dipsomania

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dipsomania

a compulsive desire to drink alcoholic beverages
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For them the cocktail was a way of disguising the foul flavour of the dubious moonshine brewed up by red nosed dipsomaniacs to rebel against the anti-alcohol laws in 1920s America.
Most are cumbersome and unwieldy with all the get-up-and-go of the Archbishop of Canterbury in full ceremonial regalia, while too many drink like dipsomaniacs and give you heart-attack palpitations if you drive them at anything over 60 mph.
For those of you who are not raging dipsomaniacs, the Cork region, nestling on the south-western coast of Ireland, has plenty more to offer.