5 Presidential Cocktails

What they drank while in the White House
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5 Presidential Cocktails
Just in time for President’s Day, we’re searching into the depths of the White House kitchen.

In addition to the food post over on What’s Cookin’ (and an upcoming post to check out tomorrow on Snooth), we’ve sorted through everything published about the presidents’ drink orders to dig up their cocktails of choice, all in hopes of uncovering the mystery of just what our past presidents were sipping on while governing this country.

While some presidents are famous for their libation preferences, others have kept tight lips about any drinking that went on behind the large, white columned doors. This is a collection of the five most agreed upon favorite cocktails of presidents of yore, plus we’ve included just how to make each of them!

So give yourself your own presidential service this President’s Day and whip up one of these. Read on for the cocktails!

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5 Presidential Cocktails

Washington – Home-Brewed Beer

Ford – Gin and Tonic

FDR – Old Fashioned

Nixon – Rum and Coke

Clinton – Snakebite

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Snooth User: opinionatedalchemist
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Oh no – again The Spirit showed that this website is not contemporary! This Old Fashioned recipe is a relict from the dark age of mixology!

Contemporary [and classic] you don’t muddle any fruit – and you take a proper straight whiskey [preferred Straight Rye] – definitely not a Blended Whiskey! How bad can it become????

Feb 16, 2012 at 8:18 PM

Snooth User: bdf
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Don’t worry, they’re no better informed about Snakebite. Snakebite is a (pretty unappealing) combination of cider and lager. A stout and cider would be a Poor Man’s Black Velvet.

Feb 17, 2012 at 4:40 AM

Snooth User: whiskeydame
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If you were interested in Presidential cocktails, why not check out some First Lady cocktails? This post reminded me of this article: http://thewhiskeydame.wordpress.com…
Feb 21, 2012 at 11:03 PM