We all love that 3 day weekend in February for President’s Day. In honor of our esteemed leaders, here are a few Presidential wine and cider facts.
- George Washington won his election into the House of Burgesses in 1758 after bringing 144 gallons of hard cider to voters.
- John Quincy Adams boasted of drinking a tankard of cider every morning… what a way to start the day.
- There many reasons for the debt Thomas Jefferson had inquired throughout his life. Spending large amounts of money on wine contributed.
“wine from long habit has become an indispensable for my health …”
- Pierce drank…a lot… and died of cirrhosis of the liver at age 65. When he did not get the Democratic nomination for re-election in 1856, he allegedly said, “What can an ex-president of the United States do except get drunk?”
- While studying at Oxford, Bill Clinton reportedly ordered a snakebite at a pub. Mix…
8 oz. hard cider
8 oz. lager beer
Optional – add a splash of blackberry cordial
- Lyndon Johnson was the first President to require American wines to be served at state dinners.
- Hard cider became part of the 1840 Presidential election, when candidate Martin Van Buren tried to tag his opponent, William Henry Harrison, as an old man sitting in a log cabin drinking hard cider. William Henry Harrison embraced his new title of the “Hard Cider Candidate” and was eventually elected President. Hard Cider rocks!
Now grab some wine or Jack’s Hard Cider and toast to our Presidential history.
Jack’s Hard Cider — Produced from Pennsylvania Apples. Pressed On-Site. Never from Concentrate.