You can pretty much find almost any type of alcohol you want in NYC, but something is about to hit store shelves that you may not have expect, and chances are many politicians are going to have a huge problem.
Powered alcohol is making its way to the United States.
Mark Phillips, the inventor of Palcohol, got approval on April 8, 2014 by the U.S. Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB). Seven labels and about five products have been approved. It reportedly comes in a package similar to a sugar packet, and you put it into about five ounces of liquid. The powered alcohol comes in four flavors: mojito, lemon drop, powerita (margarita), and cosmopolitan. There's also going to be a vodka version and a rum version.
Are we taking guesses on how long someone is going to try to use this in a way it's not intended, say, by putting it in their nose? It's likely the worst idea ever, and the website already has a warning about it as number 11 under their question section.
"11. Can I snort it? We have seen comments about goofballs wanting to snort it. Don't do it! It is not a responsible or smart way to use the product. To take precautions against this action, we've added volume to the powder so it would take more than a half of a cup of powder to get the equivalent of one drink up your nose. You would feel a lot of pain for very little gain. Just use it the right way."
You can buy Palcohol comes this fall anywhere where liquor is sold.