Three-day weekends never get old. Whether you’ve planned a quick getaway, are laying low at home or are back chained to your desk this Presidents Day, it’s an opportunity to relax and catch up, and drink some presidential cider. To honor this particular three-day weekend which celebrates our nation’s founding fathers and commanders-in-chief, raise a glass of something they were drinking a lot of back then: cider.
What Would John Adams Drink
Lookout Farm Brewing & Co Farmhouse Blend
Our second president had a fondness for cider that rivaled any self-professed cider lover’s. Adams would supposedly drink a tankard — roughly two pints — of cider every morning. In his honor, grab yourself a six-pack of Lookout Farm’s Farmhouse Blend for this Massachusetts man at heart. This actual farm itself was alive well before the birth of the nation and the second president. This cider is golden in color and utilizes and is finished with a touch of the farm’s own raw honey giving it a nice sweet taste.
What Would George Washington Drink
Bold Rock Hard Cider Virginia Draft
To celebrate his win Washington bought cider for the electoral college. So to honor this third generation Virginian, raise a glass of Bold Rock Hard Cider’s Virginia Draft. It’s a simple cider but that just means it’s perfect for any time or place. Grill a nice steak if it isn’t too cold where you are or dust off the crockpot for some chili to enjoy the cider with.
What Would William Henry Harrison Drink
New Day Craft Johnny Chapman
To present himself as a sort of “everyman” Harrison became the “hard cider and log cabin” candidate. Before that, he was the U.S. representative for the Northwestern territories and then Governor of what is now Indiana. Pour yourself a pint of Indiana’s New Day Craft Johnny Chapman — otherwise known as Johnny Appleseed — cider. Sweetened with sorghum it has notes of caramel and malt making it ideal to pair with a spicy or other savory dishes.
What Would Thomas Jefferson Drink
Castle Hill Cider 1764 Port
Jefferson was a well-known aficionado of hard cider. He planted over 1,000 apple trees in the South Orchard of Monticello in Virginia. Located just outside of Charlottesville, the land that hosts Castle Hill Cider once also hosted presidents and other esteemed guests. Built in 1764 it was originally home to Col. Thomas Walker, a mentor and guardian to Thomas Jefferson. Steeped in history, there is no better cider than their 1764 Port to honor Jefferson’s affection for the drink with. It’s a warm, chocolatey drink with a hint of vanilla (though all apple with Black Twig and Albemarle Pippins, and fortified with Gold Rush eau de vie) making it taste more dessert than a beverage.