The beverage was always milk, and tall pitchers of it were constantly filled and emptied during this as well as the other meals.
The general beverage of the negro tribes is palm-wine.
Where there were many small children in a party, however, I noticed that the beverage obtained from the jar was milk,--real Orange County cow-produce, let us hope, and none of that sickly town-abomination, the vending of which ought to be made by our legislators a felony, at least.
Another alcoholic beverage, common in apple-growing districts, is cider.
The most important natural beverage is pure water; in fact it is the only one required.
The beverage most to my liking was always the carcara--juice flavoured with roasted kernels, something resembling coffee in taste.
Their chief beverage was barley beer, though, in the South, wine was used to some extent.