Bottoms up! US presidents share their favorite beverages

  • 7 years ago
Rarely does the public get an inside look at the interests and tastes of presidents, but author Mark Will-Weber does. Weber brings you the favorite alcoholic beverages of US presidents. Abraham Lincoln was not a heavy drinker. Teddy Roosevelt used fresh mint from the White House garden to make his famous mint juleps. Woodrow Wilson and Dwight D. Eisenhower enjoyed scotch. Franklin D. Roosevelt was known for loving cocktails, especially gin-based martinis. According to Will-Weber, President John F. Kennedy drank various cocktails, such as daiquiris, but his favorite was the bloody mary. Will-Weber said President Richard Nixon enjoyed expensive bottles of Château Lafite Rothschild. When President Jimmy Carter met with Soviet leaders, he didn't take a shot of vodka, but asked a glass of white wine instead. Ronald Reagan fancied Orange Blossom Specials, made with orange juice, vodka, and sweet vermouth. George H.W. Bush had everything, from beer to vodka. However, his son George W. Bush wasn't a big drinker. Barack Obama liked his beer so much that the White House has brewed its own honey ale.