Sensing that guests need a distraction—and perhaps a stiff drink—during the 2016 election season, W Hotels in late October has launched “All The President’s Cocktails.” The spirited coloring book for adults celebrates past presidential drinking habits with 12 pages of former presidents and their favorite cocktails.
Each page includes an illustration by artist Lindsay Mound to color and a cocktail recipe to mix. The drawings in “All The President’s Cocktails” feature past leaders of the U.S. in unexpected settings, with corresponding tales of their drinking habits of yore.
For instance, George Washington is drawn as a hipster in a modern-day, small-batch distillery, and enjoying a Whiskey Old Fashioned, while John Adams is socializing at a fancy bar with Madeira Port Sangria and Thomas Jefferson is depicted brunching on the Potomac with a Wine Spritzer.
Andrew Jackson (looking bitter about being replaced on the $20 bill) has a Whiskey Sour; Abraham Lincoln (also known as “Sober Abe”) opts for a Cucumber Stiletto Mocktail at the spa; Teddy Roosevelt sits with a teddy bear enjoying a horse race and a Mint Julep; Franklin D. Roosevelt shakes a Gin Martini behind a bar (with his sleeves rolled up, revealing tattoos); and John F. Kennedy lounges on a sailboat with a Daiquiri.
This cocktail coloring activity comes at a price: “All The President’s Cocktails” is available exclusively to guests who booked the EWOW Suite, the brand’s take on the Presidential Suite. It’s offered at all of the 24 W Hotels throughout the U.S. from Oct. 28th until Election Day Nov. 8.