.Powdered alcohol, aka Palcohol, has been approved by the U.S. government and will be available in stores this fall. The new versions of alcohol in powder form include vodka, rum, and cocktails like Lemon Drop, Cosmopolitan, Mojito, and Margarita. All of those will be marketed under the brand name Palcohol.

The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau approved the new versions of Palcohol last week.

According to Palcohol, Mark Phillips created the powdered alcohol because sometimes it is inconvenient having to deal with liquid alcohol.

Evidently, the new powder product is much lighter than the liquid version and can be taken anywhere. When used according to instructions — adding five ounces of liquid to the powder – the alcohol mix is as strong as a standard drink. Of course, just like the liquid form, the powder can be used for any cooking purposes.

The powder is being sold in pouches and comes in six flavors. Vodka, which is labeled V, is a powder made from premium vodka distilled four times. Rum, which is labeled R, is a powder made from premium Puerto Rican Rum. The four cocktail versions include Cosmopolitan, Mojito, Powderita (which tastes just like a Margarita), and Lemon Drop. All that is needed to turn the powders into an alcoholic drink is to add water.

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