There's no cute-but-clever way for me to describe this ungodly new way to get drunk, so I'm just going to dive right in: Palcohol (opens in new tab), AKA powdered alcohol, has been approved...again...by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, reports the AP (opens in new tab). (It was allowed and immediately banned last year (opens in new tab).) The product will come in cosmopolitan, margarita, rum, and vodka flavors, supposedly this summer.
Naturally, some states are trying to ban its consumption. Obvious reasons include: easy access by minors and inappropriate use (snorting). But the creator, Mark Phillips, thinks it's a totally convenient way to booze it up when you're hiking, camping, and kayaking. Which is when I always want to get drunk. (?)
Since you're going to be hearing more about it as the temperatures start to heat up, here's the gist: You mix a single packet of Palcohol with six ounces of water, which equals your "standard mixed drink," whatever that means.
We're going to stick to our Malbec and Bordeaux, but thanks anyway!
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When I'm not stalking future-but-never-going-to-happen husbands on Facebook, you can catch me eating at one of NYC's B-rated or below dining establishments—A-rated restaurants are for basics. Fun fact: Bloody Marys got me into eating celery on the regular. And for your safety, please do not disturb before 10 a.m. or coffee, whichever comes first.
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