Lemonade Is Now Arizona's Official State Drink

By Claire Caulfield
Published: Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - 7:47am
Updated: Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - 9:12am
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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)

Gemstone: Turquoise

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

Metal: Copper

Mineral: Wulfenite

Dinosaur: Sonorasaurus

Drink: Lemonade

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