[[caption-width-right:213:Pour one out for our [[GreatCrashContributors homie.]]]]

->''"But ain't much that we can do\\
Except pour brew throughout the crew to make sure we all remember you\\
And believe me it hurts\\
To see the boy you broke bread with six feet in the dirt"''
-->-- '''Music/GetoBoys''', "Six Feet Deep"

Libation is the tradition of pouring some drink, usually alcoholic, on the ground as a sort of offering, perhaps as part of a GraveMarkingScene. Sometimes for the gods, sometimes to the dead. This trope is mostly about doing it in memory of dead friends. Traditionally, one pours on the ground before drinking oneself. Will often involve TalkingToTheDead as well. May be regarded as DueToTheDead.

In the modern era, this is usually associated with the hip-hop subculture, where this is called "tipping" or "pouring one out". Commonly done with a 40 oz Malt Liquor. However, this is [[OlderThanTheyThink actually]] a very ancient practice in some parts of the world.

Can be done with food or some other type of offerings, such as tobacco or sweets as well, but less often, despite "libation" meaning "drink".

Does ''not'' include putting flowers on a grave or making offerings to gods.

Often [[{{Parody}} parodied]].

A SisterTrope of ToAbsentFriends.



[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* ''Manga/OnePiece'': Genzou, the policeman at Nami's home village, pours some sake on Nami's mother Bellemere's grave, after the Straw Hats defeat Arlong.
* ''Anime/SpaceBattleshipYamato'': Sgt. Saito pours sake on the graves of the many men lost.
* ''Anime/NadiaTheSecretOfBlueWater'' the crew of Nautilus do this at a secret graveyard.
* ''Anime/XamdLostMemories'': on the grave of an child enemy soldier, until Ishuu realizes the recipient is underage, and consumes the remainder.
* Implied in ''AudioPlay/StrikersSoundStageX'', where in exchange for information on [[RightWingMilitiaFanatic Tredia]] and [[KingInTheMountain Ixpellia]], [[MadScientist Jail Scaglietti]] asks for enough Belka Red Wine for one so that he and the imprisoned [[QuirkyMinibossSquad Numbers]] [[HollywoodCyborg Cyborgs]] can honor the death anniversary of [[spoiler:their fellow Number [[PsychoForHire Due]]]].
* ''Manga/{{Trigun}}'': Vash pours a bottle of alcohol over one of the lightbulb shaped power plants. [[spoiler:Turns out these are powered by angel-like beings, of which Vash is one.]]
* Seijuro Hiko does this in ''Manga/RurouniKenshin''. More exactly, [[spoiler:he pours sake on the graves that child!Kenshin dug for three slave girls he had befriended, who were cruelly slaughtered by bandits (who were immediately thereafter killed by Hiko himself). ]]
* Roybea Roy from ''Anime/AfterWarGundamX'' is shown pouring wine on the tombstone of his first love, [[spoiler:the woman who gave him his Gundam]].
* In ''Anime/{{Monster}}'', Lunge brings a bottle of beer to [[spoiler:Grimmer]]'s grave. Earlier, Reichwein had [[spoiler:brought scotch to the grave of recovering alcoholic Richard Braun, [[TearJerker saying that it was okay to have it now]].]]
* ''Anime/CowboyBebop'' manages to make this trope ''creepy'' in "Black Dog Serenade". When one villain offers an assassin a bottle of champagne to celebrate their takeover of the prison ship, the assassin pours the champagne ''into the mouth of a dead guard'' while offering a toast to the devil.
* ''Anime/KazemakaseTsukikageRan'': Ran insists that a new sake brewer's first batch goes to the master that died teaching him, just after burying the guy. She is a HardDrinkingPartyGirl, by the way, that should tell you how highly she regards this trope.
* ''Manga/{{Eyeshield 21}}'': It's done before the Ojou vs Deimon match.
* Reinhard von Lohengramm in ''Anime/LegendOfGalacticHeroes'' poured a glass of white wine onto the glass windows [[spoiler:in the Alliance National Museum of Art which he appropriated as his headquarters after he conquered the Alliance]] against the setting sun as a sign of respect to those who have died due to the war.
* In ''LightNovel/MushokuTensei'' Rudeus takes a bottle of strong liquor with him to [[spoiler:Paul]]'s grave and alternates between sipping it and pouring it on the grave while confessing his insecurities.
* Partway through ''Anime/GravestoneOfDaisukeJigen'', Lupin empties a flask onto the titular gravestone, after [[spoiler:Jigen fakes his death.]]
* ''Manhua/RavagesOfTime'' - The Seventh Genius [[spoiler:Zhuge Liang]] dumps a drink offered to him by Sima Yi, citing this trope as the reason.
* In ''Manga/TheSevenDeadlySins'', after Ban's adoptive father Zhivago peacefully passed away from old age, Ban and Jericho buried him and then Ban poured beer on the tombstone.
* ''Anime/TekkamanBlade'' has a scene where Blade pours sootch on [[spoiler:Seargent Bernard's]] grave, which is cut from the dub.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Jonah pours one for [[spoiler:his father]] after watching him die in ''ComicBook/JonahHex'' #69.
* ComicBook/BuckyBarnes was part of the Young Allies during World War II, who established a {{tontine}} with a bottle of liquor that would go to the last survivor. Bucky was cryogenically suspended for most of the post-war years, meaning he would easily outlive them all, so he tracked down the last two survivors to share the bottle with them. When they pass away afterwards, Bucky pours out the rest of the bottle over a memorial to the Young Allies.

