A beverage is a liquid prepared for human consumption intended for consumption by people. This can also include other liquids that are meant to be drunk by the people who are participating in a specific activity. In addition to their primary function of satisfying thirst, beverages also play significant roles in modern society. Common varieties of beverages available for purchase include soft drinks, ice-cream, juice, milk and coffee. Traditionally, warm beverages such as tea, coffee and hot chocolate have always been consumed with this beverage.
Over the past few decades, the beverage industry has undergone tremendous changes as a result of various marketing strategies used by different beverage companies. One strategy that has become popular among many beverage companies is the use of the energy drink as an advertising and marketing strategy. Energy drinks are low in sugar content and so provide a good source of energy to the users, besides acting as an energy supplement on demand. Thus companies producing energy drinks try to advertise these beverages as sports drinks plus energy supplement, thereby making these drinks extremely popular among the younger generation.
Another beverage business that has experienced tremendous growth in recent years is the alcohol industry. Although the sale of alcoholic beverages is largely controlled by the government, the demand for alcoholic beverages is still very high and is increasing every year. As a result, there are many beverage companies producing a range of different types of alcoholic beverages in different flavors, colors and varieties. There are even companies producing distilled alcoholic beverages under the name V8.