Any liquid that can quench the thirst are called beverage.Beverage is any kind of liquid.
We are always taking water, Water is a beverage item. Water, tea, coffee, milk, juice, beer and any kind of drinks item are listed in beverage items. Actually, beverage means any kind of Liquid item.
The word Beverage is a noun. Beverage can be hot and clod or an alcohol item and the beverage can be used for every thing that you can drink but sometimes it’s define gone to style of drinks like soft drinks.
The word Beverage is used as a replacement for the word of drink in the restaurant, bars or in shops, if some want to get non alcoholic beverage then he/she will get cold or hot beverage and if some one want to get alcoholic beverage then he/ she will get wine, spirit or beer etc. In many countries in the word drink is used as the word beverage.
Literally, any drinkable liquid containing ½ to 75 percent of alcohol by
volume is an alcoholic beverage. Potable alcohol is gained by:
- Fermentation: Sugar in fruit or in grain (developed by germination and malting) is converted by the action of bacteria into alcohol. Carbon-di-oxide is a by product and can be retained as in Beers and Champagne or released as in still wines.
- Distillation: A fermented mash of fruit or grain is heated. Alcohol which evaporates at a lower temperature than water can be trapped and condensed to a liquid by cooling. Pure alcohol has no color, taste or smell and is used in compounding other beverages i.e. Liqueurs and cordials (sweetened after dinner drinks). All distillates are colorless (clear). The colors to be found in alcoholic beverages are arrived at during the aging process brought about through contact with smoke or smoked wood or by steeping the flavoring agent in the distilled spirit.
Proof spirit means a measure of the alcoholic content of a beverage. The term originally arose from the old customary method of checking alcohol content. The liquid was applied to gun powder and if when touched with flame, the gun-powder ignited, the liquid was termed 100% proof and 57% by volume when bottled. Examples of fermented beverages are wines from
grapes, beer from grains such as barley, maize, etc. Distilled and fermented beverages are called spirits. If wines are distilled they are called Brandy.
Rum, Gin, Vodka, Tequila, Whisky are examples of spirits. Each drink is based on a different starch bearing ingredient.
- Rum is based on SUGARCANE.
- Gin is based on JUNIPER BERRIES.
- Vodka is based on POTATOES or CEREALS.
- Whisky is based on OATS, RYE,CORN or most famously from germinated, roasted barley called MALT.
- Tequila is based on AGAVE.
- Brandy is based on MASH, JUICE or WiINE OF GRAPES.
An alcohol-free or non-alcoholic drink, also known as a temperance drink, is a version of an alcoholic drink made without alcohol, or with the alcohol removed or reduced to almost zero.
- Stimulating—Tea, coffee
- Refreshing—Aerated water, syrups and squashes
- Nourishing or Health Drink—Milk and milk based drinks, fruit juices.
- Tea is most universally consumed of all beverages. There are two types—black and green. Black tea can be drunk hot with sugar and milk or lime or lemon. It has a much stronger taste than green tea. Green Tea (Chinese tea can be drunk plain (no sugar, lemon or milk) and though out meal. Spiced tea is a sweetened mixture of tea, delicately seasoned with orange and lemon rinds and cinnamon and cloves.
- Coffee like tea is also a universally consumed beverage. The addition of a quantity of milk or cream to black coffee reduces its stimulating properties and turns it into real food. Filtering: Coffee experts consider filtering the best method of extracting the soluble essence of ground coffee. –coffee should be ground just before being made, otherwise it looses its aroma. –coffee kept too long in coffee urns tends to loose aroma, taste and flavor. Espresso Coffee is an extract of coffee obtained by passing hot water and steam under intense pressure through tightly packed, finely ground coffee with the help of an espresso coffee machine.
- Squashes and Syrups:
- Aerated Water: Water + Flavoring agent + Carbon Dioxide (CO2 makes them fizzy). They include drinks such as—lemonade, Orangeade, Dry ginger ale, Tonic, Soda, Thumbs Up, Mineral water.
- Milkshakes are a combination of cream, fresh creamed possibly fruits and syrups. They are prepared my blending in an electric blender. The flavor is imparted by the ice-cream, chocolate or by the fruit, ex. Mango, and banana.
- Fresh Juices