Beverages

A drink, or beverage, is a kind of liquid which is specifically prepared for human consumption. There are many groups for drinks. It can be divided into various groups such as plain water, alcohol, non alcoholic drinks, soft drinks (carbonated drinks), fruit or vegetable juices and hot drinks. In addition to fulfilling a basic need, drinks form part of the culture of human society.

Affogato

An affogato (Italian, drowned) is a coffee-based beverage. It usually takes the form of a scoop of vanilla gelato or ice cream topped with a shot of hot espresso. Some variations also include a shot of Amaretto or other liqueur.

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Almond Iced Coffee

The arrival of summer necessitates iced coffee. Add homemade Almond Iced Coffee to the list of essentials in your fridge with this easy to make and refreshing cool drink.

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Atol de Platano – Hot Plantain Beverage

Plantains are firmer and lower in sugar than regular bananas, and while bananas are usually eaten raw, plantains are mostly cooked. You can use green plantain to make tostones, but the riper the fruit, the sweeter the taste of this Caribbean and Latin American cuisine staple. In the case of Atol de Platano, use ripe plantains. You’ll know they are ready to use when the peel turns black. This beverage can be served at any time of day.

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Avena Oatmeal Drink

Avena is a South American beverage prepared with stewed oatmeal, milk, water, cinnamon, clove and sugar.

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Ayran – Turkish Yoghurt Drink

Ayran is a cold yoghurt beverage mixed with salt. In addition to Turkey, where it is considered a national drink, ayran is found in Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, the Balkans, Lebanon, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Kyrgyzstan, and across the Caucasus.

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Bloody Caesar

A Caesar or Bloody Caesar is a cocktail created and primarily consumed in Canada. It typically contains vodka, Clamato (a proprietary blend of tomato juice and clam broth), hot sauce and Worcestershire sauce, and is served with ice in a large, celery salt-rimmed glass, typically garnished with a stalk of celery and wedge of lime.

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Bloody Mary

A Bloody Mary is a popular cocktail containing vodka, tomato juice, and usually other spices or flavourings such as Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco sauce, piri piri sauce, beef consommé or bouillon, horseradish, celery, olive, salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper, lemon juice, and celery salt.

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Clamato Juice

Clamato is a drink made of reconstituted tomato juice concentrate flavoured with spices and clam broth.

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Doogh – Persian Yoghurt Drink

Yoghurt is not just for smoothies or frozen treats. In the Middle-East and Mediterranean, yoghurt is a staple in the diet. It is served as a side dish, appetiser, marinade and dessert. It is consumed for breakfast, lunch and dinner. And, it is also used in drinks.

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Green Giant Summer Smoothie

A delicious green smoothie to help you cool on a hot summers day – and its healthy too !!

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Mango Lassi – Mango and Yoghurt Smoothie

Mango Lassi is a thick, sweet and creamy mango and yoghurt drink, a refreshing Indian summer drink, that can also be used as a dessert after and Indian meal. You can add extra sweetness to it, if you like, with sugar or honey. If you’re making it for kids and want to avoid the sugar, use unsweetened fruit juice or pulp.

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Peach Ice Cream Soda

One of the great pleasures of the warming weather is the pleasant smell of summer fruits. Combine a few fresh peaches and a scoop or two of ice cream, add some peach soda and you have a truly remarkable drink to enjoy on a hot summers day.

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Sujeonggwa – Korean Ginger Persimmon Punch

Cinnamon-Ginger Tea (Sujeong Gwa, 수정과), traditionally garnished with dried persimmons and pine nuts, is a delightful sweet treat served at special occasions throughout Korea.

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TGI Friday’s Ultimate Mudslide

Get swept into a chocolate-laced avalanche of Kahlùa, Smirnoff vodka, Baileys and ice cream.

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Thai Coconut Iced Tea

Make refreshing Thai Coconut Iced Tea with this easy recipe, one of the best ways to cool down on a hot day.

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