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* In ''RolePlay/WeAreAllPokemonTrainers'', Jason visits his father's grave in Fall City, Fiore on Father's Day during the Hoenn-2 arc and pours a sour bourbon mix on and around the tombstone after taking a swig himself.

* In ''The Gridiron Gang'', Willie and Kelvin are members of rival gangs. After football practice, Kelvin asks Willie if he'd like a bottle of water, but before Willie can grab it, he pours it onto the ground, stating "my dead homies drink before you do."
* In ''Film/OnceUponATimeInMexico'', Agent Ramirez, an FBI agent, does this for his partner Archuleta after Agent Sands, the corrupt CIA agent and one of the other protagonists, tells him about how Dr. Guevara tortured him to death.
* Martin empties a fifth of whiskey on his father's grave when he visits it in ''Film/GrossePointeBlank''. It's a rather bitter version of this trope, though, as it's implied his father was an alcoholic. He pours out the whiskey, drops the bottle on the grave and leaves.
* In ''Film/AmazingGrace'', one of the main characters, after winning a huge victory for anti-slavery, pours alcohol into (freed slave and emancipation activist) Equiano's grave, with the bittersweet line, "I know you don't normally drink, but this is a special occasion".
* ''Film/CooleyHigh'': One of the main character starts to pour his beer out. When one of his friends protests, he says it's for "the homies that ain't here."
* Parodied in ''Film/DontBeAMenaceToSouthCentralWhileDrinkingYourJuiceInTheHood'', where Loc Dog names his homies as he pours his bottle over a fence... the camera then pans down to a knothole in the fence where you see he's actually pouring it over their bodies on the other side.
* ''Film/AustinPowers'': Dr. Evil: "One for me, and one for my homies."
* In ''Ned'', a parody of the Ned Kelly story, the villain (a British governor) takes a sip of tea and does the same as Dr Evil. It's a weird movie.
* In ''Film/BoyzNTheHood'', [[Music/IceCube Doughboy]] pours out a little of his drink on the curb for [[spoiler:his dead brother before it's revealed that Doughboy himself is murdered not long after]].
* In ''Film/KingArthur'', Bors pours out a measure of wine on the grave of his dead friend [[spoiler:Dagonet.]] His intent is clear as sits down beside the grave marker and encourages his friend to "Drink... [let's] get drunk" before taking a hefty swig himself as his fellow knights depart.
* The generals of Wu and Shu in ''Film/RedCliff'' pour wine onto the ground when [[ShootTheMessenger their messenger to Cao Cao is murdered]].
* In ''Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen'', when Creator/DonnieYen's character is reminiscing about fallen comrades with other people, they pour out their drinks onto the ground.
* In ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'', Eddie is about to down a small bottle of whiskey before taking the Toontown Tunnel for the first time since his brother Teddy was killed (in Toontown). However, in a combination of this and NoMoreForMe (both signs he's taking this case seriously), he pours out the bottle undrunk before throwing it into the air, shooting it with his Toon Gun, and then continuing on towards Toontown.

