Drinks and Beverages

When you are thirsty, a glass of chilled water comes to mind. Or it may be a bottle of soda or even a glass of wine. There are so many types of drinks and beverages out there that you are truly spoiled for choice.

Drinks are essential to your diet as staying well-hydrated is optimum for maintaining good health. To that end, water is the healthiest drink and has zero calories. Numerous other non-alcoholic beverages are equally healthy. Of course, the alcoholic ones have their own charm.

Here is a list of the best-known drinks that preside at the dinner table at restaurants and homes worldwide.

Types of Drinks and Beverages

Different Types of Drinks and Beverages

Non-alcoholic Drinks

In the US (and most of the world), a drink with less than 0.5% alcohol by volume (ABV) is considered non-alcoholic. 

  • Water
  • Tea
  • Herbal teas
  • Coffee
  • Milk
  • Sparkling water
  • Soda and carbonated drinks
  • Hot Chocolate
  • Juices
  • Smoothies
  • Mocktails
  • Milkshakes
  • Energy drinks
  • Tonic water
  • Coconut Water

Alcoholic Drinks

  • Beer
  • Cider
  • White Wine
  • Red Wine
  • Ale
  • Hard Liquors (whisky, vodka, brandy, gin, rum)
  • Mixed drinks and cocktails

Teas, coffees, and fruit juices are typically drunk in the morning, while a bottle of wine is more likely to complement your dinner. However, these things vary between different countries and cultures. But through it all, the most popular drinks and beverages remain the same.