Catharine Amanda Scott Coburn, and Oregon pioneer, recalled those times: 'We still had coffees, and, making huge pot of this fragrant beverage, we gathered round the crackling camp fire-our last in the Cascade Mountains-and, sipping the nectar from rusty cups and eating salal berries gathered. The most important, which we have encountered in the Aztec version of the Aztec banquet, was pulque, a name of Antillean origin that replaces the Nahuatl uctli. Cooled drinks and frozen desserts, such as lemonade, iced tea, and flavored ices, were enjoyed by upper-class ancient civilizations. In medieval Europe wine was customarily consumed as a safer, healthier alternative to often-contaminated water. Juice bars, which frequently serve smoothies, were launched in the early 1990s the hangout coupons in health food stores and quickly evolved into major independent businesses." - Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America, Andrew. Vodka 4 1/2 qts. They should boil two hours. Colonial American beverages Hot, non-alcoholic Coffee, tea and chocolate were popular non-alcoholic hot beverages during American Colonial times.