Gilbert teen working hard to make lemonade the Arizona state drink

PHOENIX (FOX 10) -- An Arizona lawmaker and a Valley student are hoping to make lemonade the official state drink, and now, there's a bill at the State Capitol that could make that happen.

Garret Glover, a senior at Gilbert Classical Academy, got the idea from his friend over in Wisconsin. After some research, he decided on lemonade, and he reached out to state legislator Warren Petersen with hopes of finally having an official state drink.

"I was like, 'I have an idea to make lemonade the state drink of Arizona,'" said Glover. "Arizona has a lot of citrus production. Lemons, second largest after California. Oranges too, but Florida has that."

State Rep. Petersen loves ideas from students.

"Shared with him the bill process," said State Rep. Petersen. "Get involved, work hard, to try to make this state law, and he said he was willing to do that and I liked his idea."

The bill has ways to go before becoming the state law, but on Thursday, Garrett will speak in front of state lawmakers in committee. with hopes of turning lemons into lemonade. It will then go to the House floor, the Senate, and then, only then, into the hands of Governor Doug Ducey.