Lemonade Is Now Arizona's Official State Drink
Lemonade is now the official state drink of Arizona. After a long legislative battle, Gov. Doug Ducey signed the measure, which was originally proposed by a Gilbert teenager.
State senators rejected the proposal in April. Some lawmakers wanted a different drink like margaritas, while others wanted to focus on passing a state budget.
The legislature is about 20 days behind schedule.
But lemonade won out and joins a host of other state emblems including copper, saguaro flowers and bola ties.
Arizona State Emblems
Colors: Blue and "old gold"
Fossil: Petrified wood (araucarioxylon arizonicum)
Bird: Coues' cactus wren (heleodytes brunneicapillus coures)
Flower: The white waxy flower of the saguaro (cereus giganteus)
Tree: Palo verde (genera cercidium)
Neckwear: Bola tie (state statute spells it bola, not bolo)
Mammal: Ringtail (bassariscus astutus)
Reptile: Ridge-nosed rattlesnake (crotalus willardi)
Fish: Arizona trout (salmo apache)
Amphibian: Arizona tree frog (hyla eximia)
Butterfly: Two-tailed swallowtail (papilionidae papilio multicaudata)
Nickname: The Grand Canyon state
Firearm: Colt single action Army revolver