Some say that the Palcohol has a sweet, orangey flavor, similar to the powdered drink called Tang.
According to the company that created the new drink, one packet of Palcohol means one shot. The packet weighs approximately one ounce and turns liquid into alcohol when mixed with 6 ounces of water.
The company announced that Palcohol will be available in five flavors: rum, vodka, cosmopolitan, lemon drop and a special kind of margarita called “powderita”.
According to the company’s official website, the new powdered drink will hit the market sometime this summer.
Mark Phillips, the creator behind Palcohol, explained that his goal was to make an alcoholic that was lightweight and very easy to carry when going on vacation, for example.
Phillips said that whenever he travels, goes hiking or backpacking, he likes to have a drink when he reaches his desired destination. But carrying all the ingredients needed to make a margarita in his backpack was not very practical.
Palcohol has multiple uses and can be used for other purposes, not only for making alcoholic cocktails. According to its creators, the powdered alcohol can be used as an antiseptic in remote locations. Also, Palcohol can be utilized as an alternative fuel source, said Phillips.
There are already some who worry about the safety of the new powdered alcohol. States like Vermont, South Carolina and Louisiana are looking to ban Palcohol.
Some fear that people will try to snort Palcohol or mix it in drinks to make them even stronger.
Frank Lovecchio, director at the Banner Good Samaritan Poison and Drug Information Center, said that if Palcohol is used as it should, there wouldn’t be any concerns, but people do not always use things as they were intended.
Lovecchio added that one of the main concerns is that people will put more than one packet of Palcohol to get a super-concentrated alcoholic drink, which can be dangerous.
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