POTUS, FLOTUS favorite drinks

FIRST LADIES FAVORITE DRINKS

CITRUS PUNCH COCKTAIL

Martha Washington – Citrus punch cocktail: 9 oz. Flor de Caña 4-Year-Old Gold Rum, 12 oz.

Appleton Estate Extra 12-Year-Old Rum, 6 oz. Grand Marnier, 9 oz. fresh lemon juice, 9 oz. fresh orange juice, 9 oz. Spiced simple syrup, 6 oz. Club soda.

CHAMPAGNE

Julia Tyler – champagne punch

Julia Grant — “Roman Punch” of champagne, brandy and rum
Helen “Nellie” Taft — lager beer and champagne cocktail

WINE

Rosalynn Carter, Ida McKinley (red)

WHISKEY

Dolley Madison – whiskey punch

Hillary Clinton – shot of Crown Royal

OLD FASHIONED

Bess Truman and Mamie Eisenhower

MARTINI

Pat Nixon and Michelle Obama – straight up

Hillary Clinton –Tito’s vodka martini with olive

MISCELLANEOUS

Abigail Adams — rum cider toddy
Jacqueline Kennedy — lime daiquiri
Edith Wilson — “Virginia Gentleman” bourbon on the rocks

Florence Harding —  scotch and soda

Barbara Bush – Gin

DIDN’T DRINK

Elizabeth Monroe, Rachel Jackson, Hannah Van Buren, Anna Harrison, Sarah Polk, Margaret Taylor, Abigail Fillmore, Jane Pierce, Mary Lincoln, Eliza Johnson, “Lemonade Lucy” Hayes, Ellen Arthur, Frances Cleveland, Edith Roosevelt, Grace Coolidge, Lou Hoover, Eleanor Roosevelt, Lady Bird Johnson, Betty Ford (Became sober, founded Betty Ford Clinic), Laura Bush, Melania Trump, Jill Biden.

PRESIDENTS FAVORITE DRINKS

WHISKEY

George Washington, Andrew Jackson, Martin Van Buren, John Tyler, Zachary Taylor, James Buchanan (rye), Andrew Johnson, Woodrow Wilson (Scotch), Warren G. Harding, Dwight D. Eisenhower (Scotch), Lyndon B. Johnson (Cutty Shark Scotch and soda), U.S. Grant.

William McKinley: “McKinley’s Delight” 3 oz. rye whiskey of 100 proof, 1 oz. sweet vermouth, 2 dashes of cherry brandy, 1 dash absinthe

Franklin D. Roosevelt: “Bermuda Rum Swizzle” is 2 oz. dark rum, 1 oz. lime juice, 1 oz. orange juice, generous ash of Falernum

HARD CIDER

John Adams, William Henry Harrison

Bill Clinton: “Snakebite” is 8 oz. hard cider, 8 oz. lager beer, ¼ oz. black currant liqueur.

WINE

Thomas Jefferson and John Quincy Adams both liked French Madeira wine.

CHAMPAGNE

James Madison, James Monroe, U.S. Grant, Chester A. Arthur, William Howard Taft

BEER

James Garfield, Grover Cleveland

VODKA

Calvin Coolidge: “Coolidge Cooler” is 1.5 oz. of Vermont White vodka, ½ oz. of American whiskey, 2 oz. of orange juice, club soda.

Ronald Reagan: “Orange Blossom Special” is 1 oz. of vodka, 1 oz. of grenadine or sweet vermouth, 2 oz. fresh orange juice, served over ice.

MARTINI

Herbert Hoover (Dry), Gerald Ford, George H.W. Bush (vodka martini), Barrack Obama

MISCELLANEOUS

Franklin Pierce – Drank everything. Died of cirrhosis of the liver

Harry Truman (Old Fashioned), John F. Kennedy (Bloody Mary), Richard Nixon (Chateau Laffite Rothschild champagne), Teddy Roosevelt (mint julep), James Polk (Brandy), Rutherford B. Hayes (rum), Jimmy Carter (white), Ronald Reagan (California white wine)

DIDN’T DRINK

Abe Lincoln, Benjamin Harrison, George W. Bush, Donald Trump (Diet Coke), Joe Biden (orange Gatorade.)

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