A drink or beverage is a liquid intended for 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, coffee, tea, hot chocolate, juice and soft drinks. In addition, alcoholic drinks such as wine, beer, and liquor have been part of human culture for more than 8,000 years.
Drinking has been a large part of socializing throughout the centuries. In Ancient Greece, a social gathering for the purpose of drinking was known as a symposium, where watered wine would be drunk.