|A famous tea party: Alice with the March Hare, the Dormouse, and the Mad Hatter. (Wikipedia)|
In Disney's 1951 version, they drink tea -- lots of tea!
|Alice is also well remembered for finding a tiny bottle labeled|
"DRINK ME" -- and drinking it! (Wikipedia)
From Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland: how Alice drank from the little bottle:
It was all very well to say “Drink me,” but the wise little Alice was not going to do that in a hurry. “No, I’ll look first,” she said, “and see whether it’s marked ‘poison’ or not”; for she had read several nice little histories about children who had got burnt, and eaten up by wild beasts and other unpleasant things, all because they would not remember the simple rules their friends had taught them: such as, that a red-hot poker will burn you if you hold it too long; and that if you cut your finger very deeply with a knife, it usually bleeds; and she had never forgotten that, if you drink much from a bottle marked “poison,” it is almost certain to disagree with you, sooner or later.
However, this bottle was not marked “poison,” so Alice ventured to taste it, and finding it very nice, (it had, in fact, a sort of mixed flavour of cherry-tart, custard, pine-apple, roast turkey, toffee, and hot buttered toast,) she very soon finished it off....
“What a curious feeling!” said Alice; “I must be shutting up like a telescope.”
And so it was indeed: she was now only ten inches high, and her face brightened up at the thought that she was now the right size for going through the little door into that lovely garden. (source)
Grace Slick's song White Rabbit had quite a different view of Alice's adventures, but that's for another day. (Originally I said Janis Joplin, but that was wrong.) Meanwhile, I'm sharing this unusual drink post with Elizabeth's Altered Book Lover Tuesday event centered on drinks of all kinds.
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