What Should We Call People Who Enjoy A Drink?

They seem fun.“Everybody thinks they know what an ‘alcoholic’ is, but what about those who drink too much but fall short of the common definitions of alcoholism? Should there be a word that bridges the gap between alcoholic and non-alcoholic?
—Yes! How about “pal,” “buddy,” “friend,” “fun person,” “bon vivant,” “life enjoyer” or “someone other people want to be around”? I think all of those work!

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