It’s interesting how some beverages are consumed on ice and others aren’t. And some are consumed either way.
Water: I drink it either way. If I want to drink it fast, I don’t put it over ice. If it’s summer, and I want to sip it, I’ll put it over ice. Plus, sometimes I want it to be really cold.
Coffee/tea: I like it iced or hot. If iced, I like it brewed strong. When it’s over ice, I savor it for hours. When coffee is hot, I drink it fast. Same with tea.
Pop/Soda: I like it out of the can or bottle, although in that case, I prefer bottle. If it’s poured in a glass, I like ice. I have never once in my life consumed pop in a glass without ice.
Milk: My brother loves it over ice. I’ve never tried it that way and never will. Sounds nasty.
Beer: Out of the bottle or can, or in a glass. Never, ever over ice.
Orange juice: I prefer in a glass without ice, but sometimes it’s refreshing to have it nice and cold over ice.
Hard liquor is probably a separate post. I love drinks shaken, but quite a few are great stirred and strained. Whiskey is probably the most controversial. Do you serve high-end whiskey neat or on the rocks? Or with one cube? One large cube? Or with three drops of water? I don’t think hard liquor is as controversial as the other liquids
Do you have any anomalies? Contradictions? Liquids I missed?