French Terms for Common Drinks - Les Boissons

Waiter Pouring Wine In Glass At Restaurant
Ordering drinks in French. Tanes Jitsawart / EyeEm / Getty Images

Eat, drink, and be merry! If you want to purchase your favorite beverage at a restaurant, bar, or grocery store, you need to be able to say it in French. Here's a list of the most common drinks, with sound files.  À la vôtre !

avoir soif
   to be thirsty

une boisson
   drink, beverage

un apéritif, un apéro (informal)
   cocktail, before-dinner drink

une bière
   beer

une boisson gazeuse
   soda, pop, soft drink

un café
   coffee, espresso
(learn about coffee in France)

le champagne
   champagne

un chocolat (chaud) 
   hot chocolate

un cidre
   hard cider

un citron pressé
   lemonade

un digestif
   after-dinner drink

l'eau (f)
   water

eau du robinet
   tap water

eau plate
   still / plain water

eau gazeuse
   sparkling / mineral water

un express
   espresso

une infusion
   herbal tea

le jus
   juice

le lait
   milk

une limonade
   lemon soda (like Sprite or 7-Up)

un pastis
   anise-flavored apéritif

une pression
   beer on tap

le thé
   tea

le thé glacé
   iced tea

une tisane
   herbal tea

le vin
   wine

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