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2013-01-14 02:32:17 PM  
6 votes:
Sorry, read the headline as "88 Drinks about 44 Presidents"

/kickin it old-school with The Nails
2013-01-14 03:02:19 PM  
5 votes:

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


Actually, now that I think about it, somebody should write that song. 88 Lines about 44 Presidents

Washington would not be king, all he wanted was his pride
Adams was a feisty punk, who never found peace til he died

Jefferson was quite the Frenchman, down to banging all the maids
Madison wrote the Constitution, and smacked the British for their raids

James Monroe bought Florida, and thank you so much for all that
John Q was his father's son, and one of our best diplomats
2013-01-14 03:41:03 PM  
3 votes:
Richard Nixon liked his scotch
Filled his glass with peat and smoke

Dubya never touched the stuff
He preferred a line of coke

Jimmy Carter had big teeth
Drowned them in his brother's beer

Barack Obama loves the salt
Drinks down all John Boehner's tears

Mmmmmmm.....mmmm mmm mm m mmmmmm mmmmmmmmmm
2013-01-14 02:34:05 PM  
3 votes:
George W. Bush: Diet cola with a slice of lemon

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?
2013-01-14 04:00:38 PM  
2 votes:
26. Theodore Roosevelt: Ward 8
Politically-charged concoction, brought to D.C. by "Big Stick" Republicans from New York.



Ok, for starters, TR didn't drink, which I was honestly disappointed about when I read his biography. Secondly, the Ward 8 was invented in Boston at a (former) bar called Locke-Ober. Hell, the damn drink is supposed to be garnished with a mini Mass state flag
2013-01-14 03:48:51 PM  
2 votes:
Ronald Reagan just said "no"
Unless it was a chilled Moet

Taft would drink his weight in beer
A keg of nut brown ale a day

Hoover had to break the law
Buying bootleg bathtub gin

Clinton had more yuppie tastes
Sipping sparkling flutes of zin.

mmmmmm.....mmm.m..mm..m.m.mmmmm.mmmmmmmmm........
2013-01-14 03:44:17 PM  
2 votes:

GAT_00: George W. Bush: Diet cola with a slice of lemon

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?


Well, they're anonymous, so... no.
2013-01-14 03:33:40 PM  
2 votes:
Somewhat related - currently enjoying a case of Yards Ales of the Revolution.

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Includes Washington's recipe for porter, Jefferson's for ale, and Ben Franklin's spruce ale. Each delicious in their own way, though the spruce is the most exotic. Tastes like a pine tree, but in a good way.
2013-01-14 03:31:13 PM  
2 votes:

FlashHarry: 34. Dwight D. Eisenhower: Johnny Walker Black Label on the rocks.
grrr. and it's johnnie walker, not johnny. who's writing this shiat?


Bigger Grrr. And Seagrams 7 is not Canadian. Who the hell, indeed?
2013-01-14 03:28:57 PM  
2 votes:

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.
2013-01-14 03:05:55 PM  
2 votes:
34. Dwight D. Eisenhower: Johnny Walker Black Label on the rocks.
grrr. and it's johnnie walker, not johnny. who's writing this shiat?
2013-01-14 03:04:23 PM  
2 votes:
38. Gerald R. Ford: Glenfiddich Whiskey over ice
it's whisky, not whiskey!
2013-01-14 07:56:59 PM  
1 votes:

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 06:47:25 PM  
1 votes:
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 06:39:10 PM  
1 votes:

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 06:22:47 PM  
1 votes:

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 06:03:23 PM  
1 votes:
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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 04:25:04 PM  
1 votes:

gingerjet: FlashHarry: 38. Gerald R. Ford: Glenfiddich Whiskey over ice
it's whisky, not whiskey!

The NYT style guide disagrees with you:

whiskey(s). The general term covers bourbon, rye, Scotch and other liquors distilled from a mash of grain. For consistency, use this spelling even for liquors (typically Scotch) labeled whisky.

/"whiskey" is used everywhere except for Canada and Scotland


Glenfiddich is from Scotland, so 'whisky' is appropriate here.
2013-01-14 04:19:34 PM  
1 votes:

gingerjet: FlashHarry: 38. Gerald R. Ford: Glenfiddich Whiskey over ice
it's whisky, not whiskey!

The NYT style guide disagrees with you:

whiskey(s). The general term covers bourbon, rye, Scotch and other liquors distilled from a mash of grain. For consistency, use this spelling even for liquors (typically Scotch) labeled whisky.

/"whiskey" is used everywhere except for Canada and Scotland


Do some research first will you.
http://www.masterofmalt.com/whisky-or-whiskey/ "The spelling of whisky, or whiskey, differs geographically. As a rule, American and Irish prefer 'whiskey' and the Scots, Canadians and the rest of the world's single malt makers prefer 'whisky'.  "
2013-01-14 04:15:59 PM  
1 votes:
Lyndon Johnson's favorite way to relax was to down a fifth of Cutty Sark, wash it down with a 6-pack of pearl beer, and drive around at 120+ mph in a Lincoln Continental with a 460 4--barrel and dual exhausts, which would top out north of 140 mph.

