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U.S. Presidents and their favorite drinks

U.S. Presidents and their favorite drinks
Posted at 6:33 PM, Nov 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-19 21:46:46-05
If you could go out for drinks with any president of your choice, what would you order?
Mark Will-Weber, author of Mint Juleps with Teddy Roosevelt: The Complete History of Presidential Drinking, recently sat down with Business Insider to discuss each Commander In Chief's favorite drink.
Here are a few key findings from the interview:
-Franklin Pierce was apparently the heaviest drinker in the White House. He died of liver cirrhosis at age 64. Conversely Abraham Lincoln drank the least.
-Richard Nixon enjoyed expensive bottles of Château Lafite Rothschild, though he would often serve cheaper wine to his guests
-John F. Kennedy's favorite drink was a Bloody Mary
-Ronald Reagan enjoyed Orange Blossom Specials (orange juice, vodka, and sweet vermouth)
-In spite of his "Frat Boy" reputation, George Bush never drank while in the Oval Office.
-Bill Clinton's favorite drink was a Snakebite (hard cider mixed with beer) while he was in college.
-Under Barack Obama, the White House brewed its own honey ale with beehives on the South Lawn. You can find the recipe here.