The powdered alcohol will be sold under the name of Palcohol and was just okayed to be sold in the United States by the federal Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau. The product could be shelves as soon as this summer.
Four different drinks have been approved for sale: cosmopolitan, margarita, vodka, rum, and lemon drop is in production. However, not every seems so excited by it. Some states are looking into regulations on the powdered drink through legislation.
States like Connecticut are worried about it helping an existing problem of underage drinking, so they are fighting to pass legislation to ban the mix all together. The powder could also hurt bars and restaurants who depend on alcohol sells to drive their business.
The powdered alcohol would allow someone to walk into a bar or restaurant and only order water which is generally free and mix their own drink right at the table only for the price they paid for the powder packet.
Alaska, Delaware, Louisiana, South Carolina, and Vermont have already banned the selling of powdered alcohol. While Colorado, Minnesota, Ohio, and New York are also moving to ban the product along with Connecticut. Only time will tell and we will see which states allows the powdered drinks by the time summer rolls around.