While Adam and Eve caused the entire fall of man by eating an apple, our prehistoric ancestors may have eaten some rotting fruit off the ground that contributed to the development of civilization as we know it. The fermented fruit contained mankind's first taste of alcohol, and mankind has yet to stop chasing the buzz.
Complex has the complete history.
Brygos Painter, A Drunk Man Vomiting While A Young Slave Holds His Forehead, 500-470 BC
Joachim Beuckelaer, Brothel, 1562
Alfredo Vilchis Roque,
Ex-voto: for delivering me from death the time i foolishly drove really drunk..., 1975
Ted Parker, Drinking Buddies, 2011