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2013-01-14 04:37:01 PM  
We've had only 43 presidents, just FYI. Cleveland threw everything off by getting into the White House non-consecutively.

14. Franklin Pierce: Oachatel

This nectar of the Aztec Gods was discovered by the hero of the Mexican War and introduced first in New England, then in Washington D.C.


 Never heard of it...

20. James A. Garfield: Dewars Scotch

Andrew Carnegie had the Scottish Distillers' send the new president a case for his inaugural.


Garfield always did enjoy a shot...
 
2013-01-14 04:40:53 PM  

89 Stick-Up Kid: Yea but his knuckles were white for another reason.


He beat up mimes?
 
2013-01-14 04:41:17 PM  
I spoke that song at karaoke the other day. It's difficult.
 
2013-01-14 04:54:19 PM  
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2013-01-14 04:54:31 PM  

what_now: Mugato: what_now: Mugato: William J. Clinton: Tanquerary Gin and Tonic

Everyone says he was the first black President.

Gin has got to be the world's whitest drink.

Not according to Snoop.

Right. One wrap star v the entire British Empire.


Did...did you just scoff at a gross generalization that contradicted your with a gross generalization??
 
2013-01-14 04:54:37 PM  

Bartleby the Scrivener: the old absinthe house on bourbon street in n'awlins


CSB: met Marilyn Manson there one night in 1996. First thought: "Whaaaa?" Second: "Of course it's him, where else?"
 
2013-01-14 04:54:47 PM  
Kind of surprised how few prefer single malt scotch, neat, or bourbon neat, although Johnnie Walker Black and Glenfiddich aren't bad.
 
2013-01-14 05:00:26 PM  
I never suspected Ulysses S. Grant was a woman.
 
2013-01-14 05:04:00 PM  

hbk72777: [t1.gstatic.com image 240x210]


Sigh. At least get it right, bro!

"Colt .45: It works every time!"
 
2013-01-14 05:10:32 PM  
Notice that pretty much every President on that list who named a non-alcoholic beverage sucked?

/not convinced that W didn't drink, though
//choked on a pretzel and fell and hit his head my ass
 
2013-01-14 05:11:43 PM  
jake_lex: Notice that pretty much every President on that list who named a non-alcoholic beverage sucked?

/not convinced that W didn't drink, though
//choked on a pretzel and fell and hit his head my ass


there are mind altering substances other than booze ya know.
 
2013-01-14 05:17:54 PM  

Oldiron_79: there are mind altering substances other than booze ya know.


www.cnn.com

Hell Yeah!
 
2013-01-14 05:19:06 PM  

what_now: Mugato: what_now: Mugato: William J. Clinton: Tanquerary Gin and Tonic

Everyone says he was the first black President.

Gin has got to be the world's whitest drink.

Not according to Snoop.

Right. One wrap star v the entire British Empire.


Yeah and 30 years ago, cognac was drank only by rich old white millionaires.

/trends can change over time
 
2013-01-14 05:30:17 PM  

what_now: Mugato: William J. Clinton: Tanquerary Gin and Tonic

Everyone says he was the first black President.

Gin has got to be the world's whitest drink.


Scotch. They're even whiter than the Brits.
 
2013-01-14 05:33:05 PM  
been on a whisky jag lately. laphroaig and johnnie walker black. good stuff. doesn't take a lot to produce a killer hangover though.
 
2013-01-14 05:33:36 PM  

SmackLT: Sorry, read the headline as "88 Drinks about 44 Presidents"

/kickin it old-school with The Nails


that didn't take long
 
2013-01-14 05:35:53 PM  

FlashHarry: been on a whisky jag lately. laphroaig and johnnie walker black. good stuff. doesn't take a lot to produce a killer hangover though.


I love Laphroaig and its smoky, iodiney deliciousness. Ardbeg is similar.

You can smell a good Scotch from across the room.
 
2013-01-14 05:38:32 PM  
FTA:

1. George Washington: Madeira Wine

Our first chief executive favored Malmsey, a fortified wine from this Mediterranean Isle. He was also partial to fruit brandies and Rye Whiskey, which he distilled at Mount Vernon.

Madeira is in the Atlantic, not the Med.
 
2013-01-14 05:39:30 PM  
It bothered me in Obama's inaugural speech, and it bothers me now - only 43 men have been President.  Listing Grover Cleveland twice is stupid.
 
2013-01-14 05:39:54 PM  
Ctrl+f TaB and Vodka.

As I thought. No taste.
 
2013-01-14 05:45:39 PM  

Holocaust Agnostic: Ctrl+f TaB and Vodka.

As I thought. No taste.


Vodka is for people who don't want to taste their liquor.
 
