energy drink


Definition of energy drink

: a usually carbonated beverage that typically contains caffeine and other ingredients (such as taurine and ginseng) intended to increase the drinker's energy

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Coke also transferred ownership of its energy drinks business, including NOS and Full Throttle, to Monster. Jennifer Maloney, WSJ, "Coke to Launch Its Own Energy Drinks. Monster Cries Foul," 8 Nov. 2018 Nonalcoholic drinks—including energy drinks and nonalcoholic beers—already make up more than 10% of the Bud brewer’s volumes. Jennifer Maloney, WSJ, "As Americans Drink Less Alcohol, Booze Makers Look Beyond the Barrel," 17 Jan. 2019 The organic sodas will cost the same as the energy drink. Zlati Meyer, USA TODAY, "Red Bull launches its own line of organic sodas, most of it (gasp!) not caffeinated," 27 Mar. 2018 Russell Weiner, creator of Rockstar energy drink, has put a Beverly Hills mansion that once belonged to pop icon Madonna back on the market for $35 million. Jack Flemming,, "Creator of Rockstar energy drink re-lists Madonna’s old 90210 compound for $35 million," 8 June 2018 In recent decades, teens have shifted from milk to soda, then to Gatorade and other sports drinks and recently to energy drinks like Monster and Red Bull. Washington Post, "Fewer US teens smoking, doing drugs ... and drinking milk," 14 June 2018 Gone are the days when hardcore gamers were relegated to their parents' basements, sipping energy drinks and munching on Hot Pockets while smashing away on their keyboards until the wee hours of the morning. Stephan Wiebe, Anchorage Daily News, "Anchorage gamer receives ‘esports’ scholarship to play video game in college," 20 May 2017 All trips via the Company’s shuttles this month were subsidized by the energy drink. Verge Staff, The Verge, "Seven scary stories to tell by the light of your screen," 31 Oct. 2018 Short stresses not to rely on energy drinks or coffee to power you through your trip. NBC News, "How to tell if you're too tired to drive — and what to do if you are," 8 July 2018

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1904, in the meaning defined above

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