Food & Drink

13 Drinking Quotes from TV’s Most Badass Women

Our favorite TV heroines can do just about anything, including drink every male co-star under the table. Whether it’s Olivia Pope downing a bottle of wine after a long day of fixing her male clients’ screw ups, or Karen Walker dispensing snark with fresh a Martini, or even Carrie Bradshaw inspiring an entire generation of drinkers with her love of Cosmos, we worship these hard-drinking, wise-cracking ladies of TV.

Peggy Olson of Mad Men

“Am I the only one who can work and drink at the same time?”

Alicia Florrick of The Good Wife

“I swear, if you start clocking my alcohol intake, I will start taking shots.”

Linda Belcher of Bob’s Burgers

"I was gonna punch you, but I’m holding wine.”

Carrie Bradshaw of Sex in the City

“The truth was, vodka was my only ally.” – Carrie

Olivia Pope of Scandal

"I also brought wine, but this is for me. I'm drinking the whole bottle."

Lucille Bluth of Arrested Development

Lucille: “Get me a vodka rocks.”

Michael: “Mom, it's breakfast.”

Lucille: “And a piece of toast.”

Cookie Lyon of Empire

“Tell me why I shouldn't throw this drink in your b*tch-*ss face?”

Midge Maisel of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

“I once mixed tequila, absinthe and red wine. Came out pink. I'd never puked my favorite color before.”

Karen Walker of Will and Grace

“If you ever need someone to drink with, I’ll drink with you. If you ever need a shoulder to cry on, I’ll drink with you. I guess what I’m trying to say is: I love to drink!”

Jessica Jones of Jessica Jones

"Would you put day drinking under experience or special abilities?"

Dee Reynolds of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia

“We're drinking tequila out of sunscreen bottles.”

Tami Taylor of Friday Night Lights

“But I did get one little bit of satisfaction. Just being able to stand up to those good old boys. So I got that going for me. And wine.”

Liz Lemon of 30 Rock

On being picked up: “I already have a drink. Do you think he’d buy me mozzarella sticks?”