12 great quotes about cocktails

Wednesday is World Cocktail Day. You’ve been waiting all year for this date to finally have a drink, right?

Me neither.

Gin and tonic
A well-made gin and tonic is a refreshing summer drink for many people. (Photo: John P. Wise/WAVE3.com)

There’s something about being in isolation that makes me many of you want to have a drink, right? What’s that old expression? It’s 9 a.m. somewhere?

First we complain that we need a drink to take the edge off a stressful day in the office. These days, though, who doesn’t want to slug a cocktail to alleviate the pain of missing your day-to-day work squad?

>> Why is a cocktail called a cocktail?

Wherever you are on this day and whatever you’re thinking about pouring after your work day is done — cough, wink — take a quick look at some of the best quotes about cocktails we could scrounge up by Googling articles that more dedicated writers worked far harder than we did to research.

“We were not a hugging people. In terms of emotional comfort, it was our belief that no amount of physical contact could match the healing powers of a well-made cocktail.” — David Sedaris

“Here’s to alcohol, the rose-colored glasses of life.” — F. Scott Fitzgerald

“Writer’s block is a fancy term made up by whiners so they can have an excuse to drink alcohol.” — Steve Martin

“Alcohol may be man’s worst enemy, but the Bible says love your enemy.” –Frank Sinatra

“When I read about the evils of drinking, I gave up reading.” — Henny Youngman

“I drink too much. The last time I gave a urine sample it had an olive in it.” — Rodney Dangerfield

“I drink to make other people more interesting.” — Ernest Hemingway

“Oh, you hate your job? Why didn’t you say so? There’s a support group for that. It’s called EVERYBODY, and they meet at the bar.” — Drew Carey

“Do not allow children to mix drinks. It is unseemly and they use too much vermouth.” — Steve Allen

“Work is the curse of the drinking class.” — Oscar Wilde

“Meet me down in the bar! We’ll drink breakfast together.” — W. C. Fields

“One tequila, two tequila, three tequila, floor.” — George Carlin

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