View Full Version : Booz2Go a powdered alcoholic drink has been invented

06-10-2007, 03:49
Yes, that’s right, powdered alcohol. I have heard it discussed many times around the fire and now it really exists. Dutch students have developed what might be the ultimate hiking drink - a powdered alcohol beverage touted to be sold soon for €1-€1.50 ($1.35 to $2 US) for one 20-gram packet. This lime-colored and flavored drink with just three percent alcohol content might be ideal for those who want a drink but not the weight. What do you think? See CNN article and no I don't think its yet for sale commercially. http://www.cnn.com/2007/WORLD/europe/06/06/powdered.booze.reut/index.html?eref=rss_topstories (http://www.cnn.com/2007/WORLD/europe/06/06/powdered.booze.reut/index.html?eref=rss_topstories)

06-10-2007, 04:15
6 proof? That would take awhile.

06-10-2007, 06:09

Frolicking Dinosaurs
06-10-2007, 07:21
Merciful heavens. From the article, it sounds like the developers deliberately made the mixture weak to be able to sell it to minors in their country. This leads me to wonder if the mix could modified to make a stronger mixture.

Such a product would likely eliminate overcrowding on the trail as I predict many, many more injuries of a far more serious nature will occur as intoxicated and hungover hikers meander down the trail. It would also be yet another reason to forego shelters.

Lone Wolf
06-10-2007, 07:23
shelters blow

06-10-2007, 08:22
Looks like it's time for the Dutch to ammend the law to include powdered alchohol. This idea's equivalent to selling a Meth lab kit with all the ingredients. Hey, it's not Meth yet!

And why would you market it to kids under age 16? They're already goofy enough without legal alchohol.

Appalachian Tater
06-10-2007, 11:44
This type of product has been on the market in Germany since at least 2004: http://www.wz-newsline.de/sro.php?redid=67450 .

06-10-2007, 15:05
article. The 4.8% sounds better. Also interesting that the process is protected by a US patent...

06-10-2007, 21:14
I could save about one pound per day with something like this.....no more carrying 4-5 coke bottles full of whiskey!

01-25-2008, 18:59
sweet mother of god

01-25-2008, 19:05
YAY! party on hikertrash!

Crazy Larry #1
01-25-2008, 19:27
the link doesn't seem to work?

01-25-2008, 20:12
that sounds nasty tasting to me. i much prefer to brew my own and enjoy it at home.

01-25-2008, 22:38
No drinking for me.


01-26-2008, 08:04
:D I'm with Kirby !

01-26-2008, 08:08
The alcohol has been absorbed into a solid material. Its bulk and mass are all still there. You'd be better off WRT bulk and weight just carrying a bottle of Everclear, and adding it to drinks you reconstitute from dry. I recommend dehydrated orange juice for the mixer, if you can find it.

01-26-2008, 08:10
:eek: Opps ! I must have mixed my morning "eye opener" a little strong...
Didn't realize what I wrote in that above post.
Sorry Kirby...

As for powder.....didn't powder go out with disco?
I wonder if they can charcoal mellow powder:-?
......... "Hey bartender.......let me have another 8 Ball of Jack Daniels"

:cool: Anyone up for a line of Knob Creek?

01-26-2008, 14:59
Can it be snorted?

01-26-2008, 15:17
Can it be snorted?

Now you're talkin!

Nearly Normal
01-26-2008, 18:51
I was thinking of setting up a little magic with one of these

01-26-2008, 19:12
I was thinking of setting up a little magic with one of these

I'd like the location of that magic when it comes to town!!

01-26-2008, 19:14
I was thinking of setting up a little magic with one of these
Just out of curiosity, how mcuh does that thing weigh??http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/ad/whistling.gif

01-26-2008, 20:58
Quicktoes! How's it going? I havent seen you since trail days as I see a piture of me next to you're camp spot at TD. Man I said a bunch of times last summer that they need to make power alcohol and soda. So how you been? I'm hiking from Georgia to Virginia! I'm starting in feb. 11/12Th ? Keep in touch

01-26-2008, 21:03
I'd like the location of that magic when it comes to town!!
That definetly redefines to meaning of trail magic:D

01-30-2008, 15:12
I find that after 5 or 6 of the traditional alcoholic beverages, I don't mind the extra weight.