Drink In House Of Cards Season 4 With These Presidential Cocktails

04 March, 2016

President Frank Underwood is back. Season 4 of House of Cards kicks off today on Netflix so we put together some favorite drinks of past presidents as well as "Underwood" cocktails to get you in the mood for your "okay, one more episode" binge watching.


The Frank Underwood


Frank, as a southern gentleman, is a big fan of Bourbon – so here's a bourbon sour with a twist. And who could forget the peach(oid)!

2 oz. Bourbon
1 large egg white
¾ oz. fresh lemon juice
¾ oz. simple syrup
1 dash Angostura bitters
Dribble of Grenadine (for that blood thirsty look)
Peach wedge (for garnish)

Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice. Add egg white, bourbon, lemon juice and simple syrup and shake vigorously for 10-15 seconds (until it the mixture gets frothy) Pour into a cocktail glass and top with the dash of Angostura bitters. Dribble a Grenadine floater on top and watch as the red liquid mixes with the bourbon, like blood, garnish with a peach wedge. Feel like the most powerful man in the world.


The Claire Underwood


2 oz. Gin
1 oz. Lemon Juice
2 tsp. of sugar
Champagne, sparkling wine or Prosecco
Garnish, long thin lemon spiral and/or cocktail cherry

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice add and shake gin, lemon juice and sugar until well chilled. Strain into a champagne flute and garnish with the lemon spiral and cherry. Sneak a cigarette. Run 30 miles in the dark. Enjoy.


Past Presidental Favorites

Bill Clinton - Snakebite


Good ol' Bill Jeff, loved to mix it up!


Ronald Regan, Nixon, Herbert Hoover - Wine


Regan was particular to West Coast wines. If you're a tricky Dick fan, keep the nice wine for yourself and serve the cheap stuff to your guests. Hoover apparently poured an excellent wine collection down the drain when Prohibition hit - such a dark time.


LBJ, Zachary Taylor, Andrew Jackson & Van Buren - Whiskey


But if you're going to do it just like LBJ, the big Texan, you'll need to drink from a plastic cup. Van Buren liked the Whiskey so much he earned the nickname "Blue Whiskey Van." Andrew Jackson not only drank it, but sold it.

JFK - Bloody Mary's, Daiquiri's or Heineken


JFK got a little flack for his love of Heineken, being an import, but a guy likes what a guy likes right. Depending on your binge watching habits, you might start with the later and roll into the Bloody Mary by the final episode!


FDR - Gin Martini


It was well known that FDR loved cocktails, but his go-to favorite was a good dry Gin Martini


Taft, Grant, John Tyler, James Madison & James Monroe - Champagne


The good old toast of the celebration drinks!


Theodore Rosevelt - Mint Julep


Made with mint from the White House Garden


Current President Favorite

Barack Obama - is a good old fashioned beer fan


If you're a special guest at the White House he may even share a pint or two of the home brewed White House Honey Ale made with honey gathered at the White House.