NEBRASKA - KOOL-AID
Kool-Aid is Nebraska's official state soft drink (one of only two states to have one) and was invented there in 1927.
NEVADA - RED BULL
More a postulation than anything, we're just assuming that everyone in Nevada needs Red Bull to keep going.
NEW HAMPSHIRE - SQUAMSCOT
Brewed and bottled in New Hampshire, Squamscot comes in flavors like birch beer, strawberry, and the mysterious "half & half".
NEW JERSEY - BOYLAN'S
Bottled in various locations all over New Jersey since its founding in 1891, Boylan's now makes a hell of a black-cherry soda, and all of their offerings come in retro-style bottles.
NEW MEXICO - BLUE SKY
Blue Sky's a natural soft drink producer founded in Santa Fe in 1980. It doesn't operate out of there anymore, but we kinda had to pick it due to its inherent Breaking Bad
NEW YORK - DR. BROWN'S
No New York deli would be complete without a case full of Dr. Brown's, which comes in an array of flavors that include cream, black cherry, and... celery.
NORTH CAROLINA - CHEERWINE
There's no disputing -- North Carolinians love their Cheerwine
NORTH DAKOTA - COCA-COLA
DAMMIT, WE COULDN'T FIND ANYTHING FOR NORTH DAKOTA. So we just made their soda Coke. Get your act together, North Dakota!
OHIO - CHERIKEE RED
Rarely found outside Ohio, Cherikee Red is a cherry-flavored drink that was first produced there back in 1969.
OKLAHOMA - DUBLIN DR. PEPPER
A variety of Dr. Pepper that uses cane sugar rather than high fructose corn syrup, Dublin Dr. Pepper was discontinued back in 2012... but you can still find it in soda fountains all over Oklahoma. You go, Oklahoma!
OREGON - THOMAS KEMPER
Thomas Kemper was founded in Washington, but popularized in Portland when it was bought by a local company in 2006, and is now a local icon. They're the purveyors of fine, old-fashioned HFCS-less sodas.
PENNSYLVANIA - A-TREAT
A-Treat started in 1918 in Allentown and continues to be the hometown favorite of many a wayward Philadelphian. Their birch beer is a must.
RHODE ISLAND - YACHT CLUB SODA
Yacht Club is one of Rhode Island's beverage companies (and may well be one of its only companies, period), and they brew a wide variety of sodas, from birch beer to grape to peach seltzer.
SOUTH CAROLINA - BLENHEIM GINGER ALE
Since 1903, Blenheim has been producing some of the country's finest ginger ales in Hamer, South Carolina -- in mild, hot, and diet varieties.
SOUTH DAKOTA - COCA-COLA
The Dakotas have really got to ramp up their soda game, because South Dakota, too, was impossible to find any soda for. Pretty safe to say they like Coke there, though.
TENNESSEE - RC COLA
Famous in the South due to its status as one half of a working man's lunch (the other being a Moon Pie), RC Cola's made in Georgia, but it's pretty beloved in Tennessee, as well.
TEXAS - DR. PEPPER
If you ask a Texan what kind of Coke they want, chances are their answer will be "Dr. Pepper." (Sorry, Big Red
.) Granted, "Coke" is their word for soda, but it's still pretty telling.
UTAH - SPRITE
Utah's huge Mormon population can't consume caffeine, so they've gotta drink a lot of Sprite.
VERMONT - SWEET WATER
Vermont's Sweet Water Bottling Company produces nine all-natural soft drinks in the spirit of the state (namely, Maple Soda).
VIRGINIA - CHEERWINE
Yeah, I know we already put Cheerwine
as North Carolina's favorite soft drink, but it's definitely Virginia's, too. You'll have to share, North Carolina.
WASHINGTON - JONES SODA
Jones Soda's famous nationally for making some über-weird soda varieties of dubious repute, but their standard flavors (some of which are still pretty out there, like blue bubble gum) are quite refreshing.
WEST VIRGINIA - MOUNTAIN DEW
Data doesn't lie -- West Virginians are nuts for Mountain Dew. Even moreso than the rest of America. It's almost to the point of being detrimental.
WISCONSIN - SPRECHER ROOT BEER
Sprecher is a pretty standard brewery in that it makes beer, but it's a little more well known for its sodas -- particularly its root beer, which has Wisconsinites foaming at the mouth in more ways than one.
WYOMING - JACKSON HOLE SODA
Advertising itself as "the best dang old-fashioned soda in the whole dang country", Jackson Hole is very much a Wyoming creation. Their Snake River Sarsaparilla is a must while viewing some Grand Tetons.
Adam Lapetina is a food/drink staff writer at Thrillist, and loves him some Polar Ginger Ale. Read his musings on Twitter at @adamlapetina.