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.
Here are favorite alcoholic beverages of ten of our presidents:
George Washington was known for liking whiskey. In fact, he opened an expensive whiskey distillery in 1797, which became Mount Vernon’s most profitable ventures.
John Adams was a hard cider drinker.
Thomas Jefferson was connoisseur of wine.
James Monroe loved champagne.
5.John Quincy Adams
John Quincy Adams enjoyed Madeira wine, a drink that gets its flavor through a repeated heating process.