NATIONAL CARBONATED BEVERAGE WITH CAFFEINE DAY
Unique food holidays, such as National Carbonated Beverage With Caffeine Day, give us opportunities to break out of our everyday norms. On November 19th, explore the variety of carbonated beverages with caffeine.
Some people cannot have caffeine due to medical reasons, and others choose to avoid caffeine as a personal choice. Then there are the millions of people who reach for the caffeine every morning and sometimes all day long. The same applies to carbonated beverages. Today’s celebration combines the two of them.
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 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 for 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 some makers can add some fizz to cold-brewed coffee these days. In addition, 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 are 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. So you get the caffeine and brain freeze all in one. What more could you want?
- There is a whole lineup of rum and cola drinks. Any one of them is bound to hit the spot.
- One name brand combines our favorite hot caffeinated beverage with our favorite carbonated one.
It’s the best way to Celebrate Every Day®! Use #CarbonatedBeverageWithCaffeineDay to post on social media.
NATIONAL CARBONATED BEVERAGE WITH CAFFEINE DAY HISTORY
National Day Calendar® continues researching the origins of this refreshing beverage holiday.
Carbonated & Caffeine FAQ
Q. What is in the bubbles found in carbonated beverages?
A. Carbonated beverages are infused with carbon dioxide. When you open a pressurized can or bottle, you release the carbon dioxide gas creating little bubbles.
Q. Why are carbonated drinks called soft drinks?
A. Not all soft drinks are carbonated, and not all carbonated drinks are soft drinks. The term “soft drink” refers to sweetened beverages that do not contain alcohol. The term “hard drink” refers to alcoholic beverages.
November 19th Celebrated (And Not So Celebrated) History
The Corps of Discovery led by Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark reaches the Pacific Ocean.
At the request of David Wills, President Abraham Lincoln gives 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 19th Celebrated (And Not So Celebrated) Birthdays
Louise Dahl-Wolfe – 1895
The fashion and freelance photographer produced stunning color images published in Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Sports Illustrated, and more.
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.