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The Favorite Alcoholic Beverages of 10 American Presidents
The Grumpy Sloth ^ | August 25, 2017 | Sonya Sasser

Posted on 08/26/2017 8:50:41 AM PDT by Mafe

Even our U.S. presidents like to have an adult beverage every once in a while. In Mark Will-Weber’s book, “Mint Juleps with Teddy Roosevelt: The Complete History of Presidential Drinking,“ he details every president’s favorite alcoholic beverage and explores the stories behind the drink. Will-Weber’s book also reveals the more “human side” of our nation’s leaders, which is important for us all to see from time to time.

(Excerpt) Read more at grumpysloth.com ...


TOPICS: AMERICA - The Right Way!!; History; The Guild; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: alcohol; drink; history; president
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1 posted on 08/26/2017 8:50:41 AM PDT by Mafe
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To: Mafe

What about Hussein’s Beer Summit? Panther Whizz !!!!


2 posted on 08/26/2017 9:05:00 AM PDT by TRY ONE (I never got the memo changing the name of Global Warming to Klimate Change)
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To: Mafe

And meanwhile we have a President who’s never drank or used drugs.

Is that bad now?


3 posted on 08/26/2017 9:08:23 AM PDT by SirLurkedalot (10/10/51-7/7/16 RIP Dad, I'll be missing you until I cross over to Eternity)
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To: Mafe

Wasn’t George Washington at one time the biggest distiller in the country?


4 posted on 08/26/2017 9:16:22 AM PDT by PJ-Comix (It is OK to view the TOTAL Eclipse with the Naked Eye)
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To: Mafe
John Quincy Adams enjoyed Madeira wine, a drink that gets its flavor through a repeated heating process.

That is how Madeira is made today. In Adams day the "repeated heating process" was simply crossing the equator with the wine still in barrels.

5 posted on 08/26/2017 9:17:19 AM PDT by Michael.SF. (Women who are 25 pounds overweight tend to live longer than the men who mention it.)
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To: Mafe

What about Frank Roosevelt? What about Hussein?


6 posted on 08/26/2017 9:18:48 AM PDT by ichabod1 (Smoke does not mean fire when someone threw a smoke grenade.)
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To: Michael.SF.

I note that President McKinley liked cocktails that contained absinthe. Subsequently absinthe was made illegal in this country. Has that ban been lifted? I saw a TV documentary about how someone re-engineered absinthe to make it exactly the way it was originally produced. Now I am very curious to try some.


7 posted on 08/26/2017 9:20:19 AM PDT by PJ-Comix (It is OK to view the TOTAL Eclipse with the Naked Eye)
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To: ichabod1
What about Hussein?

Gay Sex on the Beach? Sex on the Beach mixed with Kahlua, I guess...
8 posted on 08/26/2017 9:23:18 AM PDT by akalinin (www.sterlingheightsreport.com)
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To: PJ-Comix
I note that President McKinley liked cocktails that contained absinthe. Subsequently absinthe was made illegal in this country. Has that ban been lifted? I saw a TV documentary about how someone re-engineered absinthe to make it exactly the way it was originally produced. Now I am very curious to try some.

Thujone, from wormwood, is neurotoxic. I wouldn't drink absinthe.
9 posted on 08/26/2017 9:24:38 AM PDT by akalinin (www.sterlingheightsreport.com)
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To: SirLurkedalot

Just living life as an American Billionaire is probably enough of a high for The Donald. His regular day to day existence (even before becoming President) is spectacular enough. Trump worked for these things, may as well enjoy them.

Gold plated this, diamond encrusted that, tailored suits that look good and are actually comfortable. The shoes the fit like gloves! Cars, private planes, nice furniture.
Culinary School Grads for your personal cook, everything the latest model if you want it.
Finding the right woman who fits in, someone your adult children like, someone already accomplished and not desperate. Someone refined and graceful but with a sense of fun, sort of like The First Lady.


10 posted on 08/26/2017 9:28:28 AM PDT by lee martell
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To: ichabod1

I looked him up. He liked gin-based martinis. Hussein liked beer, as did Garfield and Cleveland.


11 posted on 08/26/2017 9:33:29 AM PDT by Mafe
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To: PJ-Comix

of Rye as I understand it...


12 posted on 08/26/2017 9:37:38 AM PDT by KC Burke (If all the world is a stage, I would like to request my lighting be adjusted.)
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To: PJ-Comix

Yes. Washington’s distillery is still operating. Products are $99-185 per 375ml bottle.


13 posted on 08/26/2017 9:38:22 AM PDT by ctdonath2 (It's not "white privilege", it's "Puritan work ethic". Behavior begets consequences.)
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To: lee martell

“Just living life as an American Billionaire is probably enough of a high for The Donald. “

That and watching his older brother drink himself to death. I like the fact that Trump doesn’t drink, because whenever Libtards are ruining a dinner party, I always say “Yeah, and he doesn’t even drink...imagine how bad it will be for you if he does...” .


14 posted on 08/26/2017 9:39:54 AM PDT by ameribbean expat ("I lasted 49 Scaramucchis". - Steve Bannon)
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To: lee martell

:)


15 posted on 08/26/2017 9:43:10 AM PDT by SirLurkedalot (10/10/51-7/7/16 RIP Dad, I'll be missing you until I cross over to Eternity)
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I always pictured KKKlinton as a Zima guy, and O’Bunghole as an Andre Pink Champagne guy


16 posted on 08/26/2017 9:45:56 AM PDT by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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To: PJ-Comix

http://www.mountvernon.org/the-estate-gardens/distillery/distilled-spirits-at-mount-vernon/

Yup. One of the funniest things I ever read was the booze tab from Washington’s second campaign for the House of Burgesses. Second, because he lost his first....

https://www.usnews.com/news/blogs/washington-whispers/2011/11/08/george-washington-plied-voters-with-booze


17 posted on 08/26/2017 9:47:10 AM PDT by ameribbean expat ("I lasted 49 Scaramucchis". - Steve Bannon)
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To: PJ-Comix

Delving into my vast experience with things I should probably have left alone.....

If and when you decide to drink Absinthe, do not believe the hype that it is simply another liquor, or has been rendered harmless by processing the Wormwood into obscurity.

And no matter what your tolerance for regular liquor, do not underestimate its effects. Have a driver, or do it at home.

You will find a comprehensive list here -

http://www.wormwoodsociety.org/index.php/reviews/traditional-absinthe

Some of these are only available in Europe, but many those available here are quite potent - just not those *produced* here.

I have (many years ago) had the experience of Reverie and Le Parroquet. Green Fairie indeed. (Hah!) More like the Id monster from Forbidden Planet.

But then each of us has his personal Demons.


18 posted on 08/26/2017 9:49:20 AM PDT by shibumi (Quoth the Squonk...(sniff!...sob!))
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To: PJ-Comix

You can now legally purchase absinthe in the US.


19 posted on 08/26/2017 9:52:38 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped)
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To: shibumi

Now I am more curious than ever to try absinthe. And, yes, I WON’T drive afterwards. I do know it was incredibly popular in Paris towards the end of the 19th century.


20 posted on 08/26/2017 9:57:35 AM PDT by PJ-Comix (It is OK to view the TOTAL Eclipse with the Naked Eye)
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