Things That Are Liquid

Welcome to our list of things that are liquid!

Liquids are a category of state of matter (the others being solid, plasma and gas). Liquids conform to the shape of their container and can have different densities, opacities and viscosities. We’ve included as many liquids as we could possibly think of in this list, so we hope you find what you’re after here!

Here’s a visual list of things that are liquid:

Hopefully that visual list of liquid things was useful! Here’s a longer and more descriptive list of things that are liquid:

  • Blood: A bodily fluid that delivers nutrients and oxygen to our cells.
  • Honey: A viscous substance made by bees that is commonly used as a sweetener.
  • Wine: An alcoholic beverage made from fermented grapes.
  • Water: A transparent, odourless, tasteless liquid.  
  • Mercury: A chemical element with a silvery appearance.
  • Oil: A liquid chemical that doesn’t mix with water.
  • Soy Milk: A non-dairy milk replacement made from soybeans.
  • Almond Milk: A non-dairy milk replacement made from almonds.
  • Coconut Milk: A non-dairy milk replacement made from coconut.
  • Macadamia Milk: A non-dairy milk replacement made from macadamias.
  • Hazelnut Milk: A non-dairy milk replacement made from hazelnuts.
  • Acetone: A liquid commonly used as a solvent, thinner or paint stripper.
  • Coffee: A caffeinated drink available in many different varieties.
  • Alcohol: A type of beverage that affects the brain’s chemicals.  
  • Urine: A bodily fluid which is a by-product of our metabolism.
  • Champagne: French bubbly wine.
  • Brandy: A spirit that is made by distilling wine.
  • Gasoline: Also known as gas or petrol. A flammable liquid commonly used as fuel.
  • Sparkling Water: Also known as carbonated water or soda water. Water that contains dissolved carbon dioxide, making the water bubbly.
  • Rubbing Alcohol: Alcohol that is used as a topical antiseptic.
  • Juice: The liquid squeezed from fruit and vegetables.
  • Coconut Water: Also known as coconut juice.
  • Fruit Drink: A juice mix that includes only 10% juice.
  • Fruit Squash: A juice mix that includes 25% juice mixed with water and sugar.
  • Fruit Cordial: A fruit-flavoured drink that doesn’t actually need to have any juice in it at all.
  • Fruit Syrup: A fruit crushed into a puree, fermented and then heated with sugar.
  • Smoothie: A drink made from pureed fruit and vegetables. Usually also has some kind of milk, ice and nutritional supplements in it.
  • Slushie: Also known as a slush, slushy or slushee. Crushed ice flavoured with juice and syrup.
  • Fruit Nectar: A mix of fruit pulp, water and sugar.
  • Fruit Sherbet: Diluted and sweetened fruit juice.
  • Cider: An alcoholic drink made from fermented apples.
  • Hot Chocolate: Also known as drinking chocolate, cocoa or chocolate tea. A hot drink including melted chocolate and usually topped with marshmallows and whipped cream.
  • Iced Chocolate: A cold version of hot chocolate.
  • Melted Chocolate: Chocolate that’s been heated to the point of becoming liquid.
  • Tea: A hot beverage made by pouring hot or boiling water over dried and aged tea leaves.
  • Beer: An alcoholic rink made from cereal grains.
  • Kombucha: A fermented tea drink.
  • Mocktail: A non-alcoholic version of a cocktail.
  • Cocktail: A mixed alcoholic drink. Usually a combo of spirits, fruit juice and/or flavoured syrup.
  • Milkshake: A sweet drink made from milk, ice cream, syrup and other sweeteners.
  • Tomato Sauce: A type of sauce made mostly of tomatoes.
  • Custard: A thick type of cream commonly used to fill pastries.
  • Lemon Curd: A type of dessert topping with a sweet and tangy taste.
  • Compote: A dessert consisting of fruit soaked in sugar syrup.
  • Lemonade: A lemon-flavoured soft drink.
  • Fanta: A sugary orange soft drink.
