Drinks are the life of every party. Whether the drinks have alcoholic content or not, any party loses the charm of a good party without drinks. Even if it is not a party, drinking is a part of our daily life. Drinking beverages of any kind is deeply embedded in many cultures. Sometimes it is for ceremonial purposes, but sometimes for medicinal purposes, and sometimes for both. In any way, the importance of drinks is non-negotiable in any culture. Water is a very important drink, and we drink water daily because it is the basis of life. For high-class parties, wine is a must, especially cooled drinks from the wine fridge. When drinks are cooled, they taste much better.
What are beverages?
A drink (or beverage) is a liquid that is designed to be consumed by humans. Drinks have a major part in human civilization in addition to their simple function of quenching thirst. Drinks that are often consumed include ordinary drinking water, milk, juice, and soft drinks. Traditional hot beverages include coffee, tea, and hot chocolate. Caffeinated beverages have a long history of containing the stimulant caffeine.
Furthermore, alcoholic beverages containing ethanol, such as wine, beer, and liquor, have been part of human society for almost 8,000 years. Non-alcoholic beverages are drinks that would ordinarily include alcohol, such as beer, wine, and cocktails. Still, they are manufactured with a low enough alcohol content by volume to be considered non-alcoholic.
Types of beverages
There are many different types of beverages. Generally, they can divide into two broad categories. They are:
- Non-alcoholic drinks – A non-alcoholic beverage contains very little or no alcohol. Low-alcohol beer, non-alcoholic wine, and apple cider fall into this category if they have sufficiently low alcohol by volume content (ABV). Some examples of non-alcoholic beverages are water, milk, soft drinks, and various juice drinks.
- Alcoholic drinks – If a drink contains ethanol, sometimes known as alcohol, it is termed “alcoholic” (although in chemistry, the definition of “alcohol” includes many other compounds). For 8,000 years, beer has been a component of human society. For very high-class parties, wine is a must. Especially chilled drinks. Some good examples of alcoholic drinks are beer, wine, cider, etc.
- Sleep Drinks – A nightcap is a drink that is drunk shortly before bedtime to aid sleep. A tiny alcoholic drink or a cup of warm milk, for example, is said to help you sleep better. The majority of nightcaps and relaxation drinks nowadays are non-alcoholic beverages with relaxing components. They are regarded to be beverages that help people relax.
In a nutshell, drinks, whether alcoholic or non-alcoholic, is a very important part of our life. Even more so than we ever imagined. And they taste ever so good when they are kept in a good wine fridge. So keep drinking good and keep living good.