Drink . It is any liquid that is ingested and although the drink par excellence is water, the term par excellence refers to alcoholic beverages and carbonated beverages. Infusions are also an example of massive use of beverages.
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- 1 Types of drinks
- 1 Water
- 2 Soft drinks
- 3 Alcoholic beverages
- 4 Hot drinks
- 2 Sources
Types of drinks
Water is necessary for the survival of all organisms, including humans.
The term “carbonated drink” is used to refer to those hydrocarbon and non-alcoholic drinks that are usually consumed cold. The most common drinks are soda , cola, lemonade , iced tea , slush and punch. Many carbonated drinks are available in a sugar-free version.
Cola drink . It is adark brown or black sugary soft drink due to the caramel of its composition. Originally it was sold in pharmacies. It often has caffeine. Two of the original ingredients and from where it gets its name are coca leaves and Cola acuminata seeds. Both contain psychostimulatory alkaloids. Some of the best-known brands of cola are Coca-Cola and Pepsi.
Any beverage that contains any amount of ethanol is considered an alcoholic beverage. The drinks covered by this group are many, and trying to group them, some of them are: wines, beers, liqueurs, spirits, whiskeys, etc.
Spirit drinks . They are alcoholic beverages intended for human consumption with a minimum alcohol content of 15% and defined organoleptic characteristics. They are obtained by distillation, with or without aromas, of fermented natural products or previously macerated in plant substances, with the possibility of being added with aromas, sugars, other sweeteners or other natural products.
This generally includes many of the considered stimulant drinks, such as different types of coffee, tea or mate, as well as other types of infusions and drinks such as hot chocolate, which may also include hot milk.
Aphrodisiac drinks . The drinks are shrouded in myth-based beliefs and only a part have been demystified.