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->'''Lily:''' I need a drink.
->'''Olive:''' You're ''holding'' a drink.
->'''Lily:''' ''[dumps out drink]'' I need a ''stronger'' one.
-->-- ''Series/PushingDaisies''

The Lady Drunk is that [[AlwaysFemale female]] StockCharacter who's an [[TheAlcoholic alcoholic]], older woman (in her 40s to her 60s or so, and sometimes younger if the drinking [[YoungerThanTheyLook takes enough of a toll on her appearance]]) and usually has either a bitter, misanthropic personality or is the all-too-grown-up version of the HardDrinkingPartyGirl. She tends to have a certain amount of class or status, having likely started out as an upper-crust GrandeDame. Often drinks from a martini glass and may be used as a stock member of a BigScrewedUpFamily. In her day, she was probably [[IWasQuiteALooker quite attractive]] and rather promiscuous.

The character type may have originated with the idea that once the lady who ReallyGetsAround loses her looks, she starts drinking as compensation.

Not to be confused with a [[Series/TheKidsInTheHall girl drink drunk]].


[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* Sayoko from ''Manga/AhMyGoddess'' is younger than typical for this trope, but she's much too bitter to be a HardDrinkingPartyGirl.
* [[spoiler: Rika Furude]] from ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'' definitely counts. This is horribly {{Squick}}ish being that she's a ''prepubescent child''. [[spoiler: [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld Sort of]].]]
* Eva Heinemann from ''Anime/{{Monster}}'' is a bitter, middle-aged drunk who has become embittered with life after her break-up with Tenma. She's been married and divorced three times, and would sleep with anyone willing, mostly to spite her former fiancee.
* Sumeragi Lee Noriega from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00'' is a genius tactician whose mistake led to many deaths years ago and she still can't get over it, [[DrowningMySorrows drowning her sorrows in wine]].
* Tsunade from ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''. The first time we meet her she spends her time in and out of casinos and bars, but even as Hokage she likes her sake.
* Kokoro from ''Manga/OnePiece''. She practically speaks like she's drunk even when she's sober. [[spoiler: She probably started drinking, because Tom (her boss) was imprisoned and died in jail and Franky/Cutty Flam, her quasi-adoptive son, was seemingly killed when he tried to stop the sea-train, that was transporting Tom to jail.]]
* Reiko from ''Manga/SensualPhrase''. [[spoiler: Who pretty much drank herself to death, leaving her son Sakuya in the care of her old boss.]]
* Margery Daw from ''Manga/ShakuganNoShana'' is definitely one. When she's not helping fight the MonsterOfTheWeek, she's passed out drunk on the couch or fighting the MonsterOfTheWeek ''while'' drunk.
* Kurokawa-sensei from ''Manga/StrawberryOneHundredPercent'', Manaka's math teacher and advisor to the Film Club. Beautiful, busty, and a frequent drinker.
* In ''Walkin' Butterfly'', Michiko's agent Ryo Tago is a former model and an alcoholic in her 40s.

[[folder:Fan works]]
* Applejack in the "WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic" fanfic Shadow Snark
-->Shadow Snark: I've seen you two times, both times you were completely smashed.
* Star Sparkle in FanFic/DividedRainbow.
* Ruby Punch in just about every "WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic" fanfic. This is a takeoff of how she was supposed to be a playful drunk in the canon, but the censors wouldn't allow it.
* We have Yukari from ''[[Fanfic/Gensokyo20XX Gensokyo 20XXV]]'', who, according to chapter 59, seems to be drinker, albeit moderately or as close to moderately as it can get, seeing as she takes a few sleeping pills with two shots of liquor, usually before bed. This even earned her a nickname, "Three Shots and Sleeping Pills".

