now of course saratoga is THE place to go and "take the waters" and if you go there you can even download and print up a snazzy tour map to help you get to all eighteen public springs and i might do it one day just to have done it, but i tell you: i will not need to taste the old red spring again.
here is what i initially wrote about that:
augh! bleaagh! euuugh! wah. wagh. egh. af. ef. blah.
bleargh. ffft. fwt. fwt.
that. is the second worst thing i ever tasted.
but don't take my word for it. you try some too.
if you INSIST on trying this thing and you cannot make the trip to saratoga, find an old iron bridge in need of repair.
alternately, scrape off some rust flakes and just hold them in your mouth.