originally posted by: cronemel
The idea that powdered alcohol is a good thing is debatable at many levels. It is, after all, still alcohol. It makes drunks, and drunks make bad
decisions. But what impressed me was the nonchalance with which this happened.
In a day and age when alcohol use and abuse are responsible for so much of what is ugly and broken around us - is this what our government agencies
should be doing - keeping us safe from mislabeled non alcoholic ingredients in a mix to which one only need add water to create an instant asshat?
Does it make me a bad person for considering this as a good business opportunity? lol
I mean, my first immediate thought was to check the list of states where it is banned to see if mine was.
My second thought was that it wasn't banned here, and I wondered where it is sold locally. If the approval is so new that no one has started selling
it yet, I wonder who will.
Will it be at the ABC store, what about gas stations? You'd think that it could only be sold where strong liquor can be sold, since it is of the same
proof, which would cancel out gas stations.
But not bars!
Enter... "The Powder Bar"
A trendy little hole in the wall "bar" where no actual liquor is sold, but only powdered alcohol. Think of it like a "hookah bar", where they rent
hookahs to people while there, and people buy the shisha to load the hookahs with. You're not allowed
to just show up with your own "unknown"
blend of shisha, you have to buy it there and use it there, at least the one I am thinking of is like that. You can buy a pack of shisha, rent a
hookah, smoke off of the pack, and then take the rest home with you when you leave b/c you bought it. But you can't
just show up with your own
pack and start smoking in the bar for free (they don't know what you might have mixed in it, or if it'd be harmful to other guests). Cigarettes are a
compromise, and are allowed, but that's besides the point.
Now just replace the shisha with powdered alcohol. You can buy it by the drink, or by the "shot" in a powdered form that you can lick, throw in your
mouth, put on your fingers, whatever. Even make a trendy orchestration out of the bartenders pouring the powder into a mixed drink for you and you
tell them what flavors you want (like snow cones or ice cream shops). But you aren't allowed to sniff it up your nose, and you aren't allowed to buy
big packs of it and just sit there and get wasted. It'd be controlled heavily in the same manner as shots of liquor and mixed drinks are at bars: you
will get cut off by the staff, and let's say there's a "soft limit" on how many "shots" of the stuff they're willing to sell one person at the bar
within one evening.
It'd be a real PITA to control, but do you know how trendy this crap would be in a college, or even military area? I have lots of colleges and
military based within the metropolitan area i'm in.
Advertise it almost like a dance club, but not .. like one of those real trendy bars at the ocean front. You know, like the ones that sell hits of
"pure" oxygen? lol. They're probably already doing it at the beach, but I'm talking more in a town or city.
Now THAT place would get a bad rep, lol. The police wouldn't like it at all, especially in a smaller city. you'd need a couple of doormen/bouncer
types for sure.
edit on 3/11/2015 by r0xor because: (no reason given)