Press covered it up, as usual.
2013-01-14 04:15:21 PM  
1 votes:
i.imgur.com

Hmm..
Well, if it's good enough for Stringer Bell, I'm going to have to go with it.
2013-01-14 04:11:53 PM  
1 votes:
33. Harry S. Truman: Maker's Mark and soda

He must have used Fartbongo's time machine for this one, Maker's wasn't even sold until the late 50s.
2013-01-14 04:07:53 PM  
1 votes:

ten foiled hats: So which one had the 26 reds and the wine? Oh, wait...


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
2013-01-14 04:01:48 PM  
1 votes:

GAT_00: George W. Bush: Diet cola with a slice of lemon

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
2013-01-14 04:01:24 PM  
1 votes:

thurstonxhowell: Jimmy Carter: Alcohol-Free Sparkling Wine

History's greatest monster.


he also decriminalized home brewing.
2013-01-14 03:55:25 PM  
1 votes:

notmtwain: 24. Grover Cleveland: Sazarac Cocktail A New Orleans sensation, which swept the nation in the 1880's.

Hmm, I keep hearing about these Sazaracs.   [www.neworleansonline.com image 150x233] I'll have to give them a try.


No wonder Grover was always trippin balls, the original Sazeracs had absinthe in them.

/green fairies
2013-01-14 03:49:52 PM  
1 votes:

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

Actually, now that I think about it, somebody should write that song. 88 Lines about 44 Presidents

Washington would not be king, all he wanted was his pride
Adams was a feisty punk, who never found peace til he died

Jefferson was quite the Frenchman, down to banging all the maids
Madison wrote the Constitution, and smacked the British for their raids

James Monroe bought Florida, and thank you so much for all that
John Q was his father's son, and one of our best diplomats



Came here for the 88 Lines about 44 Women reference; leaving satisfied.
2013-01-14 03:47:04 PM  
1 votes:

FlashHarry: 38. Gerald R. Ford: Glenfiddich Whiskey over ice
it's whisky, not whiskey!


The NYT style guide disagrees with you:

whiskey(s). The general term covers bourbon, rye, Scotch and other liquors distilled from a mash of grain. For consistency, use this spelling even for liquors (typically Scotch) labeled whisky.

/"whiskey" is used everywhere except for Canada and Scotland
2013-01-14 03:44:10 PM  
1 votes:

Karac: 43. George W. Bush: Diet cola with a slice of lemon

Who the hell puts lemon slices in diet cola? I realize he's a recovering alcoholic, but that's just weird.


a shiatload of people?
2013-01-14 03:43:19 PM  
1 votes:
Wait...why does Cleveland get two?? He should have to put his drink down and finish it when he gets back in office!
2013-01-14 03:40:26 PM  
1 votes:
43. George W. Bush: Diet cola with a slice of lemon

Who the hell puts lemon slices in diet cola? I realize he's a recovering alcoholic, but that's just weird.
2013-01-14 03:39:38 PM  
1 votes:

Uranus Is Huge!: Q: Which of these is John Boehner's favorite?

A: Yes!


John Boehner prefers whine.
2013-01-14 03:37:38 PM  
1 votes:
24. Grover Cleveland: Sazarac Cocktail A New Orleans sensation, which swept the nation in the 1880's.

Hmm, I keep hearing about these Sazaracs.   www.neworleansonline.com I'll have to give them a try.
2013-01-14 03:35:33 PM  
1 votes:

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.
2013-01-14 03:34:17 PM  
1 votes:
ok, this is fng creepy:


42. William J. Clinton: Tanquerary Gin and Tonic
35. John F. Kennedy: Beefeater Martini, served up with olives
38. Gerald R. Ford: Glenfiddich Whiskey over ice


That's basically all I drink, if it's not beer, and those are all in my top five list of Presidents.

If FDR drank Hendricks and cucumbers I would run the hell out of here.
2013-01-14 03:29:32 PM  
1 votes:
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2013-01-14 03:17:19 PM  
1 votes:
Well Georgie had a house in Crawford,
Lived on brown rice and cocaine
2013-01-14 03:06:25 PM  
1 votes:

GAT_00: George W. Bush: Diet cola with a slice of lemon

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.


Well, it's not even accurate to his post-drinking days. Bush drank Buckler non-alcoholic beer.
2013-01-14 02:46:45 PM  
1 votes:
William J. Clinton: Tanquerary Gin and Tonic

Everyone says he was the first black President.
2013-01-14 02:13:51 PM  
1 votes:
Go drinking with past presidents at the Willard

I thought he didn't drink and he didn't win.
 
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