I’ve posted this question in Cafe Society because it pertains to beverages; if it seems to be of more of a GQ nature, by all means move it.
Why is it that sometimes the only cold drink that seems to really hit the spot is one with carbonation? Personally, when I’m really thirsty, sometimes nothing will do but something not only cold but fizzy – whether it’s a club soda, a Co’Cola, ginger ale, or one of those delightful apple-flavored Mexican sodas. Not always – sometimes the best thing is iced tea or some icy-cold, mint- or ginger-infused water – but often enough to make me wonder about it.
Is this purely psychological, or is there some other reason a carbonated beverage is sometimes the most sublimely satisfacory sip, ?