This article was published 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.

Beverages & Its Classification

Classification of Beverage

Beverages can be further classified into two types

  1. Alcoholic Beverages
  2. 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

  1. Refreshing
  2. Stimulating
  3. Nourishing

Refreshing Beverages

The Beverages that refreshes our body are called as Refreshing Beverages. Example is Fresh lime Soda/water.

Stimulating Beverages

The beverages that stimulate the body fluids are called as Stimulating Beverages. Example is Tea, Coffee.

Nourishing Beverages

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

  1. Fermented Alcoholic Beverages.
  2. 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.