John F. Kennedy




JFK, Jack

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35th President of the United States, Representative and Senator from Massachusetts

John F. Kennedy's Biography

John F. Kennedy (better known by his initials, JFK), was the 35th President of the United States and an icon of the 1960s. Though he only served for three years until his assassination in November 1963, he oversaw some of the most turbulent years in modern US history (most notably the Cuban Missile Crisis), and his legacy propelled Americans to the surface of the moon.

Kennedy came from an extraordinarily wealthy and influential family, and many of his immediate and distant family members were (and continue to be) successful politicians, socialites, and captains of industry. JFK was remarkable in his own right, holding the distinction of being the youngest US President, and also the only one to have won a Pulitzer Prize.

In November 1963, John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas by Lee Harvey Oswald (who was himself killed just two days later). His assassination left a lasting mark on the country, not least being the persistent belief that it was the result of any number of conspiracies.

In terms of booze, JFK seems to have been a Daiquiri man. He liked the classic ones, made with rum, lime juice, and simple syrup, not the frozen menageries of unrelated fruit flavors that come out of slushy machine. It’s likely that he enjoyed all kinds of cocktails and other libations throughout his life, given his upper-class upbringing and country-club summers on Cape Cod.

What John F. Kennedy Drinks


White Rum, Lime Juice, Simple Syrup

A classic and wonderfully simple cocktail consisting of white rum, lime juice, and sugar.

“And so, my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you—ask what you can do for your country.”

-John F. Kennedy