Happy president’s day! My wife asked me today – who is your favorite president? I didn’t have a good answer off the top of my head, and neither did she. It makes you realize that we probably are not the students of our own history that we should be. I could play the English card, but I have been living here since the late ’80s and I did take AP US History in high school.
We could go with the original GW, as in George Washington (nobody is going to seriously consider Bush Jr), but after reading “The History of Democracy” recently, I realized that he was pretty much just a figure head, a disaster of a president, and basically yearned for a form of monarchy to return. Hard to root for a guy that thinks he’s smarter than the rest of us.
Then there is Jefferson – he had a cool house as I recall and was quite the renaissance man. Wrote the declaration of independence – definite plus. However, he was also the ultimate hypocrite as he was unable to reconcile opposition to slavery with owning hundreds of them himself. He even had kids with one of them. I guess we need to move on to another.
We could make an argument for Harding – the original Warren G. Unfortunately, I think he was best known for his rap song hit “Regulate”… Bonus points if you have any more trivial on him!
So what do I think really? Lincoln, who freed the slaves? John Adams, who had an HBO series about him (that must count for something)? Nah. For me I am going to go with King Roosevelt II, more commonly known as FDR. Led us out the Great Depression and guided us through the most of WWII – his passion for his job accomplished much – and his unprecedented 4 terms proved it. So, feel free to argue, but that’s what I think.
Damn it – I almost forgot this was a drink blog! Tonight for my new book “The Kentucky Bourbon Cocktail Book” courtesy of my brother in law, is the Bourbonball.
- 1.5 ounces bourbon
- 1.5 ounces Tuaca
- 1.5 ounces crème de cacao
Shake over ice and strain into a chilled martini glass.
- Whoa – this is sweet. The orange and the chocolate flavors really take over the drink.
- After the initial shock, I would call this a complex sweet martini. The bourbon adds a dimension that vodka never could.
- After a couple of sips, its readily apparent that this should be a desert cocktail.
- Dave’s Rating: 6/10
- Strength: 6/10
- Sweetness: 9/10
- A great alternative desert cocktail, when a boring vodka martini won’t do!