Critics of Palcohol said they're concerned that the product will be easy for teens to get and misuse. But the creator of the product said that's not true.
Consumers will soon be able to get their hands on powdered booze. Palcohol comes in a small pouch. Users just have to add water for an instant cocktail.
The product was approved by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau. So far, it comes in four types: vodka, rum, margarita and cosmopolitan.
Though it's not yet on the market, here are a few of the questions the company has already answered.
How do you use it?
You stir a packet of Palcohol into six ounces of liquid, according to Lipsmark, the company that owns Palcohol. To dissolve, it takes a minute of constant stirring, so it wouldn't be easy to spike someone's drink without them knowing, according to the company.
What's the point?
Lipsmark says Palcohol was dreamed up for people who love the outdoors but don't want to travel with heavy alcohol containers -- such as people who are going camping.
Does it come in flavors?
Yes. It comes in vodka, rum, cosmopolitan, "Powderita" (a margarita flavor) and lemon drop. All but lemon drop were approved this week.
How about the calorie content?
It's 80 calories per bag, but some are sweetened, Lipsmark said. So a completed drink's calories depend on the mixers added to it.
Is anyone against it?
Can you sneak it into sports and concert venues?
Critics fear that people will sneak the packets into sporting venues, concert halls and schools.
But Lipsmark says the 4-by-6 inch packet would be larger than a small bottle of liquid and therefore harder to sneak in. But they acknowledge when there's a will, there's a way -- but that's the case with any alcohol, not just the powdered variety.
Can you snort it?
Lipsmark says the potential to snort Palcohol has been one of the complaints it's heard, but that Palcohol would be hard to snort. Not only does it have the burn of alcohol, but it would take an hour to snort a "shot" of vodka, according to the company's statement this week addressing concerns about the product.