ⓘ Drinks



A drink or beverage is a liquid that an organism can take into their body, by using their mouth. Typical drinks for humans include water, tea, milk, coffee, juice, soft drinks and alcoholic drinks. All drinks are mainly water. All life needs water to live. If a living organism dont get enough water, they will dehydrate, and likely die. Plants take in water through their roots, which are underground. Most land animals get water by drinking.


Alcoholic drink

An alcoholic drink is a drink that contains 0.5% or more ethanol. In chemistry there is a whole class of substances known as alcohols. The alcohol used in alcoholic drinks is known as ethanol or grain alcohol. Grain alcohol is generally made through a process called fermentation. In fermentation, bacteria change sugar to make ethanol or vinegar. Other kinds of alcohol are usually harmful to drink, so the only kind of alcohol used in alcoholic drinks is grain alcohol. Since most people do not have to use any other kind of alcohol except ethanol, they will use the word "alcohol" to mean only ...


Mixed drink

A mixed drink is a type of drink where two or more diffent drinks are mixed together to create a new drink. Very often, at least one of the ingredients contains alcohol. Usually, spirits like rum or vodka are used in the mixed drinks containing alcohol. Examples of mixed drinks are Rum & Coke and Bundy & Rum. Alcopops are pre-fabricated mixed drinks. They were mainly made for the young. Often they are made so that the alcohol in them cannot be tasted easily. Mixed drinks without alcohol are often called virgin.


Soft drink

Soft drinks are carbonated drinks made from concentrates and sugar. Some have flavors. Some popular types of soda are Sprite, Mountain Dew, 7 Up, Pepsi, Dr Pepper and Coca-Cola. Most soft drinks are sweetened with sugar, that is what makes them so unhealthy.


Round of drinks

A round of drinks is a set of alcoholic beverages bought by one person in a group for the whole group. The buyer buys the round of drinks as a single order at the bar. In many places it is common for people to take turns buying rounds. It is a nearly ubiquitous custom in Ireland, the United Kingdom, Canada, New Zealand, and Australia. In Australia and New Zealand it is called shouting.


Energy drink

Energy drinks are beverages whose producers say they "can boost energy". This claim has to do with vitamins and stimulants in these drinks. Examples of energy drinks are Red Bull and Monster Energy. They are usually well liked by young people. 66 percent of energy drink sales are to people between the ages of 14 and 35.


Binge drinking

Binge drinking is an unhealthy way of drinking alcoholic beverages. When people binge drink, they usually drink a lot of alcohol in a short time, or drink with the goal of getting drunk. Binge drinking is very common in the United States. The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC says that in the U.S.: More than half of the alcohol drunk by adults is drunk during binge drinking; and About 90% of the alcohol drunk by youth under age 21 is drunk during binge drinking.


Hot chocolate

Hot chocolate is a hot drink. It is usually made by mixing chocolate or cocoa powder and sugar with warm milk or water. Hot chocolate is usually drunk to make the drinker feel happier or warmer. Some studies have shown that hot chocolate may be healthy because of antioxidants that are in cocoa. Until the 1800s, hot chocolate was also used by doctors as a medicine against some diseases. It is believed that the hot chocolate drink was first made by the Mayan people about 2.000 years ago. Another cocoa drink was made by the Aztecs by 1400 AD/CE. The drink became popular in Europe after being ...


Crush (drink)

Crush was founded in 1911 with Clayton Howell and Neil Ward when they began working together on the project. After many attempts, Ward had made the process of mixing the ingredients to make the all-natural taste of Orange Crush. Howell had already made his own drink, Howell’s Orange Julep, as soft drinks usually were named after the maker and the drink name. In this case, Crush was released under the name Wards Orange Crush. In fact, the company who made Orange Crush drink added orange pulp to the drink to make drinkers think that it was made from fresh squeezed oranges. However, pulp has ...


Punch (drink)

Punch refers to many drinks made from fruit or fruit juice and sometimes alcohol. The drink was started in India, then was brought to the United Kingdom in the early 1600s. The drink spread to other countries. Punch is usually served at parties in large bowls known as punch bowls.


