A beverage is a cool liquid intended for consumption. In addition to their primary purpose of quenching thirst, beverages also play important social roles in modern society. Modern individuals consume beverages in large amounts every day. Common varieties of beverages are juice, milk, and soda. Traditionally, warm beverages such as tea, coffee, and hot chocolate were served to guests.
Today, it has become common practice for guests to receive a beverage, whether it is tea coffee or hot chocolate, at any meal or party. In many homes, the refrigerator is filled with a variety of beverages such as tea, coffee, and fruit juices. In offices and businesses, a beverage cooler is considered a staple item and often found in drawers, desks, and pantries. Even in public locations such as movie theaters and hospitals, drink coolers are used to keep cold or hot beverages within easy reach.
Beverage in today’s world has come a long way from its traditional definitions. Although wine and beer were the first alcoholic beverages, other drinks such as juice, soft drinks, and iced teas have become popular choices in beverage selection. Most Americans enjoy a wide variety of alcoholic beverages, including wine, beer, and cocktail. A few popular brands and distributors are distilled spirits giant vodka, liquor store chain Beam and Tequila producer Diageo.