  • Ginger Beer: A sweet, ginger-flavoured soft drink.
  • Ice Cream Float: Also known as an ice cream soda. A drink where ice cream is mixed with soft drink.
  • Cream Soda: A raspberry and vanilla soft drink.
  • Lucozade: A type of energy drink.
  • Root Beer: A sweet, musky soft drink made from the root bark of the Sassafras tree.
  • Coca Cola: A brand of soft drink.
  • Pepsi: A type of soft drink that is a direct competitor to Coca Cola.
  • Red Bull: A sweet energy drink.
  • Cough Syrup: Liquid medicine to help with coughs and colds.
  • Cold and Flu Medicine: Liquid medicine to help with coughs and colds.
  • Nasal Spray: A spray used to deliver medicine to the nasal cavity.
  • Gin: An alcoholic drink that has been distilled and is flavoured with juniper berries.
  • Liqeur: An alcohol compsed of distilled spirits and flavoured with sugar, fruits, spices and herbs.
  • Rum: An alcohol made from fermented and distilled sugarcane.
  • Pina Colada: A sweet cocktail made with coconut, pineapple, rum and ice.
  • Margarita: A cocktail made from tequila, orange, lime and salt.
  • Port Wine: A fortified, sweet wine. Often served as a dessert wine.
  • Sherry: A type of sweet dessert wine.
  • Energy Drink: A drink with stimulants (usually caffeine).
  • Protein Shake: A drink with protein powder mixed into it.
  • Lassi: A drink made of yoghurt, spices, water and fruit.
  • Absinthe: A distilled alcoholic beverage with a very high alcohol content.
  • Amaretto: A sweet liquer which is sometimes added to coffee.
  • Cognac: A type of French brandy.
  • Kahlua: A coffee liquer from Mexico.
  • Sambuca: An anise-flavoured liquer from Italy.
  • Wine Cooler: An alcoholic drink made from fruit juice and wine.
  • Red Wine: A wine made from darker-coloured grapes.
  • White Wine: Wine made from green grapes.
  • Long Island Iced Tea: A drink made from vodka, tequila, gin, cola and light rum.
  • Vermouth: A fortified wine flavoured with herbs, spices, seeds and sometimes flowers.  
  • Ouzo: An anise-flavoured aperitif.
  • Sake: Japanese rice wine.
  • Tequila: A distilled alcohol made from blue agave.
  • Vodka: A clear, distilled alcohol made mostly of water and ethanol.
  • Alcopop: Alcoholic drinks with with a generally low alcohol content.
  • Barley Wine: A stronge ale made from grain.
  • Rice Wine: A fermented alcohol made from rice. Used in cooking as well as being drunk by itself.
  • Plum Wine:  A fermented alcohol made from plums.
  • Martini: A cocktail made with gin and vermouth, usually garnished with an olive or lemon wedge.
  • Whiskey: An alcohol made from fermented grain.  
  • Sprite: A fizzy soft drink owned by Cocoa-Cola.
  • Cherry Cola: Cola mixed with cherry-flavoured syrup.
  • Sarsaparilla: A soft drink made from Smilax plants. Similar to root beer with a vanilla, musky taste.
  • Cabernet Sauvignon: A famous type of red wine.
  • Shiraz: A popular type of red wine.
  • Dessert Wine: Also known as pudding wine. A type of sweet wine that is usually served with dessert.
  • Sparkling Wine: Also known as champagne or bubbly. Usually either white wine or rose.
  • Merlot: A red wine made from dark blue-coloured grapes.
  • Pinot Noir: A type of red wine.
  • Mojito: A type of cocktail served in a highball glass. Is usually made with white rum, sugar, soda water, mint and lime juice. Popular as a summer drink.
  • Balsamic Vinegar: A very dark and concentrated vinegar made from grape must (freshly crushed, pulpy grape juice).
  • Barley Malt Syrup: An unrefined sweetener made from malted barley. About half as sweet as white sugar.
  • Broth: A thin, watery, clear soup.
  • Bitters: An alcoholic mix flavoured with botanicals, herbs and spices. Usually has a bitter, sour or bittersweet flavour profile. Used to mix into other drinks.
