My New Year’s Resolution: Making the Happy Hour Holy with a Blessing

st john poisoned cup
Because he always blessed his drink before consuming it, St. John the Apostle nullified poison that an enemy had put in his cup. So why don’t Catholics bless their drinks as they do their food? I propose that from now on we begin every cocktail hour or after-dinner drink time with the following prayer/toast:
Stay with us, Lord, for it is getting towards evening (Lk. 24:29). And bless these drinks and our time together. Amen.
You invite Christ to keep you company just like the disciples of Emmaus did, and He blesses you and your drink. It’s a win-win.