Spirited Quotes

From Chanticleer Society

...a work in progress...

There is sometimes a need for a good cocktail related quote, and you can spend far too much time searching for just the right one. Perhaps if we build up a page to allow us to add those gems when we find them it will be useful to all.

Preferably this set of quotes will focus on the type that we might find particularly useful and/or interesting. Quotes from our peers would be great, the commonly heard quotes from celebrities and historical figures, perhaps less so.

We may need to figure out a good way to organize them once the list gets long, but for now perhaps just a free-for-all pattern will work.

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

“The hard part about being a bartender is figuring out who is drunk and who is just stupid.”
by: Richard Braunstein

“In wine there is wisdom, in beer there is Freedom, in water there is bacteria.”
by: Benjamin Franklin

“Drinking just to get drunk, is like having sex just to get pregnant.”
by: Robert Hess

“Shaking a Manhattan, is like serving your guests instant coffee.”
by: Robert Hess

“If you can’t make a great cocktail with three ingredients, you can’t make a great cocktail with twelve ingredients.”
by: Robert Hess

“It’s like we’ve gone back to a hundred years ago, when every city had at least one saloon that knew how to properly mix drinks.”
by: David Wondrich

“There are so many people who do stuff that's just a joke, and it's unfortunate that a lot of them trace that lineage to my bars.”
by: Sasha Petraske

“Cocktail bartenders should drink cocktails. If you prefer a beer, you are a hypocrite and are morally wrong. You probably make bad cocktails too. It's like being an acupuncturist and going to see a western doctor when you get sick.”
by: Sasha Petraske