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Unique food holidays, such as National Carbonated Beverage With Caffeine Day, give us opportunities to break out of our everyday norm. On November 19th, explore the variety of carbonated beverages with caffeine.  

Some people cannot have caffeine due to medical reasons. However, others choose to avoid caffeine for their own reasons. Then millions of people who like their caffeine very much.  The same is true with the carbonation in beverages. Today’s celebration combines the two of them together.

In 1767, Englishman Joseph Priestly suspended a bowl of distilled water above a beer vat at a local brewery in Leeds, England. His experiment led to the discovery of a method of infusing water with carbon dioxide to make carbonated water. Priestly’s invention of carbonated water is the major and defining component of most soft drinks.

Caffeine acts as a central nervous system stimulant, temporarily warding off drowsiness and restoring alertness. Ninety percent of adults in North America consume caffeine daily.  Some people notice sleep disruption after drinking beverages containing caffeine. Though, others see no disturbance at all.

Other terms bor carbonated beverages include sparkling, bubbly or effervescent. Almost any beverage can be carbonated, though not every beverage should be carbonated. Sodas are the most common caffeinated carbonated drinks, but these days some makers can even add some fizz to cold-brewed coffee. Certain sparkling waters infuse flavors and add caffeine for that extra boost. 

HOW TO OBSERVE #CarbonatedBeverageWithCaffeineDay

Enjoy your favorite carbonated and caffeinated beverage. Pour it over ice for a cold and invigorating refreshment. Invite someone to join you and toast the day. Are you looking for some ways to mix up your carbonated beverage with caffeine? Well, we’ll help you out a bit then.

  • Wine and soda together is nothing new. It’s a spritzer. Only this time, you’re adding a caffeinated soda to the ice, wine, and garnish.
  • Ice cream soda is a classic cold beverage and it comes caffeinated. You get the caffeine and brain freeze all in one. What more could you want?
  • There is a whole line up of rum and cola drinks. Anyone of them is bound to hit the spot.
  • If you really love your caffeine, just wait. One name brand is combining our favorite hot caffeinated beverage with our favorite carbonated one. Will it be epic? Only time will tell.

It’s the best way to Celebrate Every Day®! Use #CarbonatedBeverageWithCaffeineDay to post on social media.


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November 19 History


The Corps of Discovery lead by Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark reached the Pacific Ocean.


At the request of David Wills, President Abraham Lincoln gave a brief speech at the dedication of a cemetery for soldiers in Gettysburg, VA. The speech is known today as the Gettysburg Address.


Samuel Goldwyn and Edgar Selwyn establish Goldwyn Pictures.


The National Review publishes its first issue. The semi-monthly conservative magazine was founded by William F. Buckley Jr.


Apollo 12 astronauts Pete Conrad and Alan Bean become the third and fourth humans to walk on the moon. Though not a secret mission by any means, the record of the trip is forgotten by many. Partially due to timing and partially because most of the film record of the mission was lost when the camera was destroyed. Bean accidentally pointed it toward the sun while exploring the moon. However, there are audio recordings and transcripts of the successful mission. 


One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest starring Jack Nicholson and Louis Fletcher is released. The Milos Forman-directed film is based on the novel by Ken Kesey and would win an Academy Award for Best Picture.

November 19 Birthdays

Louise Dahl-Wolfe – 1895

The fashion and freelance photographer produced stunning color images published in Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Sports Illustrated, and more.

Elizabeth Stern – 1915

The pathologist’s research into cervical cancer led to early identification of the disease making it one of the most treatable types of cancers.

Ted Turner – 1938

In 1980, the media magnate co-founded Cable News Network, the first 24-hour news channel.

Ahmad Rashad – 1949

The wide receiver played 10 seasons in the NFL. His athletic career turned to television where he hosted several shows and also served as a sports analyst.

Eileen Collins – 1956

In the world of flight, Collins is a woman of many firsts. She was the Air Force’s first female flight instructor. In 1995, she became the first woman to pilot a U.S. space shuttle. In 1999, she logged another first when she became the first woman to command a shuttle mission.

Jack Dorsey – 1976

The entrepreneur co-founded Twitter and founded the financial payment company Square.