2013-01-14 05:45:59 PM  
haven't there only been 43 presidents?
 
2013-01-14 05:47:29 PM  
16. Abraham Lincoln: Apple Cider

Although known to have acquired a taste for corn whiskey in his earlier years, fresh pressed apple juice would revive his constitution.


He also was known to enjoy rye whiskey, specifically this:

upload.wikimedia.org

And I can see why. It's got one hell of a whang to it, and can make you forget just about damn anything in the space of a few swigs. (Work troubles, family tragedies, you name it. Poof!)
 
2013-01-14 05:51:51 PM  
yeah yeah, I'm always linking songs but this one is just too relevant:

rye whiskey
 
2013-01-14 05:57:57 PM  
If you can time it right, the Round Robin bar at the Willard is a hilarious place to get a drink. Pick a night when there has been a Senate dinner or other such event and the place will be filled to the brim with people TALKING LOUDLY ABOUT HOW IMPORTANT THEY ARE and very tipsy politician's wives. I went with my Mom after having seen a show at the theater around the corner and it was awesome.
 
2013-01-14 06:03:23 PM  
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Shenanigans.
Not even what they would have been drinking.
Jack may have made some awesome whiskey, but even if he was firing a still in his mothers womb, he STILL wouldn't have had enough time to make Polk a batch for him to acquire a preference for it.

James K. Polk died when Jack Daniels was FIVE MONTHS old.
 
2013-01-14 06:03:49 PM  
Article is useless without recipes.
 
2013-01-14 06:06:05 PM  

flux: Oachatel


I can't even seem to Google a definition for it. Some kind of cactus or vine drink?
 
2013-01-14 06:07:20 PM  

douchebag/hater: Article is useless without recipes.


Uhhhhh.... O_o
 
2013-01-14 06:07:45 PM  

SueDisco: I went with my Mom after having seen a show at the theater around the corner and it was awesome.


Did you molest any pages? Pics or it didn't happen!
 
2013-01-14 06:22:01 PM  
Oh come on.  Yes, we all know he was an alchy.  So at least tell us what he drank before he turned into a quitter.

Speaking of which, does anyone know if the President still went to AA meetings while he was President?

I've heard "Friends of Bill" refer to Dubya as a "white-knuckle drunk," which is what the AAers refer to someone who quit drinking without AA. I don't think Dubya was AA.


/ oh, and fark AA

Came here to say this. I know a guy that is a "white-knuckle drunk". Sober for ten years, but is a complete ass. Never addressed some underlying issues. But you don't need AA to do that - a good therapists can help too.
 
2013-01-14 06:22:47 PM  

buckler: I can't even seem to Google a definition for it. Some kind of cactus or vine drink?


I think it's supposed to be octli, which is usually called pulque today. It's made from fermented sap and is milky white with a sour taste. Seriously, the guy went to Mexico and came back telling everyone about some obscure Aztec liquor. I picture him at bars asking for it and then complaining that all they have is tequila "which, by the way guys, not a lot of people know this but tequila is actually the product of Spanish conquistadors trying to make something like brandy by distilling agave plants, so it's, you know, it's hardly Mexican in origin. 'Oachatel' is just way more authentic. It's a shame they don't have any here, I could really go for a glass". Hipster President.
 
2013-01-14 06:26:11 PM  
Martin Van Buren: Hennessey Martini

MVB was a ballah and a pimp.
 
2013-01-14 06:32:23 PM  

BMulligan: The Incredible Sexual Egg: Ok, for starters, TR didn't drink do that shiat at all.


Nor was he really much of a war hero, cowboy, or frontiersman (the famous picture of him in buckskins holding a rifle was taken in a New York photo studio near his mansion). What he was, was a brilliant self-promoter and one hell of a racist who based much of his foreign policy on Aryanism.

The TR we know and love didn't exist.
 
2013-01-14 06:35:09 PM  
42. William J. Clinton: Tanquerary Gin and Tonic

My man.
 
2013-01-14 06:36:49 PM  
30 Helens agree!
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2013-01-14 06:36:50 PM  
Dick would relish mixing and stirring for his guests aboard the presidential yacht Sequoia.


Three words that shouldn't be next to each other.
 
2013-01-14 06:39:10 PM  

flux: buckler: I can't even seem to Google a definition for it. Some kind of cactus or vine drink?

I think it's supposed to be octli, which is usually called pulque today. It's made from fermented sap and is milky white with a sour taste. Seriously, the guy went to Mexico and came back telling everyone about some obscure Aztec liquor. I picture him at bars asking for it and then complaining that all they have is tequila "which, by the way guys, not a lot of people know this but tequila is actually the product of Spanish conquistadors trying to make something like brandy by distilling agave plants, so it's, you know, it's hardly Mexican in origin. 'Oachatel' is just way more authentic. It's a shame they don't have any here, I could really go for a glass". Hipster President.


