What the Founding Fathers Drank

In honor of President’s Day on February 18th, we are highlighting the drinks which our founding fathers were especially fond of. While the United States may have changed tremendously since those early days, given this fascinating list, it is evident that our drinking habits may not have changed very much (if at all) since then!


George Washington

George Washington was a fan of many liquors, in fact, his estate was once the United States’ largest whiskey producer. While those days have come and gone, whiskey has remained and good old George would definitely approve!


John Adams

One of John Adams’ favorite drinks was actually the fortified wine, Madeira! While Madeira is no longer usually drank by itself, it can be used in many delicious recipes including this aptly named one.


Sam Adams

Sam Adams, fondly remembered as “Sam the Publican”, was a rum drinker. Given rum’s steady popularity even today, it is fair to assume that he would have enjoyed today’s wide selection of rum varieties and flavors!


Benjamin Harrison

Benjamin Harrison had a special fondness for dry gin, which is ironic given his dislike of the British. Gin is currently enjoying a resurgence in popularity in the United States, something which Harrison would have definitely supported!


Courtesy of Thrillest.

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