There are so many instances of Teddy Roosevelt's badassitude. From his exploits in the American West, to San Juan Hill, to the arduous trek through the Amazon that nearly killed him (not to mention that his mother and his wife both died on the same day). But for me, the best Teddy Roosevelt badass story is when he was campaigning for a third term as President. On his way to the podium to deliver a speech, an assassin burst through the throng and shot him. The bullet went through his coat, his spectacles case, and the 50-page speech he had folded in his coat pocket, lodging in his chest. However, being a military man, he ascertained immediately that it hadn't penetrated his lung, so with unparalleled aplomb, he walked to the podium and spoke to the crowd for over an hour before relenting and going to the hospital. All I can say is, WOW! And here is the cocktail I've created in your honor, Mr. President...
TEDDY ROOSEVELT WAS A BADASS
1½ parts George Dickel Rye Whisky
1 part Ancho Reyes Ancho Chile Liqueur
½ part Drambuie
½ part St. Germain
dash of Bittermens Boston bitters
Stir over ice, then strain into a rocks glass.
Garnish with a lemon wheel and some massive testicles.
"Teddy Roosevelt Was A Badass"
Amazing! Arnold and Sly don't hold a candle to TR!