Ol’ Blue Eyes (aka Mr. Francis Albert “Frank” Sinatra), knew a thing or two about living life to the fullest. “You only go around once,” he once famously said, “but if you play your cards right, once is enough.” Sinatra played many of his cards in bars across the country—drinking, gallivanting with the Rat Pack and generally holding court. They didn’t call him the Chairman of the Board for nothing.
Sinatra was such a beloved regular, in fact, that he even had his own chairs and barstools at some of his more frequented watering holes. If that doesn’t earn you an honorary Ph.D. in drinking, then we don’t know what does. Thankfully, Sinatra graciously shared a few nuggets of his expertise, both in quotes and song.
Here, how to drink, according Il Padrone, Frank Sinatra.
General Quotes on Drinking from Frank Sinatra
Sinatra was always ready with a brilliant one-liner. A few of those centered on everyone’s favorite topic: booze. Here are a few of our favorite quips.
- “I feel sorry for people that don't drink because when they wake up in the morning, that is the best they’re going to feel all day.”
- “Alcohol may be man's worst enemy, but the bible says love your enemy.”
- “Basically, I'm for anything that gets you through the night—be it prayer, tranquilizers or a bottle of Jack Daniel's.”