History tidbit: Presidents and Booze

Shaken not stirred…cheap verses expensive…straight up or on the rocks…abstain or indulge…Presidents had and still have favorites when imbibing.  Brief nugget here on the first 5 presidents and their drink of choice:

George Washington – Dark Porter Beer…even though he distilled whisky and sold it, making huge profits…George was a beer drinker.

John Adams – Hard Cider…liked it so much he had it with breakfast.

Thomas Jefferson – French Wines…expensive ones filled his cellar.

James Madison – Champagne…although the bubbles could give him a headache.

James Monroe – French Red Wine…liked them so much that he ordered 1,200 bottles of French Burgundy and Champagnes…charged them to furnishings for the White House.

More on the favorite adult beverage of each president.

 

 

 

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