Dr. Chris Miller, AtlasVet DC: The good news is that drinking after your cat is very unlikely to cause any significant health concerns. Cats can be finicky drinkers, but the amount one cat drinks compared to another can be highly variable.
Yes, cats can get drunk. Alcohol poisoning in cats is uncommon since cats dislike the taste and smell of alcohol. Alcohol poisoning is most frequently induced by a cat eating or drinking something he or she like that contains alcohol, such as a creamy cocktail.