This isn't the same as your favourite beverage..
When you are thristy, what do you drink that actually slakes that thirst? I don't care much for soda. Besides, that always seems to make me more thirsty. Water never quite does the job..
I've found that when I really thirst, not just drinking to accompany the meal, I like cold water with ice, a slice of lemon, squeezed, and half a packet of splenda. It does the trick every time.
I also love lemon/lime seltzer, swigged right from the bottle
What about you?