You know how the old saying goes: "The apple doesn't fall far from the tree." In many cases, this cliché holds true for Ree Drummond and her kids—but there are a few things they just don't agree on. For Ree and Alex, one of those things is coffee. (Yes, you read that right!)

"I've hated coffee for all my life," Alex admitted during a recent Instagram Q&A. Meanwhile, Ree says that coffee is her life. (😂)

"I start each day not with a cup of freshly brewed hot java, but with a tall, blessed glass of creamy iced coffee in a glass," Ree explains. "I’ve been an iced coffee freakazoid for years and years. To say I couldn’t live without it is an understatement."

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For all of The Pioneer Woman's fellow caffeine lovers out there, it's probably hard to imagine how anyone could dislike the nectar of the gods coffee in any form. And yet Ree's own daughter went so far as to publicly denounce coffee on social media. Blasphemy!

But, wait—there's still hope. Alex did say that there's one coffee-based drink she's developed a taste for, even if she doesn't drink it every morning like Ree.

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"Recently I started liking iced vanilla lattes," she said. "You can't really drink those every day because they're pretty sugary, but at least I have something to order when I go to a coffee shop."

Okay, fair enough! Now, you might be wondering how Alex keeps the pep in her step without a daily cup of Joe. Apparently, she turns to another beverage to stay caffeinated.

"I drink Crystal Light with caffeine every day," she says.

Whatever makes your skirt fly up, Alex! What's your go-to drink of choice? Tell us in the comments!

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Kelly O’Sullivan is the senior editor for The Pioneer Woman and manages the website’s social channels, in addition to overseeing content strategy and news.