This article was published in hotelstudies.in on June 2020
Beverage is any Potable Liquid that we drink other than water is called as Beverage. They may be in the form of Stimulants like Tea, Coffee, Milk or as refreshers like Soft Drinks, Juices.
Classification of Beverage
Beverages can be further classified into two types
- Alcoholic Beverages
- Non-Alcoholic Beverages
Let’s discuss them further one by one.
Non- Alcoholic Beverages
The Beverages that does not contain any alcohol or we can say the beverages in which there is no alcohol or the alcoholic percentage is Zero.
Non Alcoholic Beverages are further classified as
The Beverages that refreshes our body are called as Refreshing Beverages. Example is Fresh lime Soda/water.
The beverages that stimulate the body fluids are called as Stimulating Beverages. Example is Tea, Coffee.
The Beverages that provides Nourishment to the body are called as Nourishing Beverages. Example Milk based drinks like bournvita, Hot chocolate, milkshake etc.
Classification of Alcoholic Beverages
Alcoholic Beverages are classified into two types
- Fermented Alcoholic Beverages.
- Distilled Alcoholic Beverages
Fermented Alcoholic Beverages
Fermented Alcoholic Beverages are made by the fermentation process. It is the process in which the sugar presents the product is converted into alcohol in the presence of Yeast releasing Carbon dioxide. Example Wine, Beer, Cider, Perry etc.
Distilled Alcoholic Beverages
The alcoholic beverages which are made by the distillation process are called as distilled alcoholic beverages. These beverages are first fermented and then the fermented liquid is further distilled. The beverages are distilled using either a Pot Still or a Patent Still. Examples Spirits like Whisky, Vodka, Rum, Gin, Tequila, Brandy Etc. They are also called spirits. Flavored and Sweetened spirits are called Liqueurs.