Ron doesn’t hide his love of a dram. Especially when it’s served next to a thick porterhouse or ribeye from any number of his favorite restaurants. The drink is secondary, to be sure, but that doesn’t make it less important.
He’s not a picky man, not with his drink. He’ll remember a good scotch – like that Lagavulin 16 year old he had with his medium rare ribeye back on February 14, 1996 – memorialized for all time in his Mulligan’s Steakhouse book. But Mulligan’s, that’s more about the meal than the beverage.
When he’s drinking (and especially when eating), don’t interrupt him. He’s a solitary man who can’t be trifled with minor distractions like conversation. Or strippers. So perhaps it’d be more accurate to say that you don’t have a drink with Ron Swanson, you have a drink near him.
And for an extra culinary treat and your viewing pleasure, see this video for all things related to Ron and food. Well, not all kinds of food, and certainly not salads. Mostly just free breakfast buffets, bacon-wrapped shrimp, Meat Tornadoes, a “Swanson,” and all your bacon and eggs. That’s right, bacon’s listed twice.