FDR Couldn’t Mix Drinks and Other Presidential Tales

 

Thomas D. McAvoy/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images, via The Salt

Thomas D. McAvoy/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images, via The Salt

So says author Brian Abrams. In his new book, Party Like a President: True Tales of Inebriation, Lechery and Mischief from the Oval Office, Abrams chronicles the drinking habits and debauchery of former presidents.

Known as the president who repealed Prohibition, Franklin D. Roosevelt fancied himself the mixologist-in-chief, Abrams says, but many of his colleagues disagreed.

“A lot of his friends and colleagues said that he was an awful bartender,” Abrams told NPR’s David Greene on Morning Edition. “I think that he really had a fondness for the mixology culture that was born in the Prohibition years.”

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