A drink or beverage is a liquid intended for human consumption.
In addition to their basic function of satisfying thirst, drinks play important roles in human culture . Common types of drinks include plain drinking water , milk , juices, coffee , tea , hot chocolate and soft drinks. In addition, alcoholic drinks such as wine , beer , and liquor , which contain the drug ethanol, have been part of human culture and development for 8,000 years.
Non-alcoholic drinks often signify drinks that would normally contain alcohol , such as beer and wine , but are made with less than .5 percent alcohol by volume. The category includes drinks that have undergone an alcohol removal process such as non-alcoholic beers and de-alcoholized wines.