Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Moxie - Official Soft Drink of Maine!
Moxie is a carbonated beverage that was first introduced in 1876 as a nerve tonic. Although the drink was invented in Lowell Massachusetts, it has long been associated with the state of Maine as its inventor is from Union, Maine.
In 2005 Maine adopted it as its state soft drink. Not a sweet beverage, but bitter due to the ingredient Gentian Root, thought to be medicinal. With the invention of Coca Cola, Moxie fell out of favor, but is still popular in New England. Probably due to the excellent marketing as a Maine treasure! They have a lot of fun with it in the state of Maine as you can see...
Maine Things to do
Check out Moxie's official website
Matthew's Museum of Maine Heritage
Books about Moxie
even a song about Moxie!
Let's toast to the great state of Maine!
A wicked good drink from a wicked good place to be!