* The [[Literature/TheLiesOfLockeLamora Gentlemen Bastards]] have a similar custom of "a glass poured to air" for absent or dead friends.
* In ''Literature/{{Dune}}'', Duke Leto Atreides makes the toast "Review, friends - troops long past review" by pouring out a flagon of water onto the floor (note that water is worth its weight in gold on the desert planet of Arrakis).
* In Literature/LookingForAlaska, Pudge drops a cigarette in the creek after [[spoiler:Alaska's death.]] The Colonel, Takumi and Lara follow suit.
* There's an interesting variant in the Armistead Maupin's ''Literature/TalesOfTheCity.'' Anna Madrigal is in the habit of taping a joint to the door of her tenants as a welcoming present. In the last chapter, she visits the grave of her former lover, and tapes a joint to his tombstone with the words: [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome "Enjoy it. It's Columbian."]]
* [[Literature/TheOdyssey Odysseus]] pours a libation for Hades and Persephone when he goes to the edge of the underworld. The spirits of the dead appear to try to drink it, and per Circe's instructions, he stands guard over it until the spirit of [[BlindSeer Tiresias]] appears and drinks first. Tiresias advises Odysseus on how to return to Ithaca, and other spirits (including his own mother, who died from grief) speak to him before the crowd of dead becomes too large, and Odysseus with his men flees back to the ship.
* In the Literature/{{Discworld}} novel ''Discworld/ReaperMan'', Mrs. Cake literally does this with a glass of liquor for her spirit guide 'One-Man-Bucket'. Thus he gets the ghost of the drink, after she kills it by setting it on fire.
* This is the common practice in the world of Creator/HarryTurtledove 's ''Between the Rivers''. In that world, ancestor spirits can talk to their grandchildren on a daily basis, so that the ghosts can just ask their people to pour a little beer on the ground for them, and express thanks when they get it.
* In the same spirit as [[Literature/TheOdyssey Odysseus]], [[spoiler:Nico]] in ''Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians'' offers up a Happy Meal and soda to communicate with several dead people.
* In Creator/RobertEHoward's "Literature/BeyondTheBlackRiver", when Literature/ConanTheBarbarian is talking of Balthus's YouShallNotPass, with the aid of a dog, he drinks to his memory and pours out the rest -- smashing the cup as well.
* ''Literature/TheBible'': "And Jacob set up a Pillar in the place where he had spoken with him, a Pillar of Stone; and he poured out a drink offering on it, and poured oil on it." Genesis 35:14
* In the ''Literature/ParadoxTrilogy'', Devi performs one at the beginning of ''Honor's Knight'' to honor a fallen comrade.
* [[Literature/{{Redwall}} Lord Brocktree]] drops a flagon of red wine into the pool wherein his father died.

