There is a cartoon, hanging in the Getz, with many of our past President's lookin rather short ...Hmmmmmm can't think of a better word to descirbe it...with the exception of Abraham Lincoln...but the rest of em look like they have been smashed ... Erica (my daughter) says it's a political cartoon...I still say they all look a little smashed The caption (above the cartoon) : What's Your Pleasure, Mr. President?
Nixon His preference Scotch
Garfield I wouldn't say no to a glass of Champagne Rhine wine or lager
Grant Generaly speaking I like whiskey
McKinley Don't mind if I do
Cleveland A little Champaigne would suit the season
Madison Wine if you have it, if not, I'll settle for punch
Polk I don't drink
Taft Half a glass of Champagne punch, so long as there's plenty of lemon juice, sugar and club soda in it for digestion
Taylor What's everybody else having?
Lincoln A drop of Champagne please, just to be civil
Washington Maderia, Claret, Port or Chanpagne. I'm not fussy
Teddy Roosevelt Cherry please
Tyler A Mint Julep, please. Crush a few sprigs of mint with a spoon in a clean glass or silver cup. Rub the mint over the inside of the glass, then throw away. Fill the glass with finely cracked ice. Slowly pour in a measure of bourbon. Then add about two tablespoons of water in which a lump of sugar has been disolved. Do not stir for decoration set a few sprigs of fresh mint in the mouth of glass
Truman Bourbon and branch
Filmore I never touch the stuff
Franklin Roosevelt I'll have an old fashioned, and down the Volstead Act. Muddle a lump of sugar, a dash of angostura bitters, and a splash of club soda in a old fashioned glass. Add a ice cube, a slice of orange, a couple of cherries, a twist of a lemon peel, a piece of pineapple, and about two ounces of whiskey. Top it off with a spash of club soda
Jefferson The best wine you may have in your cellar, sir
Arthur Wine Gentleman, but may I see the label
Wilson maybe a scotch and soda, but let's keep it out of the press
Jackson Well at my inaugural we had orange punch. The closest thing to it in this day, I suppose, would be to add the juice of 6 oranges to two pints of carbonated water, sweetened with sugar and put it in a punch bowl with 16 ounces of rum, two ounces of curacao, and a large piece of ice
JFK A daiquiri thank you. Take six parts white label rum, two parts lime juice, one part sugar syrup. Shake with shaved ice or beat in mixer
Adams My usual rum punch, please. Strain three cups of strong green tea over 1 and 1/2 pounds of white sugar until the sugar is dissolved. Add the juice of 6 lemons. The grated rind of three. One quart of Jamica rum and a quart of Brandy.
Lyndon Johnson A little Scotch in moderation
John Quincy Adams Sangaree, please. Simmer in water 8 cloves, a cinnamon stick, ten whole allspice, and some nutmeg for about twenty minutes. Strain and add 8 tablespoons of white sugar to the liquid. Cool: when ready to serve add four cups of a choice claret and pour over a block of ice in a punch bowl decorated with grapes and grape leaves.
Monroe Something with a punch to it. Take the juice of 12 oranges, a gallon of catawba wine, a quart of Jamacia rum and a sufficiency of sugar. Should be mixed a day ahead of time.
Andrew Johnson Tennessee Whiskey by choice
Harding I'll have a whiskey or wine. Up the Volstead Act, down the hatch
Hoover Did I hear a crash someplace?
Eisenhower To the best of my knowlegde I like Coke
Van Buren Cherry if you please
William Henry Harrison Hard Cider
Buchanan Champagne. But only if it's the best
Ford "Enjoys relaxing with a gin and tonic and a slice of lime"
Carter A little Bourbon-in his tea