Kennedy's Air Force One crew fed dogs martinis
Well, it was really just the one dog, and it was his brother Bobby's hyperactive black lab. The flight staff was concerned the eager pup would trample important documents and/or interrupt JFK's plays for the lady attendants, so they gave the little guy a martini. He soon drifted off to sleep, dreaming of cocktails garnished with Milk-Bones.
Nixon nearly burned the White House down with Chinese liquor
When Tricky Dick made his famous trip to China, he was introduced to maotai, some potent local booze that typically runs about 110 proof. To demonstrate how loaded the stuff was, Chinese Premier Chou En-lai struck a match over a cup of the liquor to prove it could catch fire. And according to Dr. Henry Kissinger, Nixon recreated this demo for his daughter upon his return... with less success. The saucer containing the maotai broke, lighting the entire table on fire and nearly causing a full-on case of arson.
Ronald Reagan refused to be Errol Flynn's drinking buddy
Back in his Hollywood days, Reagan made a movie called Desperate Journey with Errol Flynn. Flynn would frequently invite the cast back to his dressing room for some bourbon, only Ronnie wasn't much of a drinker. So he tried to pour out the booze when no one was looking, but Flynn allegedly caught him, and told him to "go f**ck himself". We're guessing he didn't get a White House Christmas card.