There’s no rhyme or reason to it, but for one reason or another, some of our favorite drinks are just morning drinks and some are afternoon drinks. That’s right, I don’t know how to articulate it, but it just feels weird to enjoy some drinks at different parts of the day. Not including alcoholic beverages (which should be enjoyed at any part of the day), here’s a brief breakdown.
Orange juice – morning drink. I can’t explain it, but there’s something about that citrussy, sugary jolt you get from OJ that just begs for you to enjoy it first thing in the morning. Ever try drinking OJ at night? Just tastes plain gross.
Apple juice – afternoon drink. That subtley sweet, yet crisp swig of your favorite childhood beverage is just what you need to brighten up your afternoon. I don’t know how to make this make sense, but apple juice is just too dark to drink before noon. Save it for the evenings.
Milk is such a morning drink, it’s not even funny. If you drink a glass of milk in the afternoon or evening, you are a certified psychopath. However, for some unexplainable reason, the clock resets and there is an exception made after 9:12pm- and then it’s totally ok to drink a glass of milk along with sleeve of your favorite cookies. Luckily milk and cookies is an all day acceptable thing, as is eating cereal with milk.
Lemonade – afternoon drink. Ok, even though the citrus from OJ hits in the morning, the citrus from lemonade hits soooo much better after 2pm. Bonus points if you mix it with some Iced Tea. Arnie Palmies are STRICTLY an afternoon bevvy.
Coffee – morning drink. Gotta start your day with some of that electric morning Joe. However, exceptions include single shots of espresso in the afternoon/after a meal. But don’t you dare go around drinking a latte or cappuccino at 3:30pm. That’s just gross.
Tea – afternoon drink. Tea is such an afternoon drink, there’s literally an entire national culture in England built around this phenomenon called “Afternoon Tea.”
What other drinks did I forget? Let me know in the comments.