Many years ago I started to drink less carbonated drinks - a lot less! When Drew meet me in college, I pretty much drank only Cokes. But between pregnancies and learning more about nutrition, I just don't drink many any more. I drink one a week or one every ten days or so now. It's a treat - not a staple.
Even when we have parties I have don't serve sodas anymore. I serve lemonade, sweet tea, & water. But an interesting thing has happen at our parties: several times I have been told that the lemonade is the best they have ever had.
Frankly, I'm shocked whenever I'm told that.
My secret? Kool-aide lemonade. It's got to be the simplest thing ever!