All languages are heavily influenced by alcohol. Here are a few of the more common alcoholic expressions in English:
In many cultures it was the accepted practice that for a month after a wedding, the bride’s father would supply his son-in-law with all the mead he could drink. Mead is a honey beer and because the calendar is lunar based, this period was called the honey month, which we know today as the honeymoon.
In English pubs, ale is ordered by pints and quarts. So in old England, when customers got unruly, the bartender would yell at them ‘Mind your pints and quarts, and settle down.’ It’s where we get the phrase ‘mind your P’s and Q’s’
Many years ago in England, pub frequenters had a whistle baked into the rim, or handle, of their ceramic cups. When they needed a refill, they used the whistle to get some service. ‘Wet your whistle’ is the phrase inspired by this practice.