President’s Day is a day to remember all that this country’s leaders accomplished. But here at FWx it’s also an opportunity to remember something else. Just because someone was the leader of the free world doesn’t mean he couldn’t enjoy a nice cocktail or glass of wine. Here are five drinking stories worthy of the highest office in the land.
1. Grover Cleveland loved beer. A lot.
William Howard Taft might have been so fat he needed a specially built bathtub (which he may or may not have gotten stuck in) but Grover Cleveland was picked by Fitness magazine as the least healthy president of all time and a significant factor in that ranking was Taft’s love of beer. One story goes that during his campaign for Erie County District Attorney he and his opponent made a pact to drink only four glasses of beer a day. But they quickly gave that up when they decided it was too limiting.