Drinking straw

A drinking straw is a utensil used to consume cold drinks such as milk shakes, smoothies, cola, and fruit juice. Drinking straws are usually made from plastic that is formed into a tube. To use a drinking straw, a person places the straw in a glass that contains a liquid and then sucks the straw with their mouth. Straws are mainly plastic, but some straws are paper or cardboard to protect the environment. The oldest straw found is over 5000 years old. Straws have been found in Sumerian temples made of gold and lapis lazuli. The straws popularity came in the 1800s during the industrial revo ...



Alcopops are alcoholic drinks. They are also known as Ready-to-drink, Flavored Alcoholic Beverage or Flavored Malt Beverage. They are usually available in bottles or cans. They contain about the same amount of alcohol as a beer. Usually, they are very sweet, so that the alcohol can not be tasted. There are two different kinds of this drinks. In Europe, they are usually spirits mixed with lemonade, like vodka with lemon juice and a lot of sugar, so the alcohol cannot be tasted, or rum with fruit juice also very sweet. In the US, they tend to be beers, which taste very sweet. Because they ar ...


Apple juice

Apple juice is the juice from apples. It does not have alcohol, and it tastes sweet from the natural fruit sugars. Many companies making apple juice like to say that they do not add more sugar into the drink, and there is only natural sugar.


Carbonated water

Carbonated water, also known as sparkling water, fizzy water, seltzer, and water with gas, is plain water into which carbon dioxide gas has been dissolved. Most soft drinks have carbonated water as a base. The process of dissolving carbon dioxide gas is called carbonation. It results in the formation of carbonic acid. There are special machines that allow to make soda water at home. The process of carbonation can also occur naturally to produce carbonated mineral water. Beer and wine are carbonated by fermentation.



Cider is a drink made from fruit juice, most often from apples. In Europe and Oceania it is an alcoholic drink that is made from apple juice, through a process called fermentation. In the United States and parts of Canada, cider containing alcohol is called hard cider or alcoholic cider, while cider or apple cider means less-sweet, usually unfiltered, apple juice. In the United States and Canada people drink a special kind of cider around Halloween and Thanksgiving. This cider is usually unfiltered, rather thick, and it is often heated and spiced with cinnamon before drinking it. This is d ...


Coconut water

Coconut water is the liquid inside young coconuts. Coconut water is a popular drink in tropical islands especially in tropical Asia, Pacific Islands, and the Caribbean. It is packaged and sold. It is sometimes sold as a sports drink, but not everyone agrees that it should be called a sports drink. Coconuts hold the most water when they are young and green. Coconuts in different parts of the world do not taste the same. Pakistani Coconuts are salty, and Brazilian Coconuts have sweeter water. The water inside dark brown rotted coconuts is bitter.


Colada morada

Colada morada is a traditional Ecuadorian drink. It is prepared with black corn flour and fruits such as naranjilla, babaco, pineapple, blackberries, strawberries, and blueberries. The drink is sweetened with cane sugar. It is served hot.



Dasani is a bottled water brand created by The Coca-Cola Company. It was launched in the year 1999, the product is filtered tap water with added sodium.


Drink coaster

A coaster, drink coaster or beermat is an item used to rest drinks on. Coasters protect the surface where the glass or mug is put. Coasters put on top of a glass can show a drink is not finished prevent contamination. Restaurants and bars usually will have coasters out on their tables. They are used to protect the surface of the table. If they are made of cardboard, they will absorb liquid that may drip along the glass. Beermats usually have trademarks or alcohol advertising. Bar mats have a similar function. They are rectangular pieces of rubber or absorbent material used to protect the c ...



Eggnog is a sweet dairy drink made with milk, cream, sugar, beaten eggs, and flavoured with cinnamon and nutmeg. Alcoholic kinds are also made. Eggnog is a popular drink in the United States and Canada, and is usually drank with winter parties such as Christmas and New Year. Brandy, rum or bourbon may be added. As for its origins, it is agreed upon that eggnog originated in present day United Kingdom in the early medieval period. The drink would then make its way to North America in the 18th century and become a popular beverage during the winter holidays.





