But how do they stop alcohol from evaporating and make it turn into a powder instead? The two-step process, patented in the '70's, involves dehydrating a certain carbohydrate and then adding just enough ethanol (aka the hard stuff: grain alcohol) to turn it into powdered alcohol.
"Palcohol", the name it's being marketed under, will come in six varieties: rum, vodka, and 4 types of cocktails. Is this going to be the next big thing or just used by undercover drunks and teenagers trying to sneak alcohol into concerts? Only time will tell. But the more we think about it, the more liquid alcohol seems so embarrassingly old fashioned.