* MrsRobinson in ''Film/TheGraduate''. Middle-aged mother, bitter about her failed life and unhappy marriage and disappointments.
%%* The mom in ''Film/SpankingTheMonkey''.
%%* The mom in ''Film/OrangeCounty''.
* Lorraine [=McFly=] in the first two ''Franchise/BackToTheFuture'' films:
** In ''[[Film/BackToTheFuture Part I]]'', during the original timeline (before Marty ever goes back to 1955). Alcohol seems to be her way of coping with her disappointing lower-class life with a failure of a husband, even if she does love him.
** In ''[[Film/BackToTheFuturePartII Part II]]'', during the 1985-A scenes (where she's married to Biff-A). Alcohol seems to be her way of coping with the horror of being married to Biff.
*** In a bit of FridgeBrilliance, she's shown sneaking a drink on prom night in 1955.
* Elinore Schwab in ''O.C. and Stiggs'' is a comic exaggeration of this and pretty much every other drunk trope, hiding her booze all over the house and taking {{Quick Nip}}s from, among other things, a set of dummy binoculars.
%%* The mom in ''Film/DonnieDarko''.
%%* Thea, the title character of ''Film/{{Applause}}''.
%%* The mum in ''Slap Her, She's French''.
* Mrs. Dennit in ''Film/TalladegaNightsTheBalladOfRickyBobby''. Constantly drunk, hates her prick of a husband, embarrasses him in the luxury box at the race track.
%%* The mom in ''Film/BlastFromThePast''.
* Bella, Nancy's long-lost biological mother in ''Film/MinAndBill'', is a particuarly mean, hateful example of this trope. Constantly drunk, and very bitter that her daughter is going to get married to a rich man and enjoy the nice life that her jealous mother never had.
* Helen from ''Film/TheBlueDahlia'' is an angry, bitter drunk. She reveals to Johnny that their dead son didn't die from diptheria, like she said--the boy died when Helen crashed the car while driving drunk.
* Mrs. Kebabian in ''Film/AmericaAmerica''. Former TrophyWife now trapped in a loveless marriage to a businessman who married her when she was eighteen. Routinely gets drunk in the daytime—her maid cuts her off at one point, and her husband notes an empty wine bottle in the room. Falls in lust with Stavros, tells him through drunken tears about how she wasted the best years of her life in her marriage and now mourns her lost youth. Eventually gives Stavros $50 (not a bad stake in 1890s America) to help him get settled.
* Mrs. Oates, the household cook in ''Film/TheSpiralStaircase''. She's quite upset when her husband takes away the brandy, and then later deliberately drops a candle in the basement so Albert won't see her steal another bottle of brandy. When Helen needs help at the climax, as she is being hunted by a SerialKiller, Mrs. Oates is passed out drunk in the kitchen and Helen can't rouse her.
* Joyce in ''Film/{{Dangerous}}''. A series of professional and personal disasters have convinced everyone, including Joyce herself, that she is a "jinx", ruining her career as a stage actress. In her first scene she's drunk in a bar, ridiculing poor Don for being a fan of hers back in the day, slurring her way through ''Theater/RomeoAndJuliet'' dialogue until she passes out. The next ''morning'', before breakfast, she's smashing open Don's locked liquor cabinet so she can get more alcohol.
* ''Film/ZiegfeldGirl'': Sheila's grief and bitterness after she dumps true love Gil for life as TheMistress to a rich man leads her to drink, and it gets much worse after the rich man dumps her and she's left with nothing.