[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* ''Series/{{Bosch}}'': The other two teen delinquents in Sharkey's street hustler crew pour some of their sodas out on the ground when they're informed that Sharkey is dead.
* Kim Shin does this for his dead brother in KoreanDrama ''Series/TheSlingshot''.
* Randy in ''Series/MyNameIsEarl'' pours some chocolate milk in the memory of an old shop teacher.
* One of Bret's friend pours some orange juice in ''Series/FlightOfTheConchords'' when Bret goes missing.
* In the ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' episode ''Bad Day at Black Rock'', a {{Mook}} pours beer on the floor of his apartment to mourn a fallen friend.
** Also again, in the season six episode ''...And Then There Were None'', Bobby Singer pours out a bottle of Johnny Walker Blue onto his friend and old hunting partner's grave.
* Accidentally done in the ''Series/StargateSG1'' episode "Fire and Water." Daniel has died (for the first of many times in the series) and at his wake, Jack accidentally spills some beer on the floor while having a flashback of his death. Unknown whether this was intentional on the writers' part or not.
* In the ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' episode ''My Friend With Money'', JD and Turk are reminiscing about a college friend who died from alcohol poisoning and pour some of their coffee out in his memory.
* Joked about in ''Series/ChappellesShow''.
* An episode of ''Series/{{Martin}}'' had Martin and his friends stranded in his apartment and they have to ration their water. Coal tips out a bit saying "For brothers who ain't here." Martin tells him if he does it again. "you'll be a brother who ain't here!"
* Subverted in German SoapOpera ''Series/AnnaUndDieLiebe''. The villain Gerrit Broda goes to the cemetery and talks in front of his fathers grave how he was never loved by him and how he always favoured his brother. He proceeds to "plant" (stomp) a flower pot into the ground and "water" (throw a bottle of vodka on) it.
* In the last episode of ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'', [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Martok]] wants to share a toast with Captain Sisko and Admiral Ross when the Dominion War is won after a particularly bloody battle. Sisko and Ross pour their drinks onto the ground instead, as both libation and protest.
--> '''Martok:''' "Before you waste too many tears, remember, these are Cardassians lying dead at your feet. Bajorans would call this 'poetic justice'."
--> '''Sisko:''' "That doesn't mean I have to drink a toast over their bodies."
* [[Series/TheColbertReport Stephen Colbert]] commemorated the end of the Space Shuttle by pouring out some Tang onto his desk.
* ''Series/ManVFood'' has Adam pouring marinara sauce after his partner in a competition vomits outside, thus forfeiting the challenge.
* A {{Flashback}} episode of ''Series/{{Suits}}'' cuts back occasionally to a minor subplot about present-day Harvey, who's taken a day off work for some unexplained reason, taking a train journey and buying a bottle of whiskey. In the course of the flashback plot, [[spoiler:his father dies. At the end of the episode, we see him sharing the whiskey with his dad's tombstone.]]
* Series/OrangeIsTheNewBlack : During Season One, Boo pours one out for [[spoiler:Tricia, after the latter's suicide]]. Doubles as a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming, especially after the two had previously been romantic rivals.
* Variation in ''Series/ThePacific'': Basilone and J.P. share a drink at a bar in Melbourne after the 1st Marine Division pulls out of Guadalcanal. They order a third drink for their friend, who was killed in the same action where Basilone earned his Medal of Honor, and leave it on the table for him. When a JerkAss Aussie soldier fed up with the wild antics of the relaxing Marines tries to drink it, [[BarBrawl Basilone takes exception]].
* In ''Series/TheFollowing'': After [[spoiler:Joe Carroll's execution]], a despondent Ryan Hardy orders two drinks at the bar, one for himself and one for [[spoiler:Joe's ghost]].
* In ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'', the guys pour "Romulan Ale" on Richard Feynman's grave.
* In ''Series/{{Sharpe}}'', Riley is buried with a bottle of brandy. [[spoiler:Which Harper digs out again.]]

