Names for soft drinks in the United States While the term "soft drink" is commonly used in product labeling and on restaurant menus, in many countries these drinks are more commonly referred to by regional names, including carbonated drink, cool drink, cold drink, fizzy drink, fizzy juice, lolly water, pop, seltzer, soda, coke, soda pop, tonic, and mineral. In the United Statesthe Harvard Dialect Survey tracked the usage of the nine most common names.
Names for soft drinks in the United States While the term "soft drink" is commonly used in product labeling and on restaurant menus, in many countries these drinks are more commonly referred to by regional names, including carbonated drink, cool drink, cold drink, fizzy drink, fizzy juice, lolly water, pop, seltzer, soda, coke, soda pop, tonic, and mineral.
In the United Statesthe Harvard Dialect Survey tracked the usage of the nine most common names.
Over half of the survey respondents preferred the term "soda", which was dominant in the Northeastern United StatesCaliforniaand the areas surrounding Milwaukee and St. In Scotland, "fizzy juice" or even simply "juice" is colloquially encountered. In Australia and New Zealand"fizzy drink" or "soft drink" is typically used.
Given its carbonated content, it is also commonly called gaseosa, from agua gaseosa. History[ edit ] The origins of soft drinks lie in the development of fruit-flavored drinks. In the medieval Middle Easta variety of fruit-flavoured soft drinks were widely drunk, such as sharbatand were often sweetened with ingredients such as sugarsyrup and honey.
Other common ingredients included lemonapplepomegranatetamarindjujubesumacmuskmint and ice. Middle-Eastern drinks later became popular in medieval Europewhere the word "syrup" was derived from Arabic.
The Compagnie des Limonadiers of Paris was granted a monopoly for the sale of lemonade soft drinks in Vendors carried tanks of lemonade on their backs and dispensed cups of the soft drink to Parisians.
Carbonated drinks Equipment used by Joseph Priestley in his experiments on gases and the carbonation of water In the late 18th century, scientists made important progress in replicating naturally carbonated mineral waters.
InEnglishman Joseph Priestley first discovered a method of infusing water with carbon dioxide to make carbonated water  when he suspended a bowl of distilled water above a beer vat at a local brewery in LeedsEngland.
His invention of carbonated water also known as soda water is the major and defining component of most soft drinks. InPriestley published a paper entitled Impregnating Water with Fixed Air in which he describes dripping oil of vitriol or sulfuric acid as it is now called onto chalk to produce carbon dioxide gas, and encouraging the gas to dissolve into an agitated bowl of water.
Swedish chemist Torbern Bergman invented a generating apparatus that made carbonated water from chalk by the use of sulfuric acid. Thomas Henryan apothecary from Manchester, was the first to sell artificial mineral water to the general public for medicinal purposes, beginning in the s.
He founded the Schweppes Company in Geneva in to sell carbonated water,  and relocated his business to London in His drink soon gained in popularity; among his new found patrons was Erasmus Darwin. The earliest reference to carbonated ginger beer is in a Practical Treatise on Brewing.
The drinking of either natural or artificial mineral water was considered at the time to be a healthy practice, and was promoted by advocates of temperance. Pharmacists selling mineral waters began to add herbs and chemicals to unflavored mineral water.
They used birch bark see birch beerdandelionsarsaparillafruit extracts, and other substances. Flavorings were also added to improve the taste.
Mass market and industrialization[ edit ] An advertisement for Schweppes Mineral-Waters Soft drinks soon outgrew their origins in the medical world and became a widely consumed product, available cheaply for the masses. By the s there were more than fifty soft drink manufacturers — an increase from just ten in the previous decade.
Carbonated lemonade was widely available in British refreshment stalls in and in R. There was a Schweppes soda water fountain, situated directly at the entrance to the exhibition.
Tonic water was originally quinine added to water as a prophylactic against malaria and was consumed by British officials stationed in the tropical areas of South Asia and Africa. As the quinine powder was so bitter people began mixing the powder with soda and sugar, and a basic tonic water was created.
The first commercial tonic water was produced in Carbonated drink bottles are under great pressure from the gas, so inventors tried to find the best way to prevent the carbon dioxide or bubbles from escaping. The bottles could also explode if the pressure was too great.
Hiram Codd devised a patented bottling machine while working at a small mineral water works in the Caledonian RoadIslingtonin London in His Codd-neck bottle was designed to enclose a marble and a rubber washer in the neck. The bottles were filled upside down, and pressure of the gas in the bottle forced the marble against the washer, sealing in the carbonation.
The bottle was pinched into a special shape to provide a chamber into which the marble was pushed to open the bottle. This prevented the marble from blocking the neck as the drink was poured. This was boosted further by a Trade Show held in London in the same year.
By the licence was free to bottle manufacturers as long as they purchased the marbles, sealing rings and used his groove tool, and the mineral water firms they traded with had already bought a licence to use his bottle.
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