When Miranda Lambert posed for a photograph with the Judds at the 2022 CMT Awards, you may have appreciated how her handbag matched Naomi Judd's dress. A second photo reveals that her purse wasn't her only hot pink accessory.

During the show, the "If I Was a Cowboy" singer was spotted sipping from a hot pink cooler cup. It sparkled like her navy blue mini dress, but surely on a night where she needed to perform and potentially accept an award on live television, she wouldn't be imbibing. Or would she?

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If you thought that was water in that cup, you don't know Miranda Lambert.

Before we get to what was in there, let's flash back to the 2020 CMA Awards, when she not only brought a tumbler, but also a cooler to the show. Afterward, she had fun with getting caught on social media, adding, "Always be prepared, y'all" to this TikTok video:

The funny part about that video is it appears as if drinks were served during the show. Were the CMT Awards a more dignified experience? Unlikely, as Maddie Font from Maddie & Tae illustrated in accepting her win on Monday (April 11). Lambert must just be particular about what she drinks and when. So, you get this moment:

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Lambert confirms that yes, it was vodka in her cup. It's not a surprise — she has vocalized her appreciation for Tito's in the past. Two years ago, it was a very specific mixer.

Lambert — whose Palomino album drops later this month — did win an award in the Female Music Video of the Year category at the 2022 CMTs, and before the show, she walked the red carpet with husband Brendan McLoughlin.

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