  • Bourbon: An American type of aged whiskey made from corn.
  • Cane Juice: Sweet juice made from pressed sugarcane.
  • Chablis: A type of French wine.
  • Chianti: A variety of wine that comes from Tuscany.
  • Claret: A type of red Bordeaux wine.
  • Club Soda: Unflavoured fizzy water which is typically used as a drink mixer.
  • Cointreau: An orange-flavoured French liquer.
  • Corn Syrup: A sweet syrup made from corn starch. Commonly used as a sweetener.
  • Cranberry Juice: Juice from pressed cranberries, commonly mixed with sugar and other fruit juices.
  • Treacle: A thick, sweet syrup. Comes in pale and dark varieties (the darker varieties have a more bitter flavour).
  • Dashi: A type of Japanese soup stock that is used as the base for miso soup.
  • Distilled Vinegar:A type of vinegar used mostly for cooking.
  • Ethanol: Also known as grain alcohol, drinking alcohol, or just alcohol.
  • Fortified Wine: A type of wine where a spirit (usually brandy) has been added.
  • Frangelico: A herbal Italian liquer flavoured with hazelnut.
  • Herbal Wine: Wine mixed with herbal flavours, spices, seeds and flowers.
  • Honey Wine: An alcohol made with fermented honey and sometimes flavoured with fruits, grains, hops or spices.
  • Lemon Juice: Juice extracted from lemons.
  • Lime Juice: Juice extracted from limes.
  • Limoncello: A lemon-flavoured Italian liquer.
  • Maple Syrup: A sweet syrup made from the sap of maple trees (usually sugar maple, red maple or black maple).
  • Mead: An alcohol made by mixing fermented honey with water.
  • Midori: A Japanese, melon-flavoured alcohol famous for its green colour.
  • Molasses: Dark treacle.
  • Moonshine: Slang for illicitly made alcohol.
  • Moscato: A sparkling Italian wine.
  • Pale Ale: A fermented beer made from pale malt.
  • Sambuca: An anise-flavoured, Italian alcohol.
  • Seltzer Water: Also known as carbonated water, sparkling water or fizzy water. This is water that contains carbon gioxide gas, making the water bubbly.
  • Umeboshi Vinegar: Vinegar flavoured with pickled ume fruits.
  • Verjus: Acidic juice made from unripe grapes and other sour fruit.
  • Affogato: An Italian, coffee-based dessert consisting of a scoop of ice cream with a shot of hot espresso.
  • Ristretto: A shot of highly concentrated espresso. Has a finer grind with half as much water.
  • Americano: A style of coffee made by adding espresso to hot water.
  • Caffe Latte: Also known just as latte. A type of coffee made with espresso and steamed milk.
  • Mocha: A coffee drink that has chocolate and milk.
  • Cappuccino: A coffee based on espresso with steamed milk foam.
  • Cold Brew: A method of making cold coffee.
  • Macchiato: Espresso coffee with milk.
  • Frappe: A milkshake with ice cream.
  • Black Tea: A type of tea that is more oxidised than green and white teas. Generally stronger and more bitter in taste.
  • White Tea: A type of tea with either very young leaves or leaves that have had minimal processing.
  • Green Tea: Tea made from dried camellia sinensis leaves.
  • Herbal Tea: Also known as tisanes. Tea made from indused herbs, spices, dried fruit and leaves.
  • Bouillon: A type of simple broth.
  • Rooibos: A type of African red tea. Also known as bush tea, red tea or redbush tea.
  • Espresso: An Italian coffee which is generally thicker than other coffees.
  • Cordial: Refers to a variety of sweet drinks than can be alcoholic or non-alcoholic.
  • Grog: An alcohol usually made with water and rum.
  • Monster: An American energy drink.
  • Mother: An energy drink sold in Australia and New Zealand.
  • Rockstar: An energy drink owned by Pepsi.
  • Saliva: Also known as spit. A liquid secreted by our salivary glands. Is important in the digestive process.
  • Sweat: Also known as perspiration. Fluid produced by sweat glands and used as a means of bodily heat regulation.