* Winky the house-elf gets drunk on butterbeer out of depression due to being disowned by her master in ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire''. (It has no effects on humans but is strong for elves.)
** Professor Trelawney, the Divination teacher, also has a bit of a drinking problem (especially when she's upset), to the point that her profile on Pottermore lists 'sherry' as one of her hobbies. It starts rearing it's head after she's fired in ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix Order of the Phoenix]]'' and in ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince Half-Blood Prince]]'' Harry runs into her while she's trying to hide some sherry.
* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'':
** Nanny Ogg is very fond of a drink, and another drink, and a third (make it a double, please). She's generally a very cheerful person, but otherwise fits.
** In the Art of Discworld, Pratchett mentions that they actually do still turn out Nanny Oggs in Britain. You can generally find them enjoying a pint of the local bitter and having a good time all 'round.
** Madame Sharn, the dwarfish fashion designer from ''Discworld/UnseenAcademicals'' has some elements of this character type.
* A certain noblewoman in ''Literature/TheMalloreon'' by Creator/DavidEddings is described as a 'lush'. She lives in the deep country and has nothing else to do but drink. Beldin, an otherwise irascible person, treats her with uncharacteristic sympathy. The epilogue reveals that [[spoiler:Beldin talked Zakath into setting her up in the Mallorean capital... and ordering her jackass husband to stay the hell away on threat of his life. She's described as causing minor scandal, but being ''much'' happier.]]
* In the ''Franchise/DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse'' AlternateRealityEpisode ''The Blue Angel'', the Doctor's [[MyBelovedSmother Beloved Smother]] is one of these, and refuses to believe that he never drinks... while discussing his psychiatric medications with him. (Antipsychotics are a very good reason not to drink, if you'd rather not die.) She's also a mermaid, and has apparently found some way around the MermaidProblem.
* Scarlett O'Hara in ''Literature/GoneWithTheWind'' starts drinking surreptitiously after living through the Civil War.
* Madelene Burden in ''Literature/TheWomanAndTheApe'' is a pretty severe example. She is a society wife with virtually nothing to do, who takes a test-tube of medical spirits with her whenever she leaves the house. [[spoiler: About halfway through the book, she has a HeroicBSOD and decides to give up drinking, which she carries through with no apparent ill effects.]]
* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'': Cersei has a flagon of wine often at hand after the deaths of [[spoiler: Joffrey and Tywin]].
* Dolly Pickles from ''Literature/{{Cloudstreet}}'' is drunk when she's introduced. She's such an alcoholic that when she tries to quit, she gets a blinding headache and breaks her leg falling down the stairs trying to get to the kitchen(/alcohol cupboard).
* Creator/SimonaAhrnstedt gives us Nora Gripklo in her novel "De skandalösa", who hardly is old, but otherwise fits this trope. She has turned to alcohol after her husband died prematurely.
* Maik's mother in ''Literature/WhyWeTookTheCar'' has a drinking problem.
* In ''Literature/TheBridgeOfSanLuisRey'', Doña Maria is a lonely old widow with a MyBelovedSmother relationship with her daughter Clara. After Clara leaves her, sailing off to Spain with her new husband, Doña Maria is broken-hearted. She starts drinking constantly. She makes a habit of drying up for a week ino order to prepare herself to write the monthly letter to her daughter, then drinks herself into oblivion for three weeks after the letter is sent.
* Toras Redone, from the ''Literature/KharkanasTrilogy''. Though she a commander in the Hust Legion, she is also a married woman from the nobility, and used to be very beautiful. Kellaras notes how she still is beautiful, but in a dissolute way, due to the amount of alcohol she consumes.

