The Drink Portal
A drink (or beverage) is a liquid intended for human consumption. In addition to their basic function of satisfying thirst, drinks play important roles in human culture. Common types of drinks include plain drinking water, milk, coffee, tea, hot chocolate, juice and soft drinks. In addition, alcoholic drinks such as wine, beer, and liquor, which contain the drug ethanol, have been part of human culture for more than 8,000 years.
Non-alcoholic drinks often signify drinks that would normally contain alcohol, such as beer and wine, but are made with less than .5 percent alcohol by volume. The category includes drinks that have undergone an alcohol removal process such as non-alcoholic beers and de-alcoholized wines.
|Lager (German: storage, camp, bearing etc.) is the more popular of two main types of beer; the other being ale. Traditionally, lager is stored (aging process) for at least three weeks before being served. It is a general term that includes several variations or styles, such as Pilsener, Vienna, and Märzen, which was brewed in March and stored for several months. In 1953, New Zealander Morton W. Coutts developed a process known as continuous fermentation. Continuous fermentation allowed the production of lager at a much faster pace, albeit with a reduction in flavor development. This development made possible the mass production of lager beer at a rate competitive with ales. As this technology was adopted worldwide, the light lager style emerged, quickly becoming the most popular style of beer in much of the industrialized world.
Since 1950, lager has displaced ale as the type of beer most consumed in the United Kingdom, and also constitutes the overwhelming majority of beer produced and sold in the United States, China, Japan, France, Italy, Russia and most, if not all, countries where beer is made and consumed.
The following are images from various drink-related articles on Wikipedia.
A fully supplied bar with various types of drinks
Gourds for drinking mate, Uruguay's national drink
Red wine is popular in France.
Classical Chinese tea set and three gaiwan
Fanta is a popular non-alcoholic soda in Germany.
A berele glass containing tej, which is a mead or honey wine brewed and consumed in Ethiopia.
Various views of a bottle of mezcal. The "worm", which is actually the larval form of the moth Hypopta agavis that lives on the agave plant, can be seen in the middle image, at the bottom of the bottle.
Kaapi, Indian filter coffee.
A hard cider produced in Michigan, U.S.
Peach kompot, traditional to eastern European countries like Bulgaria.
Kvass street vendor, R?ga, Latvia, 1977. This was a popular way of selling Kvass in former USSR republics.
A display of spirits in a supermarket
The new Seven Color Tea, a recent competitor for national drink of Bangladesh.
Bottles of Zhuyeqing (Chu Yeh Ching) baijiu produced in Shanxi, China
Various bottles and containers of Russian vodka
Espresso brewing, with a dark reddish-brown foam, called crema
Bosnian Coffee accessory manufacturers' small shops in Baar?ija - drink is important part of country's culture, and was major part of its economy in the past.
Thai iced tea is a popular drink in Thailand and in many parts of the world.
Boba (aka "bubble") tea, a national drink of Taiwan
Caipirinha is the national drink of Brazil and is made from cachaça, lime, and sugar.
A typical informal faikava in Tonga with the touʻa serving the men.
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"Flaming" cocktails contain a small amount of flammable high-proof alcohol which is ignited prior to consumption.
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Kola was used to make cola soft drinks, though today most of these mass-produced beverages use artificial flavourings. Some exceptions are Barr's Red Kola, Red Bull's new Simply Cola, Harboe Original Taste Cola, Foxon Park Kola, Blue Sky Organic Cola, Whole Foods Market 365 Cola, Sprecher's Puma Kola, Virgil's Real Cola, and Cricket Cola, the latter being made from kola nuts and green tea. In 2007, United Kingdom supermarket Tesco introduced an American Premium Cola that uses kola nuts, spices and vanilla.
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Drink and Beverage WikiProjects
WikiProject Food & Drink is an association of Wikipedians with an interest in culinary-related subjects. They have come together to co-ordinate the development of food and drink articles here on popflock.com resource as well as the many subjects related to food such as foodservice, catering and restaurants. If you wish to learn more about these subjects as well as get involved, please visit the Food & Drink Wikiproject page to see how you can help!
Beyond the general culinary interests, several groups of Wikipedians have banded together for beverage-specific projects covering their favorite types of drinks. If any of these subjects pique your interest, please feel free to visit their projects. These groups would love you to have you participate!