Inhaling Booze Is the Cool New Thing, Since Drinking It Is So Burdensome

February 26, 2013 | Samer Kalaf

Have you ever been out clubbing with your bros/ladies/bros and ladies, having some drinks, when you think, “Jeez, this drink would be so much better if I didn’t have to drink it. I wish I could just smoke it instead”? Lucky you, Vaportini will solve your oddly-specific problem.

The above diagram shows the components of the Vaportini, but here’s how it works: a shot of booze goes into a little glass globe, sitting on top of a ring. That device goes over a regular pint glass with a candle in it. The heat from the candle evaporates the booze into an inhale-friendly form. Is inhaling alcohol good for you? Probably not, but who cares! Smoke that alcohol!

It’s already very popular in Chicago, apparently, as Julie Palmer, the creator, has sold out supplies quickly. It’s also a “drink” that would be available at the hot new bar that Tom Haverford chooses in Parks & Recreation. Although experiencing the essence of a whiskey shot sounds appealing, I’ll stick to pouring bottom-shelf liquid (five for $10!) into my gullet like a dumb animal, thank you very much.

(Photo: Vaportini.com)