[[folder:Live Action TV]]
%%* Kitty Forman of ''Series/That70sShow'' fits part of this trope.
* Dr. Mary Albright of ''Series/ThirdRockFromTheSun'' has some elements of this. Her mother, played by Elaine Stritch (in a neat little CastingGag: see Theatre below), is a bit closer to the "true" version.
** In the episode "Dick'll Take Manhattan", the Solomons visit an alternate dimension where Mary is a lonely, burnt out lounge singer and fits this trope like a glove.
* Lucille Bluth of ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment''.
-->'''Lucille:''' Get me a vodka rocks.
-->'''Michael:''' Mom, it's breakfast.
-->'''Lucille:''' [[ComicallyMissingThePoint And a piece of toast.]]
** Lindsay, a former HardDrinkingPartyGirl, has occasional shades of this, usually when going on lunch or dinner dates with her mother (and with Lucille's constant sniping usually being the thing that drives her to drink).
** Lindsay is convinced vodka can go bad like milk because apparently that's how Lucille explained her drinking to her when she was a child.
* Ellen Tigh from ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}''. Alcoholic, promiscuous, encourages her husband's alcoholism, [[spoiler:collaborates with the Cylons, is one herself...]]
** It was somewhat amusing to note that even after [[spoiler:her husband murders her and she gets resurrected by the Cylons with her full memories restored, Ellen Tigh remains the exact same [[{{Tsundere}} psychotic]], [[PoisonousFriend poisonous bitch]].]] The way it was played, it ''almost'' seemed as if [[spoiler:she knew all along]].
%%* Maryanne (Christine Baranski) in ''Series/{{Cybill}}''.
%%* Kitty Montgomery from ''Series/DharmaAndGreg''. At times at least.
* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Cersei Lannister's trusty goblet is never far from her hand.
%%* Kirsten Cohen from ''Series/TheOC''.
* Nina from ''Series/JustShootMe''. Not cynical or bitter, but very, very pas their prime.
%%* Amber Malone, Rayanne's mom in ''Series/MySoCalledLife''.
* Meredith Palmer from ''Series/TheOffice'' (US version) is essentially a working class variant on this. Michael tried to put her in rehab, and she said no no no!
%%* Aunt Lily from ''Series/PushingDaisies'' fits this pretty well.
* Marsha, the landlady from ''Series/{{Spaced}}'', is a former groupie who now spends her time drinking wine and arguing with her daughter.
%%* Claire Meade of ''Series/UglyBetty'' was originally introduced as this character.
%%* Celia Hodes of ''Series/{{Weeds}}''.
* Karen Walker from ''Series/WillAndGrace''. Depending on if she's drunk or on pills, she can be this or happy-go-lucky.
* The mum from ''Series/AbsolutelyFabulous'', though if you think she's bad, her best friend tops this by being worse than her.
%%* Lily's mom in ''Series/ColdCase''.
* Olivia in ''Series/SunsetBeach'' was a former {{trophy wife}} turned alcoholic. Her husband berated her daily about it, but never took any steps to alleviate the pain she assuaged with vodka.
* Sam's mom in ''Series/WithoutATrace'', although she's more of a party girl who never grew up, much to her daughters' detriment.
%%* Mrs. Schagalla in the German comedy series/stage up "Bei Stratmann's"
%%* George's mother Benny in ''Series/TheGeorgeLopezShow'', though she is not rich and never was very popular.
%%* Flo Henshaw, Donna's Mother in ''Series/TwoPintsOfLagerAndAPacketOfCrisps''.
%%* Martha Rogers, Series/{{Castle}}'s mother, though she seems to be keeping herself mostly happy.
%%* Letitia Darling in ''Series/DirtySexyMoney''.
* Sue Ellen Ewing of ''Series/{{Dallas}}'', who seems to be trying to bring on a case of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome with how soused she gets while pregnant.
* Adelle [=DeWitt=] of ''Series/{{Dollhouse}}'' fits this pretty well, though on the younger side and provoked by the pressures of a wavering moral compass.
* All the women in ''Series/{{Cougartown}}'' like to drink, but Barb is the closest to this trope, with Jules a close second.
* Brandy of ''Series/NoahsArc'' is a bit younger than the typical LadyDrunk, but still fits the trope otherwise (her position of power somewhat puts her in an "older" role). Her jaded and sarcastic personality also fits the trope.
* Kay Chancellor of ''Series/TheYoungAndTheRestless'' is portrayed as the show's grand dame, admired and respected by most of the show's other characters, but also a recovering alcoholic, who's committed some heinous acts while drunk, including killing her second husband.
* Jordan and her friends on ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'', this is made especially obvious after Jordan's brother Ben dies. One of them even specifies that she gets the shakes if she goes too long without getting laid or having a drink.
%%* Bree Van de Kamp and her chardonnay on ''Series/DesperateHousewives''.
* Lady Patience Hardacre in ''{{Series/Brass}}'' (a comedy version, but both very drunk and still capable of getting men into bed when she tries).
* ''{{Series/JAG}}'': In the episode "War Cries", Ambassador Bartlett discusses Embassy security and the implications of a recent shooting incident (a Marine sentry shot and killed a young boy that was climbing the Embassy walls, who he claims shot at him first) while [[INeedAFreakingDrink drinking Scotch]].
%%* Mrs. Slocombe in ''Series/AreYouBeingServed''.
* [[SmallNameBigEgo Joan Callamezzo]] from ''Series/ParksAndRecreation''. She once had an interview planned with Ron, coming in ''extremely'' hungover from a week-long booze cruise, stating that "[[TheShowMustGoOn the show will go on]]." She started the show by declaring "the show will not go on", and collapsing- leaving Ron to take viewer's calls. She also underwent SanitySlippage in the final season during a three-year TimeSkip.
* ''Series/GoodGirlsRevolt'' has Bea, who likes her bourbon (and her martinis). When she has a glass with Wick and Finn, they are visibly impressed that she drains it in two gulps while they take smaller sips.
* ''Series/PoliticalAnimals'': Elaine's mom spends most of her time with a drink in her hand while she dishes out [[ScrewPolitenessImASenior cutting commentary]] and [[DeadpanSnarker snarky insight]] on the lives of her family and anyone else to cross her path.

