We know D.C. Get our free newsletter to stay in the know.

Success! You're on the list.

State flower, state tree, state bird…why not state cocktail? At least that’s what state Sen. Edwin Murray (D-New Orleans) thinks. He’s proposed to make the Sazerac, which was invented in New Orleans, the official state cocktail. According to Janna Goodwin, a researcher for the National Conference of State Legislatures, this would be the nation’s first state cocktail.

In the event that this opens the floodgates of states frantically claiming cocktails for their own, D.C. should be prepared. When I think of the nation’s capital, I think single-malt Scotches. I’m pretty sure we can’t lay claim to those. Anyone have thoughts to what D.C.’s cocktail should be?