* Music/BoyzIIMen:
** The music video.
** The music video for "It's So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday".
* "Six Feet Deep" by Music/GetoBoys.
* Music/LupeFiasco's ''The Cool'', the titular character comes BackFromTheDead, and although he: "Smelled the Hennesy from when his niggas got reminded and poured out liquor in his memory...He couldn't sip it fast enough, so the liquor was just fillin' the casket up."
* "Pour Your 40 Out" by D-12
* "The Night that Paddy Murphy Died", by Music/GreatBigSea.
* Music/TupacShakur:
** "Pour Out A Little Liquor".
** Mentioned in "Life Goes On".
** In the MusicVideo for "Brenda's Got a Baby," someone does this in memory of Brenda towards the end of the video.
* Music/IceCube makes mention of it in his song "Dead Homiez".
* "People Are Crazy" by Music/BillyCurrington:
--->''And I drop by today, to just say thanks and pray,
--->I left a six-pack right there on his grave.''
* The traditonal Irish folk song "Finnegan's Wake" has a variation: Tim Finnegan, known as TheAlcoholic in life, is brought BackFromTheDead when a drunken reveler at his funeral wake accidentally pours whiskey on his corpse. The reason for this variation is that the term "whiskey" comes from the Gaelic ''Uisce beatha,'' literally meaning "water of life." Finnegan got revived when he got doused with "water of life."
* This is referenced in Music/MelanieMartinez's "Dead To Me", but as the title implies the person isn't actually dead. It's a BreakupSong.
* In the Music/DropkickMurphys song "Jimmy Collins Wake" a libation is poured for the titular former Red Sox manager.

[[folder: Professional Wrestling]]
* The episode of Raw that followed Wrestling/OwenHart's death, Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin came down to the ring with two cans of beer. Saluting with one, he left the other in the centre of the ring "for Owen".

* A man walks into a bar and orders three shots of whiskey, which he drinks all at once. The next day, he comes back and orders three more shots, and he keeps making the same order ever day. He becomes friends with the bartender, who eventually asks the man about the shots. The man tells him "me and my two brothers were close, but had to move apart for work, so we buy each others' shots to help remember each other". After a few years, the man comes in and orders two shots of whisky. The bartender says "did something happen?!", the man answers "oh, my brothers are fine, I quit drinking".
* Swedish joke: Two alcoholic friends discuss their love of alcohol.
-->'''Drunkard:'''''"Oh, promise that when i die, you'll pour whiskey all over my grave"''
-->'''Second drunkard:'''''"Sure, i will. I will."''
-->'''Second drunkard:''''''"I'm just gonna let it pass through my kidneys first."''

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* The opening fiction from ''TabletopGame/GeistTheSinEaters'' is called "Rum is the Drink the Dead Like Best," for good reason. Likewise, the game mentions that Sin-Eaters often make use of ''ofrendas'', gifts to the dead - usually booze, but can include cigars, candy, or hell money - to gain the trust of ghosts.
* In ''TabletopGame/WarhammerFantasy'', Snorri Whitebeard, the first High King of the Dwarfs, was entombed, with a tankard of ale set upon his sarcophagus.