Gatorade is a brand of sports-themed food and beverage products, built around its signature product: a line of sports drinks. Gatorade is currently manufactured by PepsiCo, distributed in over 80 countries. The beverage was first developed in 1965 by researchers at the University of Florida, to replenish the combination of water, carbohydrates, and electrolytes that the schools student-athletes lost during rigorous athletic competitions. Its name was derived from the collective nickname of the universitys athletic teams, "the Gators". Originally produced and marketed by Stokely-Van Camp, t ...


Hawaiian Punch

Hawaiian Punch is the name of a brand of sweetened fruit punch drinks owned by Dr Pepper/Seven Up, Inc. It was created in 1934 by A.W. Leo, Tom Yates, and Ralph Harrison as an ice cream topping, and customers later discovered that it was an appealing drink when mixed with water. In 1962, the character of Punchy was introduced in a commercial for Hawaiian Punch, eventually becoming the products mascot. His long-time saying is "Hey, how about a nice Hawaiian Punch!" It currently comes in the following flavors: Wild Purple Smash: grape and berry Tropical Vibe: orange Bodacious Berry: berry Gr ...


Ice cream float

An ice cream float is a beverage. It has ice cream in either a soft drink or in a mixture of flavored syrup and carbonated water. It can also be called soda, coke float, root beer float or spider,


Iced tea

Sometimes, sugar is added to iced tea. This is sometimes called "sweet tea". Sometimes, fruit flavors like lemon, peach, or raspberry are added to the tea. Many kinds of iced tea can be bought in bottles or cans.



Juice is a liquid that comes from plants, animals or fruit. The juice from fruit is often made into a drink. Some juices that are often made into drinks are apple, orange, tomato, pineapple, grapefruit, guava, mango, passionfruit, carrot, watermelon, cranberry, grape, lemon and lime, but there are many others. In the United Kingdom the name of a fruit or fruits followed by juice can only legally be used to describe something which is 100% fruit juice. This is because of the Fruit Juices and Fruit Nectars England Regulations and the Fruit Juices & Fruit Nectars Scotland Regulations 2003. Ju ...



Lassi is a popular traditional dahi -based drink that originated in the Indian subcontinent. Lassi is a blend of yoghurt, water, spices and sometimes fruit. Namkeen lassi is similar to doogh, while sweet and mango lassis are like milkshakes.



Lemonade is a drink made with water, lemons or lemon juice, and sugar. There are two main types: cloudy, and clear, each known simply as "lemonade" in their home countries. Cloudy lemonade, generally found in North America and India, is a traditionally homemade drink made with lemon juice, water, and sweetened with cane sugar or honey. Clear lemonade is a lemon, or lemon-lime flavored, carbonated soft drink. This type is common in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand. To make 8 cups of lemonade, mix the juice of 8 freshly squeezed lemons with 1/2 a cup of sugar and 5 cup ...


Mate (drink)

This article is about the drink, for the plant see yerba mate. Mate is a traditional drink in some countries in South America, especially in Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, Chile, Bolivia and Brazil. The drink, which contains mateine, is made by an infusion of dried leaves of yerba mate. It is usually drunk with friends and served in a hollow calabash gourd with a "Bombilla", a special metallic drinking straw. The straw is also called a bomba in Portuguese, and a bombija in Arabic. It is traditionally made of silver. The gourd is known as a mate or a guampa. In Brazil it called a cuia. Even ...


Milo (drink)

Milo is a chocolate and malt powder from Australia that is mixed with milk or hot water to make a drink. It was first sold at the Sydney Royal Easter Show in Sydney, New South Wales. It is popular in many other countries in Australia, Oceania, South America, and certain parts of Africa and Asia. The name comes from the famous ancient Greek wrestler Milo of Croton, after his legendary strength. It was invented by Australian Thomas Mayne in 1934. It is now made by Nestle.


Monster Energy

Monster Energy is the name of a brand of energy drinks manufactured by Hansen Natural and distributed by Anheuser-Busch, PepsiCo Canada, Pepsi, Grupo Jumex and Schweppes. Monster Energy has sponsored many sporting events like the X Games and pays many sportpeople to wear their logo. Monster Energy has 100 calories in a can.



