The word drink is primarily a verb, meaning to ingest liquids, see Drinking.
As a noun, it refers to the liquid thus ingested. It is often used in a narrower sense to refer to alcoholic beverages (as both a verb and a noun).
Can also be used metaphorically, as in to drink in the scenery.
A beverage is a drink specifically prepared for human consumption. Almost always it largely consists of water. These include:
- Water, from the tap or from a bottle
- Soft drinks
- Sports drinks
- Dairy drinks, for example milk, yoghurt drink, chocolate milk, milkshake
- Alcoholic beverages
- Cocktails - mixed drinks
- Hot beverages, for example coffee, tea, hot chocolate, hot cider
See also: food, vacuum flask, Wikipedia Cocktail Guide.