How to Drink Like a President

We’re celebrating Repeal Day with six presidential cocktail recipes. Who’s got a 12-gallon punch bowl?
Photo: Courtesy "Mint Juleps with Teddy Roosevelt: The Complete History of Presidential Drinking"

Four score and one year ago, Congress repealed the 18th Amendment: Prohibition. After 13 dry years, intoxicating liquors were once again legal for production, sale, and distribution almost everywhere (10 states lagged, including Mississippi, which held out until 1966). It was never illegal to consume, but access is everything. Celebrations began as soon as the repeal was announced. 

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