Barack Obama makes the best drinking companion.
He visited Ireland.
And drank Guinness.
Like a boss.
He embraced the ways of the French and drank wine with politician François Hollande (and ate a little cheese, shared a baguette - maybe even cycled the river wearing striped t-shirts... because that's what they do in France, right?)
The fact that even at his really important Presidential meetings at the White House, he still seems to make time for a drink or two...
Because Obama makes a happy drinking companion...
...who's really great at befriending people in bars.
He's not prejudiced. He'll happily drink beer with the girls...
...or toast Champagne with Her Majesty The Queen.
Obama has great photography skills to document your evening...
...as well as some pretty slick dance moves to whip out on the dancefloor/kitchen table (delete as appropriate).
Obama knows a good pint when he sees one.
Plus, he's great at skipping queues at the bar to get his round in.
He always looks the part.
Heck, he even makes sipping on a straw look good.
Beer, wine, whisky - even Tasmanian whisky according to one Ambassador - Obama likes to sample the delights of the drinks industry. He's even partial to a cocktail or two.
And, because he's such a great guy, he'll probably agree to make you look like the well-behaved, sober one (but just this once...) Thanks, Obama.