[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* Sweet Saraya acted like violent lunatic her entire Wrestling/{{SHIMMER}} run until she went out with Mayumi Ozaki for a drink. It was further establised after [=SoCal=] Val's hostile takeover of [[PowerStable Valkyrie]] in SHINE. Sweet Saraya, being the "[[OpenSecret unofficial]]" hit woman of the group, announced she was using her new "raise" to get pissed to the point and proceeded to become so indulged in drinking she neglected her thrawl, Su Yung.[[/folder]]

* ''Theatre/TheWomen'' has the Countess de Lage, who tends to get wistful about "l'amour" over drinks after having divorced four husbands. "Get me a bromide -- and put some gin in it!"
* Joanne (originally played by Elaine Stritch) from ''Theatre/{{Company}}'', especially in her song "The Ladies Who Lunch."
-->'''Joanne:''' What was that clock chime?
-->'''Larry:''' Five-o'-clock.
-->'''Joanne:''' Thank ''God'', cocktail hour!
* The title character in ''The Drowsy Chaperone''. She even gets a rousing Diva Song about alcoholism, "As We Stumble Along."
%%* Elle's mom in ''Theatre/LegallyBlonde : The Musical''.
%%* Martha in ''Theatre/WhosAfraidOfVirginiaWoolf''. Heavily implied to be Honey's future as well.
%%* Gay Wellington in ''Theatre/YouCantTakeItWithYou''.
* Madame Dilly in ''Theatre/OnTheTown'' is a cynical old harridan who can't give a singing lesson without a bottle of whiskey to take a QuickNip from.
* Mary's mother in ''Vanities'', whose funeral at the end of the musical brings the three friends back together. Also, Joanne in the third act, where her hatred towards Mary surfaces during a champagne binge.
%%* The ''Theatre/ForbiddenBroadway'' song "Stritch" mocks Elaine Stritch for being typecast as this.
* Marthy from ''Theatre/AnnaChristie'' is an alcoholic in late middle age, sad and bitter, with a "thick red nose" and "bloodshot blue eyes". But she rises to the occasion when her companion Chris's long-lost daughter Anna shows up at the bar.
* ''Theatre/StateOfTheUnion'' has the Sazerac-swilling Mrs. Alexander. It's specified in the DrinkOrder that, except for her, nobody is supposed to have too much to drink, but HilarityEnsues when Mary decides to have some of what she's having. She's more convivial than most examples of this, however.
* ''The Ladies of the Corridor'' by Creator/DorothyParker and Arnaud d'Usseau has Mildred Tynan, who started drinking heavily when she found out her husband was cheating on her. Now a divorcée somewhere in her mid-thirties, she's rarely seen in a good mood without a bottle of whisky. In her highest drunken spirits, she's fond of singing "Anchors Aweigh" off-key and loud enough to disturb the neighbors. She has a long MirrorMonologue in which she talks to her image about how "we used to look nice and we used to be nice."

