Welcome to you friends…..!!!! On this page our group will be doing the project of Chemistry which is on "BEVERAGES".


A drink, or beverage, is a liquid which is specifically prepared for human consumption. In addition to filling a basic human need, beverages form part of the culture of human society.Beverages can be futher classified as:-

  1. Soft drinks
  2. Fruit juices and drinks
  3. Hot beverages
  4. Miscellanea
  5. Alcoholic beverages
  6. Non-alcoholic beverages

SOFT DRINKS specifies a lack of alcohol by way of contrast to the term "hard drink" and the term "drink", the latter of which is nominally neutral but often carries connotations of alcoholic content. Beverages like colas, sparkling water, iced tea, lemonade, squash, and fruit punch are among the most common types of soft drinks, while hot chocolate, hot tea, coffee, milk, tap water, alcohol, and milkshakes do not fall into this classification. Many carbonated soft drinks are optionally available in versions sweetened with sugars or with non-caloric sweeteners.


FRUIT JUICES AND DRINKS are purely natural products with no or little additives therein. Citrus products such as Orange and Tangerine Juices are very familiar breakfast or anytime beverages. Grapefruit juices, pineapple, apple, grape, Lime and Lemon are all familiar products. Coconut water is a highly nutritious and refreshing juice. Many berry's are crushed and their juices mixed with water and sometimes sweetened. Raspberry, Blackberry, and Currants are often delectable juices drinks but the percentage of water also determines their nutritive value. Juices were probably mans most original drinks other than water. Grapes juice that was allowed to ferment produced the alcoholic drink wine (see below) Fruits are highly perishable and so the ability to create juices and carry/store them was of extreme value. Some fruits are highly acidic and cutting them with additional water and sugars or honey was often needed to make them palatable. Early storage of fruit juices was labor intensive requiring the crushing of the berries/fruits and the mixing of the resulting pure juices with sugars and bottling and capping them. Orange and Coconut water remain by far the most highly consumed juices on the market and are there because of their valuable nutrients and hydration abilities.


HOT BEVERAGE is any beverage which is normally served heated. This may be through the addition of a heated liquid, such as water or milk, or by directly heating the beverage itself. Some examples of hot beverages are:

  1. Coffee-based beverages
  2. Café au lait
  3. Cappuccino
  4. Coffee
  5. Espresso
  6. Frappé
  7. Flavored coffees (mocha etc.)

Miscellanea substances may be called either food or drink, and accordingly may be eaten with a spoon or drunk, depending upon their thickness and solutes.

  1. Buttermilk
  2. Soup
  3. Yogurt

An alcoholic beverage is a drink that contains ethanol, commonly known as alcohol (although in chemistry the definition of “alcohol” includes many other compounds).

Beer has been a part of human culture for 8,000 years. In Germany, Ireland, the United Kingdom, and many other European countries, drinking beer (and other alcoholic beverages) in a local bar or pub is a cultural tradition.


Non-alcoholic beverages are drinks that usually contain alcohol, such as beer and wine, but contain less than 0.5% alcohol by volume. This category includes low-alcohol beer, non-alcoholic wine, and apple cider.

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