* Clytemnestra sends libations and gifts to Agamemnon's grave in bad faith in ''Theatre/{{Electra}}'', but Electra persuades Chrysothemis not to take them and so dishonour their father.
** Electra and her servants deliver offerings to Agamemnon's grave in the second part of the ''Oresteia'' trilogy, appropriately titled ''The Libation Bearers.''
* In ''Theatre/{{Heathers}}'', Heather Duke and Heather McNamara, accompanied by Kurt and Ram, go out to the cemetery to pour a jug of Thunderbird over the grave of the recently deceased Heather Chandler, "y'know, from her homies," but Kurt and Ram end up drinking the booze instead.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/TechRomancer'' does this in the Wiseduck story mode if you chose the ending where the crew decided that they were human and lay the beatdown on the enemy. Ten years later after the war, Alvin is the lone survivor and gives a libation to his now deceased crew.
* Comes up when you drink an ice cold fotie in ''VideoGame/KingdomOfLoathing'', after first pouring out some for your homies in the Pasta 'Lean.
** Tilting a fotie in the Ancient Hobo Burial Grounds wakens the angry dead -- angry about the wasted booze.
* One sidequest in ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'' requires you to pour sake on the traveller Toma's grave. This was changed to [[FrothyMugsOfWater pop]] in the US release, and reverted in the re-translated DS version. Whatever the alcoholic content of the drink, though, pouring it on the grave reveals the location of the Giant's Claw, the dungeon that the treasure-hunting Toma had been seeking.
* In ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration 2'', Sean Webley does this at the funeral of [[spoiler:[[TheCaptain Daitetsu Minase]], this is extra effective as a scene since they have been putting off having a celebratory drink together for the entire game as each new crisis interrupts them.]]
* In Wang Jinrei's ''[[VideoGame/{{Tekken}} Tekken 2]]'' ending, Jinrei is seen emptying a bottle of sake on the grave of his long-deceased friend, Jinpachi Mishima[[spoiler:, who would be [[BackFromTheDead revived]] as a monster [[EnemyWithin against his will]] more than twenty years later]].
* Done in one of the {{Bad Ending}}s of the Anime/CodeGeass DatingSim ''Lost Colors''. [[spoiler:If Rai joins the Black Knights and dies in battle, [[http://s257.photobucket.com/user/lulu_quality/media/Lost%20Colors/snap012.jpg.html?sort=3&o=149 Todou]] offers his respects by drinking sake in front of the guy's grave.]]
* This is how you revive homies in ''VideoGame/SaintsRow 1'' & 2. You pour a 40 oz. on them, and they spring back to life. Quite humourous on homies who are on fire.
* [[spoiler:Guile]]'s [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9KnMVn4etTg ending]] in ''Super VideoGame/StreetFighterIV'' has him drinking beer and speaking to the grave of [[spoiler:his best friend Charlie]]. [[spoiler:Ironically subverted later: in ''VideoGame/StreetFighterV'', Charlie turned out to be NotSoQuiteDead.]]

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* Done sometimes in ''ComicStrip/KnightsOfTheDinnerTable'' in honour of fallen characters.
* [[http://nonadventures.com/2008/11/22/alls-fairy-in-love-and-war/ This]] ''Webcomic/TheNonAdventuresOfWonderella'' strip.
* [[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2001/11/05/ ... and this]] ''Webcomic/PennyArcade''.
* [[http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1470 Multi-track 40-pouring]] from ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent''.
* ''Webcomic/IrregularWebcomic'''s Dr. North Dakota Jones [[http://www.irregularwebcomic.net/676.html suggests this]], but is outraged when his son suggests they use his own whiskey.
* Done at the end of ''Webcomic/{{Garanos}}'' on [[spoiler:Ethreden's grave]].
* Dig 'Em Frog (of Honey Smacks fame) pours out a libation in honor of [[spoiler:Cap'n Crunch]] at his funeral in ''Webcomic/BreakfastOfTheGods''.
* [[WebComic/TheAdventuresOfDrMcNinja Doctor McNinja]] drops a slice of pizza in honor of [[spoiler:Chuck Goodrich]], who sacrificed himself to close the time portal under Cumberland for good, foiling King Radical's plans. The rest of the crowd, moved by the gesture, starts to [[http://drmcninja.com/archives/comic/26p84/ drop their slices as well]]. Doc freaks out because they're dropping ''golden cockatrice sausage'' pizza, which is ''really expensive''.
--> '''''"How much do you think a dead man can eat?!"'''''
* ''Webcomic/TowerOfGod'': Baam and his friends pour wine to honor their dead comrade [[http://www.batoto.com/read/_/21834/tower-of-god_ch59_by_the-company Ho.]]
* Not exactly food or drink, but ''WebComic/NerfNow'' knows full well [[http://www.nerfnow.com/comic/206 what consumable to leave]] at the grave of your WorthyOpponent and fellow Engineer.[[note]]A box of ammo to give him more metal, of course.[[/note]]

