Gin’s rich history and cultural impact has graced us with many memorable quotes. Here is a collection of my favorites, best enjoyed with an Upside Down Martini, in memory of Julia Child.
[My longevity is because of] .. red meat and gin. - Julia Child
A good heavy book holds you down. It’s an anchor that keeps you from getting up and having another gin and tonic. – Roy Blount Jr.
A perfect martini should be made by filling a glass with gin then waving it in the general direction of Italy. – Noel Coward
The proper union of gin and vermouth is a great and sudden glory; it is one of the happiest marriages on earth, and one of the shortest lived. – Bernard DeVoto
The only time I ever enjoyed ironing was the day I accidentally got gin in the steam iron. – Phyllis Diller
Zen martini: A martini with no vermouth at all. And no gin, either. – P.J. O’Rourke
I’ll stick with gin. Champagne is just ginger ale that knows somebody. - Alan Alda as Hawkeye in M*A*S*H, episode “Ceasefire”
And the sooner the tea’s out of the way, the sooner we can get out the gin, eh? - Henry Reed
[Gin has produced] … a drunken ungovernable set of people. – Thomas Wilson
Gin was mother’s milk to her. - George Bernard Shaw
Gin by pailfuls, wine in rivers, Dash the window-glass to shivers! For three wild lads were we, brave boys, And three wild lads were we; Thou on the land, and I on the sand, And Jack on the gallows-tree! - Sir Walter Scott
I exercise strong self control. I never drink anything stronger than gin before breakfast. – W.C. Fields
I don’t know what reception I’m at, but for God’s sake give me a gin and tonic. - Denis Thatcher
Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine. – Humphrey Bogart as Rick in Casablanca
If you have any other quotes about gin that you think we’re missing, please pass them along! Thanks!