So… if you can, ask your doctor if you can use Miralax, as the smaller amount of liquid to drink makes it far more palatable. It doesn’t have a taste as such, so my recommendation is to divide it into 3-4 batches of drinks you like. You drink an 8 ounce glass every 20-30 minutes, so alternating taste really helps. Cold drinks helped me, but that would vary for different people. I didn’t need a straw, I just gulped the mixture down. It was not slimy, just perhaps a bit thicker then you’d expect a soft drink to be.