[[folder:Video Games]]
%%* Ethel Prune of ''VideoGame/LauraBow: The Colonel's Bequest''.
* Eleanor Silverberg from ''VideoGame/SuikodenIV'' fits this trope very well. She comes from the famous Silverberg family of strategists, but is an older woman who lives (mostly) alone on an island where she sits and drinks all day. As an added bonus, she also drugs visitors.
* Hera in ''VideoGame/GodOfWar III'', though it's implied something has been driving her to drink rather it being her normal personality. By the time [[TheDreaded Kratos]] makes it up Mount Olympus, she's probably pretty grateful that she's already drunk.
%%* One of the possible endings in ''VideoGame/PrincessMaker 2''.
* The first thing Bad Girl does in ''VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes''? Kill a cloned gimp [[BatterUp with a baseball bat]]. The ''second'' thing? Open her fridge, revealing it's full of beer, and drain a can in about four seconds. She's only in her early twenties, but her [[ProfessionalKiller choice of occupation]] has completely numbed her.
--> '''Bad Girl''': So fuckin' thirsty. *chug chug belch* Damn that's smooth. Wanna drink?\\
'''Travis''': Thanks, I'll pass.
* ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'''s oni characters both qualify, true to their mythological sources. Suika Ibuki is a PintsizedPowerhouse physically, but is [[Really700YearsOld much older than she looks]] and can be harshly critical of others. She owns a magical sake gourd which never runs out of booze, and thus has never been seen sober. Yuugi Hoshiguma is a StatuesqueStunner who looks and acts more lady-like but has a similar love of drink. Her treasured artifact is a sake dish that improves the quality of any liquor poured into it; like Suika she [[ExcuseMeWhileIMultiTask carries this into battle with the protagonist]], and [[MemeticMutation famously]] doesn't spill one drop. The tengu are also noted drinkers, though not quite as much as the oni. Aside from them, pretty much all of Gensokyo is noted to be really fond of hitting the sauce now and then, with the occasional exception of Sanae Kochiya.
%%* Syrenne from ''VideoGame/TheLastStory''.
* The Splicer known as Rosebud from ''VideoGame/{{BioShock|1}}'' has a drunken slur on her words. Apparently, when her daughter was taken to be made into a Little Sister, she hit the bottle ''hard''.
* Wang Yi in the ''VideoGame/DynastyWarriors'' series has exactly two things on her mind: Revenge against Ma Chao, and getting very, very hammered. Not always in that order.
* ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' potential companion Rose of Sharon Cassidy, who goes by Cass, is a trader encountered [[DrowningMySorrows drowning her sorrows]] after her caravan was massacred. She's pushing forty, is strongly moral but slightly cynical, and traveling with her grants you the [[BoozeBasedBuff Whiskey Rose]] perk. She can also teach you how to make moonshine out of maize, mutfruit, yeast and a ''fission battery'' if you're really thirsty.

* Edison Lighthouse, one of the main characters in ''Webcomic/GroovyKinda'' is rarely without a drink in hand. She gets drunk every night, and cheerfully confesses that she's never sober enough for a hangover. She does vow that, now she has a boyfriend, she'll stop getting drunk every night in bars and going home with strangers here: [[http://groovykinda.org/2013/03/20/vow-and-then/ Vow and Then]].
* Dr. Narbon (Senior) from ''Webcomic/{{Narbonic}}'' might qualify - you'd need a nuclear explosion to part her from her boxed wine. And even that might not work.
* Mother Greensworthington from ''Webcomic/SoreThumbs'' is a high-society twit who is never seen without a martini glass in hand.
* Ms. Lalonde from the [[Webcomic/MSPaintAdventures MS Paint Adventure]] ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'', as well as her post-[[CosmicRetcon Scratch]] counterpart Roxy.
%%* Martha (Miriam's mom) in ''Webcomic/OutThere''.
%%* Katie and Sylvester's mom Janelle in [[http://www.agameoffools.com A Game of Fools]].
* Diva's mom in ''Webcomic/EvilDiva''. Though we never see her drunk, and it's played for laughs mostly.
-->'''Mrs. Beelze:''' Do you really need to hear anything more, your honor? It's nearly noon and I could use a martini.
--> '''Virgil:''' Mrs. Beelze, you've had one in your hand the entire time.
--> '''Mrs. Beelze:''' It's warm. Move to dismiss.
* May from ''Webcomic/WapsiSquare'' is what you get when you combine this trope with MadScientist. In fact, the reason the indestructible golems of the setting can get drunk is that she didn't want to have to lay off the drinks after she made herself into one. Currently she acts as like a slightly crazy aunt, with a margarita always in hand.
* Mrs. Pompoms from ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' was first seen with a glass in hand and has a very misanthropic attitude.
* Madame Mim from ''Webcomic/PennyBlackfeather'' is a world-weary, living-in-the-past hedgewitch who strolls through the town with a large bottle of gin.