  • Transmission Fluid: Also known as hydraulic fluid. The liquid that transfers power in hydraulic machinery.
  • Beard Oil: A moisturising oil that is used to groom and soften beards.  
  • Mineral Oil: A colourless, odourless oil from a mineral source (usually petroleum). Used in cosmetics, body care, food prep, medicine, mechanical and industrial fields.
  • Motor Oil: Also engine oil or engine lubricant. A mix of oils used for lubricating internal combustion engines.
  • Grease: A type of oily lubricant that is semisolid.
  • Kerosene: Also known as coal oil, paraffin or lamp oil. A combustible liquid extracted from petroleum.               
  • Daiquiri: A type of cocktail where the main ingredients are rum, lime juice and sugar.
  • Yakult: A sweet probiotic drink.
  • Non-Newtonian Fluids: A liquid that doesn’t follow Newton’s law of viscosity – so viscosity can change to more liquid or more solid.
  • Guiness: A dark and dry stout of Irish origin.
  • Chendol: A sweet, icy dessert consisting of jelly, coconut milk and rock sugar.
  • Raksi:A distilled alcoholic drink that is often homemade.
  • Bubble Tea: Also known as pearl milk tea, boba or bubble milk tea. A usually chilled tea that is sweetened and has sago balls inside.
  • Eggnog: Also known as milk punch or egg milk punch. A thick, cold drink traditionally made with cream, sugar, milk and egg. Alcohol is sometimes added.
  • Kool Aid: A sweet drink mix.
  • Old-Fashioned: A cocktail that consists of sugar, bitters, whisky or brandy, cherry and citrus.
  • Negroni: An Italian cocktail made of gin, red vermouth and campari. Generally garnished with orange peel.
  • Grenache: A type of red wine.
  • Sauvignon Blanc: A type of white wine.
  • Verdelho: A type of white wine.
  • Semillon: A type of dry and sweet white wine.
  • Chardonnay: A crisp, oaky white wine.
  • Riesling:A dry, sweet and aromatic white wine.
  • Rose: A wine that retains some of the color from grape skins, but not enough to be classed as a red wine.
  • Passiona: A passionfruit-flavoured soft drink.
  • Citron: Juice from citron fruit.
  • Jarritos: A Mexican soft drink that comes in varying fruit flavours.
  • Sunkist: An orange-flavoured soft drink.
  • Mountain Dew: A soft drink owned by Pepsi.
  • Dr. Pepper: A soft drink seen as a competitor to Coke and Pepsi.
  • 7-UP: A lemon-lime soft drink.
  • Marula Oil: Oil taken from the kernals of marula trees. Used as a moisturising agent in cosmetics and haircare.
  • Jojoba Oil: An oil that is used as a facial moisturiser.
  • Argan Oil: An oil extracted from argan kernels. Used in food prep and for cosmetic purposes.
  • Peanut Oil: Oil extracted from peanuts. Used in cooking.
  • Soybean Oil: Oil from soybeans. Used in food prep and cosmetics.
  • Safflower Oil: A vegetable oil used for cooking.
  • Walnut Oil: An oil used for culinary purposes.
  • Sesame Oil: A vegetable oil used for flavouring and as a cooking oil.
  • Canola Oil: A vegetable oil most commonly used for cooking, but can also be used as biodiesel.
  • Flaxseed Oil: Also known as linseed oil or flax oil. Used as a drying agent in painting or as a varnish.     
  • Liquid Helium: Helium can take liquid form only at extremely low temperatures.
  • Biodiesel: A type of diesel fuel that is made from plants or animals.
  • Gasoline: Also known as petrol. A clear liquid used as a fuel in most combustion engines.
  • Jet Fuel: Fuel but designed specifically for jet engines.

We hope this list of liquid things was useful and that you found what you needed!

We did our best to cover all of the varied meanings of “liquid” with our visual gallery of liquid things and descriptive list. But if you feel there’s something we missed, please feel free to let us know and leave a comment.

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