How to Drink Like Your Favorite Authors

Oscar Wilde

Drink: Absinthe. As he famously intoned, speaking of his time drinking at the Cafe Royal, “The first stage is like ordinary drinking, the second when you begin to see monstrous and cruel things, but if you can persevere you will enter in upon the
third stage where you see things that you want to see, wonderful curious things.”

Motto: “I have made an important discovery…that alcohol, taken in sufficient quantities, produces all the effects of intoxication.”