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BEVERAGE or DRINK

 
   
Alcoholic  |  Non-Alchoholic
See also : Drinkware
 

A drink, or beverage, is a liquid specifically prepared for human consumption. In addition to basic needs, beverages form part of the culture of human society.

Types of beverage

Water
Despite the fact that most beverages, including juice, soft drinks, and carbonated drinks, have some form of water in them; water itself is often not classified as a beverage, and the word beverage has been recurrently defined as not referring to water.

Essential to the survival of all organisms, water has historically been an important and life-sustaining drink to humans. Excluding fat, water composes approximately 70% of the human body by mass. It is a crucial component of

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Oranges and Orange Juice

metabolic processes and serves as a solvent for many bodily solutes. Health authorities have historically suggested at least eight glasses, eight fluid ounces each, of water per day (64 fluid ounces, or 1.89 litres), and the British Dietetic Association recommends 1.8 litres. The United States Environmental Protection Agency has determined that the average adult actually ingests 2.0 litres per day.

Distilled (pure) water is rarely found in nature. Spring water, a natural resource from which much bottled water comes, is generally imbued with minerals. Tap water, delivered by domestic water systems in developed nations, refers to water piped to homes through a tap. All of these forms of water are commonly drink, often purified through filtration.

Alcoholic beverages

An alcoholic beverage is a drink containing ethanol, commonly known as alcohol, although in chemistry the definition of an alcohol includes many other compounds. Alcoholic beverages, such as wine and beer, have been part of human culture and development for 8,000 years.

Non-alcoholic variants:

  • Low alcohol beer
  • Non-alcoholic wine
  • Sparkling cider

Soft drinks
The name "soft drink" specifies a lack of alcohol by way of contrast to the term "hard drink" and the term "drink", the latter of which is nominally neutral but often carries connotations of alcoholic content. Beverages like colas, sparkling water, iced tea, lemonade, squash, and fruit punch are among the most common types of soft drinks, while hot chocolate, hot tea, coffee, milk, tap water, alcohol, and milkshakes do not fall into this classification. Many carbonated soft drinks are optionally available in versions sweetened with sugars or with non-caloric sweeteners.

Hot beverages
Hot beverages, including infusions. Sometimes drank chilled.

  • Coffee-based beverages
    • Cappuccino
    • Coffee
    • Espresso
    • Café au lait
    • Frappé
    • Flavored coffees (mocha etc.)
    • Latte
  • Hot chocolate
  • Hot cider
    • Mulled cider
  • Glühwein
  • Tea-based beverages
    • Flavored teas (chai etc.)
    • Green tea
    • Pearl milk tea
    • Tea
  • Herbal teas
  • Roasted grain beverages (Postum etc.)

 

UK

US

Unit

fl. oz ( UK)

ml

fl. oz (US)

ml

dash

1/48

0.59

1/48

0.61

teaspoon

1/8

3.55

1/6

4.93

tablespoon

1/2

14.20

1/2

14.8.0

fluid ounce or pony

1

28.41

1

29.57

shot, bar glass or jigger

3/2

42.60

3/2

44.40

can of Coke

11.6

330.00

11.2

330.00

pint

20

568.00

16

473.00

bottle of spirits

24.6

700.00

23.7

700.00

bottle of wine

26.4

750.00

25.4

750.00

   
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