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Powdered Alcohol? Yes, It’s On The Way

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Atlanta (WVEE)-The U.S. Treasury’s Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau has just approved powdered alcohol.

The alcohol powder called PALCOHOL  includes vodka and rum powders, along with powdered cocktails like Lemon Drop, Cosmopolitan, Mojito and Margarita.

Users will be able to add five ounces of water or any other liquid and make an alcoholic drink.

The concept is the brainchild of  Mark Phillips described as an active guy who likes to hike, bike, camp, and kayak. After hours of an activity, Phillips said he sometimes wanted to relax and enjoy a refreshing adult beverage but did not want to carry liquid alcoholic beverages with him.

Phillips worked with scientists to come up with the powdered form of vodka and rum.

There is some concern that the powdered alcohol will make it easy for someone to sneak into clubs and concerts, games or anywhere else and bypass paying for high priced beverages. The website for Palcohol says that users will also be able to cook with it. Some parents fear that young drinkers will also be able to ingest it in more ways than by drinking it.

Palcohol is expected to hit store shelves this fall.

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