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Bonus Episode for Premium Subscribers – We hinted at FDR’s martini drinking in the podcast. As a supplement to our podcast about the 1944 choice of Truman, a look at Franklin Roosevelt and the drinking habits of the Mixologist in Chief. Opinions differ on what a FDR martini is, though two things stand out – it’s weak and it’s different every time. Although some of his cocktail hours might have been pointless, they also served an important diplomatic purpose on occasion.