10, 2006


I wouldn't be surprised if this tasted like fermenting ass, knowing the crap that people drink in Maine. (I am looking at you, Moxie!)
posted by jenovus at 1:47 PM on January 10, 2006


From the WaPo article: "It keeps you awake, it keeps you going, it keeps you sexualized," said Connolly, who said he has heard a client explain, "I was drinking Allen's, and then I was in the blackie" -- blacked out.

Liquor in front. Poker in back. Bangor? In an igloo?
posted by bardic at 2:20 PM on January 10, 2006


BTW, fuck Lauderdale. Maine's got it goin' on.
posted by bardic at 2:20 PM on January 10, 2006


I wonder how The Dude would feel about this.
posted by afx114 at 2:22 PM on January 10, 2006


out of the top 10 selling liquors in Maine, Allen's Coffee Brandy is 4 of them.

i'd never even heard of the stuff, so this threw me off a bit.
posted by bryak at 12:03 AM on January 11, 2006


In wisconsin it's also all about the brandy, but brandy brandy old fashioned, not some weird coffee flavoured shit.
posted by afu at 12:11 AM on January 11, 2006 [1 favorite]


ok, maybe had a bit too many myself..
posted by afu at 12:12 AM on January 11, 2006 [1 favorite]


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