[[folder:Web Video]]
* WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick is a twenty seven year old PsychopathicWomanchild, but her alcoholic bitterness still fits this trope.
* Rebecca Stone from WebVideo/DemoReel is even younger (23), but can make Irishmen her bitches in drinking contests.
* Ella Morton (formerly of Rocketboom) in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zyvaS1MsaVQ The Elegant Guide to Drinking]]
* Mrs. Van Buren from ''WebAnimation/TheMostPopularGirlsInSchool'', '''so much'''. Here's proof from Episode 24:
-->'''Doctor''': First of all, unless you gave birth to a hammerhead shark, you did ''not '' [[LongestPregnancyEver have a 16 month pregnancy.]] Second, Mrs. Van Buren, how ''much'' exactly do you drink?
-->'''Jayna''': [[BlatantLies Well, not much.]] I mean, I'll have a glass and a half of wine at lunch. Then, nothing like an ice cold zima when the sun's setting. Zinfandel spritzers while I'm cooking dinner for the girls. Red, not white. Several gin and tonics with my evening meal, which take me straight into dessert and some ''delicious'' cherry wine. Then I'll curl up with the latest issue of ''O'' Magazine and half a bottle of scotch. [[CloudCuckooLander Then, a quick shot of whiskey before bed so my dreams are peculiar and nice.]] [[SerialEscalation Come morning, I can hardly get out of bed without a spicy Bloody Mary—Can you blame me, señor, I like the bite, cha cha!]] [[OverlyLongGag Then a couple of wine coolers, two, three, in the mid-morning for energy, zappo!]] [[LongList And what do you know]] [[HereWeGoAgain we're back at lunch, and it means wine time in my book.]]
-->'''Doctor''': ''Good god.'' In my professional opinion, I would have to say that the growth which you believed to be a two-year-old child growing in your belly, who by the way would be able to talk by now, is nothing more than a ''tremendous'' amount of fat.
* In ''{{WebAnimation/RWBY}}'', this is heavily implied to be the case for [[{{Ojou}} Weiss Schnee]]'s mother; when Weiss returns home from Beacon Academy and asks as to her whereabouts, her brother Whitley offhandedly says that she's "drinking in the garden". Given the fact that the woman's married to the likes of [[AbusiveParents Jacques]] [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Schnee]], you can't entirely blame her.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Snot's mom from ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad''.
* Mallory from ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}''.
* Debatably, Linda Belcher from ''WesternAnimation/BobsBurgers'', with her love of wine, and her often drunken demeanor.
* Cleo's mom from ''WesternAnimation/CloneHigh'' fits this to a tee. She seems to have been quite the looker when she was young but turned to alcohol when men started losing interest in her as she grew older. She is now dating a blind man and appears drunk in every scene she's in. She also seems to be slightly envious of her adoptive daughter.
** Her name is, literally, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Cleo's Drunk Foster Mom.]]
* Helga's mother Miriam in ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' is all but stated as this.
%%* Pickles of ''WesternAnimation/TheOblongs''. She's generally in a good mood and at times can be the OnlySaneMan.
* Beth of ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'' is shown to be frequently slosh down boxes of wine and one of her daughter's memories is her piss drunk in her bed, accidentally hitting her with a wine bottle. Being that her father is an alcoholic is certainly a factor.
* Stacy Lovell, the creator of the Malibu Stacy dolls in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''.
-->'''Lisa:''' I'm sure we can think of something together. Come on!
-->'''Stacy:''' Not now, I'm... too drunk.
-->'''Lisa:''' No you're not!
-->'''Stacy:''' ''(sips slowly from a martini glass, stares into space and sighs)''
-->'''Lisa:''' Uh... I'll come back tomorrow.
** Edna Krabappel. "Dinner for one, wine for three…"
** Also, Dr. Hibbert's wife passes out upon hearing that Springfield is to enact a ban on alcohol.

[[folder:Real Life]]
* The [[UsefulNotes/TheHouseOfWindsor Queen Mum]], although she was rather mild about it; she had the typical drinking schedule of an early-to-mid-20th-century British aristocrat, which meant at least ten drinks a day--but spaced out over anywhere from eight to twelve hours starting at about noon and ending between 8:00 and midnight (although to be fair in the other direction, one of those drinks was a martini, drunk with her port at six, and reportedly a rather stiff one at that). This drinking schedule was abandoned even by most of the aristocracy by the end of her life (she died in 2002), so it seemed rather more excessive than it was. She nevertheless found the characterization amusing, and played off on it frequently; nervous host once blurted out, "I hear you like gin." With perfect poise, she responded, "I hadn't realized I enjoyed that reputation. But if you'd be so kind, make it a double." And when questioned on the fate of a nebuchadnezzar (20 bottles' worth!) of champagne she'd been given: "Oh, I expect I'll just polish it off myself."\\
The Queen Mother did live and remain fairly active to age 101, despite or even because of her drinking.