An alcoholic drink is a drink that contains ethanol, a type of alcohol produced by fermentation of grains, fruits, or other sources of sugar. The consumption of alcohol plays an important social role in many cultures. Most countries have laws regulating the production, sale, and consumption of alcoholic beverages.

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The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober
This Naked Mind: Control Alcohol: Find Freedom, Discover Happiness & Change Your Life
Blackout: Remembering the Things I Drank to Forget
Alcohol Explained
Wine Girl: The Obstacles, Humiliations, and Triumphs of America's Youngest Sommelier
Girl Walks Out of a Bar: A Memoir
We Are the Luckiest: The Surprising Magic of a Sober Life
Sober Curious: The Blissful Sleep, Greater Focus, Limitless Presence, and Deep Connection Awaiting Us All on the Other Side of Alcohol
Between Breaths: A Memoir of Panic and Addiction
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The Recovering: Intoxication and Its Aftermath
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Cocktail Codex: Fundamentals, Formulas, Evolutions
All About Mia
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Drinking: A Love Story
The Glass Castle
Blackout: Remembering the Things I Drank to Forget
The Drunken Botanist: The Plants That Create the World's Great Drinks
Proof: The Science of Booze
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Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition
This Naked Mind: Control Alcohol: Find Freedom, Discover Happiness & Change Your Life
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G.K. Chesterton
Drink because you are happy, but never because you are miserable.
G.K. Chesterton, Heretics

Mikhail Bulgakov
Is that vodka?" Margarita asked weakly. The cat jumped up in his seat with indignation. "I beg pardon, my queen," he rasped, "Would I ever allow myself to offer vodka to a lady? This is pure alcohol!
Mikhail Bulgakov, The Master and Margarita

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