In an interview on “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” David Arquette talks about having his first drink at the age of four. And not, like, an adorable sip of wine that you then spit out as proof that your parents haven’t completely fucked you up; like, a full beer, as his father sat next to him. According to CNN, Arquette told Oprah that:
“I was down in the basement with my dad and beer was there and I just grabbed it and drank it. And I remember that. It’s one of my earliest memories.”
So, I wasn’t four when I had my first entire drink. I did sip a beer of my dad’s when I was a kid, then vowed to never drink beer again, then broke that vow about ten years later. But the first time I consumed an entire alcoholic beverage was around age 13, and it was a screwdriver. I don’t know if my friends and I made those because we got to say something that vaguely referenced sex, or because that was all we knew how to make, or because the only ingredients we could get our hands on were vodka and orange juice. Probably a combination of all three.
At any rate, what about you? When did you have your first alcoholic drink, and what was it?