That seems to make a lot of sense. If not pulque, I might have guessed chicha.
 
2013-01-14 06:39:56 PM  

buckler: flux: buckler: I can't even seem to Google a definition for it. Some kind of cactus or vine drink?

I think it's supposed to be octli, which is usually called pulque today. It's made from fermented sap and is milky white with a sour taste. Seriously, the guy went to Mexico and came back telling everyone about some obscure Aztec liquor. I picture him at bars asking for it and then complaining that all they have is tequila "which, by the way guys, not a lot of people know this but tequila is actually the product of Spanish conquistadors trying to make something like brandy by distilling agave plants, so it's, you know, it's hardly Mexican in origin. 'Oachatel' is just way more authentic. It's a shame they don't have any here, I could really go for a glass". Hipster President.

That seems to make a lot of sense. If not pulque, I might have guessed chicha.


Then again, it might have been ayahuasca, which would have made party nights very special.
 
2013-01-14 06:47:25 PM  
33. Harry S. Truman: Maker's Mark and soda

An aficionado of Kentucky's finest, both he and Bess enjoyed this long-drink while playing poker at the White House.

Lame, especially considering Truman was a well-known bourbon fan. Is a Mint Julep too much trouble to make, or what? Also, Harry's preferred drink was the Old Fashioned.
 
2013-01-14 07:21:17 PM  

Zeno-25: 33. Harry S. Truman: Maker's Mark and soda

An aficionado of Kentucky's finest, both he and Bess enjoyed this long-drink while playing poker at the White House.

Lame, especially considering Truman was a well-known bourbon fan. Is a Mint Julep too much trouble to make, or what? Also, Harry's preferred drink was the Old Fashioned.


If you don't have simple syrup on hand? you're boiling water/sugar, muddling fresh mint, and then crushing ice.

So no, if you have all the stuff prepped, it isn't that much trouble, but as an everyday drink where you don't have someone grocery shopping for you, it can be a pain in the ass.
 
2013-01-14 07:33:15 PM  

SmackLT: Sorry, read the headline as "88 Drinks about 44 Presidents"

/kickin it old-school with The Nails


Came here to make a similar reference. Glad to see that it has been well covered.
 
2013-01-14 07:33:55 PM  
44 Drinks preferred by 43 Presidents

FTFY
 
2013-01-14 07:36:01 PM  

hubcity: These are presidents who drank, drank
These are presidents who drank, drank
These are presidents who drank, drank
These are presidents who drank, drank
They were all my president, and they drank


Another great song to look up tonight. Gonna be some retro-video browsing on youtube for me.
 
2013-01-14 07:40:09 PM  

GAT_00: Speaking of which, does anyone know if the President still went to AA meetings while he was President?


ic.pics.livejournal.com

What meeting could I possibly go to?

We hold it in the basement of the OEOB, couple of agents parked outside, whole thing looks like a poker game.
 
2013-01-14 07:42:34 PM  

Cthulhu_is_my_homeboy: BMulligan: The Incredible Sexual Egg: Ok, for starters, TR didn't drink do that shiat at all.

Nor was he really much of a war hero, cowboy, or frontiersman (the famous picture of him in buckskins holding a rifle was taken in a New York photo studio near his mansion). What he was, was a brilliant self-promoter and one hell of a racist who based much of his foreign policy on Aryanism.

The TR we know and love didn't exist.


That's odd. I read all three volumes of Edmund Morris' biography, and came away with a very different impression of the man.
 
2013-01-14 07:45:42 PM  
 
2013-01-14 07:51:23 PM  
Based on drinks anyway, it seems I'd get along well with Nixon and Clinton
 
2013-01-14 07:56:59 PM  

BMulligan: Cthulhu_is_my_homeboy: BMulligan: The Incredible Sexual Egg: Ok, for starters, TR didn't drink do that shiat at all.

Nor was he really much of a war hero, cowboy, or frontiersman (the famous picture of him in buckskins holding a rifle was taken in a New York photo studio near his mansion). What he was, was a brilliant self-promoter and one hell of a racist who based much of his foreign policy on Aryanism.

The TR we know and love didn't exist.

That's odd. I read all three volumes of Edmund Morris' biography, and came away with a very different impression of the man.


Same here. I just finished the Rise of Theodore Roosevelt and there's a very large portion of the book dedicated to his time on the frontier
 
2013-01-14 08:11:36 PM  
31. Herbert Hoover: Long Island Iced Tea

Herbert Hoover was a guido? The things you learn...
 
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