Cheersleader: 16 drinking toasts that don’t totally suck

Rise to the special occasion by prefacing the first sip with one of these delightful toasts.

Whether christening a big promotion, throwing a bachelorette party, or celebrating the beauty in just “being” on any given evening, your choice of words, cocktails, and company have a major say in setting the tone for the evening ahead.

Because chasing an abrupt “Cheers!” and clinking of shot glasses with cheap vodka is the soundtrack for blackouts and questionable decisions, the next time you find yourself out and about in some city that never sleeps, rise to the special occasion by prefacing the first sip in scholarly style with an apropos toast, raising glasses and spirits to an evening of booze-addled inevitabilities.


“Here’s to nights we’ll never remember with friends we’ll never forget.”


“Life is a waste of time. Time is a waste of life. So why not get wasted and have the time of our life?”


“Here’s to the guys who love us,

The losers who lost us,

And the lucky bastards that get to meet us.”


“May you never lie, steal, cheat or drink.

But if you must lie, lie in each other’s arms.

If you must steal, steal kisses.

If you must cheat, cheat death.

And if you must drink, drink with us, your friends.”


“May we get what we want,

But never what we deserve.”


“Here’s to living single, seeing double and drinking triple.”


“May all of your joys be pure,

And may all of your pain be champagne.”


“Here’s to living each day as if it’s the last,

And each night as if it’s the first”


“To new beginnings and happy endings,

May life bestow upon us the best of both.”


“Here’s to a long life and a happy one,

A quick death and an easy one,

A good girl and an honest one,

A cold pint and another one.”


“I like big ships and I like small ships,

But the best ships of all are friendships.”


“To the fall of the Roman Empire,

May ours be just as memorable.”


“Here’s to the nights that turn into mornings,

the friends that turn into family,

the likes that turn into love,

the dreams that turn into reality.”


“Here’s to the late-great artistic genius, Pablo Picasso.

His last words were ‘Drink to me.’

Who am I to question genius?”


“To our sons and daughters,

May they have beautiful mothers and rich fathers.”


“To the one kind word that can change anyone’s day,



Because having a short yet sweet toast prepared is the perfect way to save yourself from a cinematically awkward situation such as this…