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December 2020

Types of beverages – alcoholic and non-alcoholic


What is beverage and how it is classified?
The beverage is any potable liquid other than water. intended for human consumption. In addition to their basic function of satisfying thirst,

The beverage is a drink artificially prepared and of an agreeable flavor. The word “Beverage” has been derived from the Latin word “bever”

Beverages play important roles in human culture. Common types of drinks including plain drinking water, milk, coffee, tea, hot chocolate, juice, and soft drinks.

classification of beverages
Classification of beverages

Beverages may be further classified into two

  1. Alcoholic beverage
  2. Non-alcoholic beverage

1. Alcoholic beverage

An alcoholic beverage is a drink containing ethanol, a type of alcohol produced by fermentation of grains, fruits, or other sources of sugar. commonly-known as alcohol. Ethanol is a psychoactive drug, with a depressant effect.

Alcohol has been widely consumed since prehistoric times by people around the world, as a component of the standard diet, for hygienic or medical reasons, for its relaxant and euphoric effects, for recreational purposes, for artistic inspiration, as aphrodisiacs, and for other reasons.

Alcoholic beverages can be addictive and the state of addiction to ethanol is known as alcoholism.

Alcoholic beverages can be classified as

  • Fermented
  • Distilled
alcoholic beverages

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