EM, I do the same thing. Plain water mixer only these days, but I would also mention HOLDING YOUR BREATH while drinking with the nose plugged, then once you've drunk (and rinsed!) EXHALE forcefully, BEFORE taking a breath again!
It's almost 100% taste free.
ICE COLD mixing water, also helps tremendously, btw.
Gosh, just typing about it makes me want to RUSH RIGHT DOWN to take another ..... uuuurrrppp ... dose. :)