If one thing can be said of Americans, it's that they like to D-R-I-N-K. We're not talking about Big Gulps of Coca-Cola (although, they love to indulge in those as well) here, we're talking about good ol' fashioned alcohol — beer, liquor, the fun stuff! Substances we very briefly attempted to make illegal, but hey, we all know how successfully that turned out.
Now, just because these men ran the country, doesn't mean they didn't like to indulge in a beverage or two after-hours! If anything, running the greatest country in the world (no matter WTF Trump thinks) entitles a person to certain proclivities for the drink, if you will.
As per Business Insider —"Mark Will-Weber, whose book Mint Juleps with Teddy Roosevelt: The Complete History of Presidential Drinking explores the stories behind each president's favorite alcoholic beverage."
- "Our first president, George Washington, was a whiskey drinker, as were Andrew Jackson, Martin Van Buren, Zachary Taylor, and Andrew Johnson. According to Will-Weber, Johnson was so inebriated when he arrived at the 1865 inauguration as Lincoln's vice president that he had to be pulled off the stage."
- "George H.W. Bush dabbled in a bit of everything, from beer to vodka. However, his son George W. Bush didn't drink while in office."
"Although President-elect Donald Trump unsuccessfully launched his own brand of vodka — and his family operates Trump Winery in Charlottesville, Virginia — the man himself doesn't drink."
"When he was a student, Bill Clinton regularly made snakebites: hard cider mixed with beer."
"Teddy Roosevelt used fresh mint from the White House garden to make his famous mint juleps."
"Will-Weber said President Richard Nixon enjoyed expensive bottles of Château Lafite Rothschild — but he'd often serve cheaper wine to his guests."
"According to Will-Weber, President John F. Kennedy drank various cocktails, such as daiquiris, but his favorite was the bloody mary.
"Former President Obama loves beer so much, that the White House brewed its own honey ale during his administration."
To see what all of the presidents drank, click HERE
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