The word drink is primarily a verb, meaning to ingest liquids. 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. These include:
- Juice and Juice drinks
- Carbonated drinks
- Sports drinks
- Dairy drinks
- Alcoholic beverages
see also Wikipedia Cocktail Guide