[[folder:Web Original]]
* ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner''
** Parodied at the end of the WebAnimation/StrongBadEmail "video games", though because Strong Bad thought the writer was in prison (as he misinterpreted the "AZ" in the signature as "Alcatraz").
--->'''Strong Bad:''' Until next time, this one's for you, Taylor, and all my peoples got sent up the river. (''pours out a Cold One'')
** And again in the Strong Bad Email "retirement", when Homestar pours out a bottle of Mountain Dew for the Tandy 400 (after pouring it ''into'' the Tandy 400 along with some fizzy denture tablets, causing it to explode in a green, rectangular mushroom cloud).
* Parodied in ''Website/TheOnion'' with [[http://www.theonion.com/content/node/32339 "Clinton Pours Malt Liquor On Ground For Dead Homies"]].
* "Goblet of Fire in 15 minutes" by Creator/CleolindaJones.
-->'''Dumbledore:''' So I ask you to join me now, in pouring one out for C-Dig.
* Done in the third ''WebVideo/FranceFive'' episode, by [[TheLancer Black Beaujolais]] pouring wine on the tomb of his Japanese OldMaster.
* [[spoiler:[[VideoGame/StarFox Fox]]]] in ''WebVideo/ThereWillBeBrawl'' for his two fallen friends.
* In [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/11/19/interlude-end/ the last chapter]] of ''Literature/{{Worm}}'', [[spoiler:Imp, Cozen, and Tattletale]] each pour one.
* Episode fourteen of ''WebAnimation/RWBYChibi's'' second season has a segment called "Inner Lives of Beowolves" featuring a pair of Grimm discussing a friend who got dusted by "that blonde with the awful puns" while on a coffee break. As soon as they pour the coffee in the cups they promptly pour it into the ground as a farewell.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', when the family goes to Florida during spring break. Kid Rock at a concert has a large novelty bottle of beer - a 40 gallon bottle - which he pours to the memory of "friends not with us... back at home", and Homer tries to drink from it.
* In a ''WesternAnimation/TheBuzzOnMaggie'' episode, the other bugs pour some juice on the ground before a field trip in honor of Maggie, who has accepted a detention so the rest of the class can get their excursion.
* In ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'', Dipper does this when [[spoiler:his photocopied duplicate Tyrone drinks a soda, accidentally killing himself.]]
* Inverted when the cast of ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'' pours soda on their cart when they are about to send it to the junk yard, then the cart suddenly comes back to life because of the soda.
* A ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' sketch parodying ''Series/TheBiggestLoser'' has Franchise/WinnieThePooh doing this with a jar of honey in honor of Eeyore, who had lost his long battle with depression.

* A subversion used to exist amongst sailors in the Mediterranean, back when people had all sorts of superstitions about what was in/on/near the ocean. To protect them from mermaids (who, in most myths, lean decidedly towards {{Tsundere}} or even outright {{Yandere}}), they would pour a glass of wine into the water, hoping to please any mermaids (and thus protect the sailors themselves from disaster.)
* Ceremonies in the Voodoo tradition typically involve pouring out libations of rum for the spirits of the dead, especially if guidance from or communion with said spirits is the objective.
* The ancient Greeks poured libations to the gods and to their dead, and the practice is mentioned by their earliest writers.
** Which has a consequence to this day. Orthodox Judaism has elaborate rules for when wine is or is not kosher, largely due to this practice--in the ancient Mediterranean, a Jew had to assume that any wine he saw had been used for a pagan libation (and thus, non-kosher), unless it had been under the control of Jews the whole time. If a Greek poured himself a cup of wine, he was extremely likely to spill a drop for the gods.
* The {{Ancient Egypt}}ians poured libations to the dead, or at least to dead kings, since Old Kingdom times.
* According to Douglas Peacock, author and environmentalist Edward Abbey was buried in the Arizona desert with (at his request) no coffin, an old sleeping bag for a shroud, and a funeral libation of whiskey poured over his grave.