Feel free to laugh bitterly in-between the gulps. (just realize how pointless even that is) You've earned it! (and there is more to come...!)
When your wisdom is complete, you will no longer laugh nor gag in-between the gulps. No, for you will no longer be drinking it that way. Once you become wise enough, you will shove a garden hose down your throat.
And as you turn it on, you will reach enlightenment.