Nescafe is a brand of instant coffee made by Nestle. Instant coffee is a powder which is mixed with hot water to make coffee. There are several different products that have the name Nescafe. The name is a mix of the words Nestle and cafe ". Nestles instant coffee product was introduced in Switzerland on April 1, 1938 after being developed for seven years by Max Morgenthaler and Vernon Chapman.


Orange juice

Orange juice is juice of oranges which is made by squeezing the fruit. It comes in several varieties, such as blood orange. It has a lot of Vitamin C. Orange Juice also has folic acid in it, which can be harsh on a sensitive stomach.



Ovaltine is a brand of milk product mixed with whey, malt and sugar. Certain flavors also have cocoa. Before 2007, Ovaltine had competed against Nesquik, claiming it was better than Nesquik. The product began in 1904.



Postum is a drink first made by C. W. Post in 1895. It is a powder substitute for coffee that is mixed with water. The ingredients are wheat bran, wheat, molasses, and corn dextrin. It is advertised as a healthier choice of drink than coffee.


Rockstar (drink)

Rockstar, Inc. is a popular energy drink. It was created in the United States in 2001. There are over 25 different flavors of the drink. Rockstar is based in Las Vegas, Nevada. It was founded in 1998 by Russell Weiner, the son of conservative talk show host Michael Savage. The drink was produced by The Coca-Cola Company until February 2009, when PepsiCo took over.


Shirley Temple (cocktail)

A Shirley Temple is a non-alcoholic mixed drink made with ginger ale and a splash of grenadine, mixed with a maraschino cherry. Modern Shirley Temple recipes may substitute lemon-lime soda in part, or in whole, for ginger ale. Shirley Temples are often served to children dining with adults in lieu of real cocktails, as is the similar Roy Rogers. The cocktail may have been invented in the 1930s by a bartender at Chasens, a restaurant in Beverly Hills, California, to serve then child actress Shirley Temple 1928–2014. However, other claims to its origin have been made. For the cocktail versio ...



Sikhye is a Korean traditional rice beverage which is fermented for some periods. It is usually served as a dessert with its sweet taste. The main ingredients of Sikhye is liquids, cooked rices. When we drink Sikhye, we can see that there are some residue of cooked rice. Sikhye is also called Dansul and Gamju. Both of these names mean "sweet wine." These days, Sikhye is also served in cans at Korean markets so that it can be easily enjoyed by people. The Vilac company is the most famous company which produce Sikhye in South Korea.



Smoothies are a type of cold drink made from a liquid, crushed ice or ice cubes, different fruits. Sometimes other foods are added to smoothies, such as yogurt, honey, maple syrup or ice cream. Smoothies are blended with an electric blender until the fruit and ice is pureed. People usually drink smoothies from a tall glass or cup, and use a plastic drinking straw to suck it into their mouth. Some dieticians think that drinking smoothies is not as good as eating the original fruit, because the smoothie has less fibre, and does not provide exercise for the jaw and other digestive processes w ...


Sugarcane juice

Sugarcane juice is the liquid extracted from pressed sugarcane. Especially, in places where sugarcane is grown commercially, it is a popular drink. Today, most sugarcane comes from Southeast Asia, India, Northern Africa, and Latin America. In Spanish-speaking countries, sugarcane juice is usually called Guarapo, or guarapa. In Portugese, it is called garapa. These names can also refer to palm syrup. In the United States where processed sugarcane syrup is used as a sweetener in food and beverage manufacturing, the Food and Drug Administration FDA considers "evaporated cane juice" to be a mi ...


Aquarius (sports drink)

Aquarius is a mineral sports drink manufactured by The Coca-Cola Company. It was introduced in Japan in 1983. It was the official drink of the 1992 Summer Olympics, 2008 Summer Olympics, and 2016 Summer Olympics. It was planned to be the official drink of the 2020 Summer Olympics.



Horchata is the name of several kinds of traditional drinks common in Central America. It is made of ground almonds, sesame seeds, rice, barley, or tigernuts. It has a light brown color and a sweet flavor. Usually you drink horchata cold.