Friday, June 02, 2006

suggestion for the weekend

In 1835, John Quincy Adams attended a party and thoroughly enjoyed the lemonade served. He liked it so much that he recorded the recipe in his diary.

Add to one gallon of water:

a bottle of Jamaican rum
a bottle of cognac
a bottle of champagne
a pound of sugar

optional: a pint of lemon juice

Source: Paul Nagel, John Quincy Adams: A Public Life, A Private Life , page 351

7 comments:

harriet said...

Point the first: Sign me up for some of that lemonade.

Point the second: Judy Garland? Purple People Eater? I am so looking for that on iTunes.

Point the third: I just left you what may be a very incoherent message on your answering machine. I'm sure you'll forgive me when I explain that I spent the afternoon at a party with 25 children under the age of 5. We adults could have used some of the aforementioned lemonade.

Bartleby said...

Too complicated a recipe for me. How about: Locate a cold bottle of Yuengling's beer. Open the bottle, and apply the newly-opened end to the lips. Swallow occasionally.

Cheers!

Jason266 said...

If only all the sons of presidents who ended up president drank like this, we'd be having plenty of fun right now!

torporific said...

Jason,he did 20 years ago.

Matt Brown said...

If think that if I were to drink this concoction on a Friday night, that would be the only thing I would do all weekend... cuz I'd be passed out.

Jason266 said...

Yes Torpor, but he stopped, which makes him no fun.

Remember everybody, AA is for quitters...and you don't want to be a quitter...

tommyspoon said...

This sounds like my recipe for the cast party punch at Kenyon...