We searched the restaurants, bars and grills from the highlands of Maine to Downeast to find adult beverages that really honor the greatness of a mixed Maine drink.  We wanted to find the Maineliest drinks in Maine and I think we've started with a pretty good list.

What we are looking for with our Maineliest drinks list is a combination of things.

A great Mainely drink needs a great name.  It quite simply can have 'Maine' in the name or it can reflects some sort of cultural Maine reference, such as a location in Maine or person of Maine, like a lumberjack or a lobsterman. If we are going to find a find Mainely drink it kind of needs to state it's obvious inspiration, the great State of Maine.

Names are great but what's in the substance has to have some innovative or gives a bit of a wink to Maine with it's ingredients.  So, we are looking for creative use of Maine products and natural resources.  There are plenty of ingredients to choose from to make a Mainely drink.

Here is a sample list of ingredients that would make a solid Mainely drink:

  • Moxie
  • Blueberry
  • Allen's Coffee Brandy
  • Fireball
  • Lobster
  • Clams, clam juice
  • Strawberry rhubarb
  • Pine needles
  • Maple syrup
  • Molasses
  • Fiddleheads

Some of these ingredients don't seem that adventurous while others are a bit far-fetched but, if the combination of flavors could work for an enjoyable and innovative Mainely drink then, you'll probably find it on our list.

Now, without further ado, here are the Mainest Maine Drinks From Maine!