Instead of what many people believe, cold beverages do not cause sore throats.
However, cold beverages may contribute to increasing it. Therefore, if the sore throat has an infectious cause – in other words if it is caused by viruses or bacteria – having cold beverages may worsen the pain.
To avoid organ problems, it is recommended to drink enough water to keep it wet, so you do not to force neither your voice nor your breathing through the mouth – as this can dry the throat and ease viruses and bacteria to come through. Cold drinks should be avoided by those who already have sore throats or have a predisposition to the problem.