What Do Honest Abe, Plymouth Rock, and Mint Juleps Have in Common? — Drunk History

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It could be argued that the history of America is inexorably linked to the history of drinking. After all, legend has it that the real reason the pilgrims landed on Plymouth Rock was because they ran out of beer; they dropped anchor at first sight of land in order to, ahem, rectify the situation.

Flash forward a few years, and our nation's 16th president, Abraham Lincoln, used the country's affinity for alcohol to pay back the debt owed from the Civil War. The...

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