President Franklin Delano Roosevelt drinks a glass of wine at a fundraising dinner in 1938. FDR fancied himself quite the skilled mixologist; many of his colleagues disagreed. Thomas D. McAvoy/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images hide caption

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'Party Like A President' Recalls Mixology, Mischief Inside Oval Office

In his new book, author Brian Abrams chronicles the drinking habits and debauchery of former presidents.

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