The thing about one drink — a glass of liquor we’re talking
about, hopefully a stiff pour — is that it doesn’t involve enough
alcohol to make anything stop working. Your eyesight, your natural
grace, your moral compass — they’re all left intact. Because one
drink doesn’t compromise anything. It enhances. You have one drink
and your world becomes slightly better. The bar is a slightly
better bar. Your dog is a slightly better dog. Your work is
slightly more brilliant. And for that, you pay no price.