Spirit Cruises January 2023 Leaderboard

The Vaportini: Inhale Your Alcohol

Smoked, not stirred
by Polly Math on Jul 8, 2013 in Liquor
The Vaportini: Inhale Your Alcohol

What looks at home in Heisenberg’s lab, handles like a bong, and delivers booze directly to the bloodstream? The Vaportini.

But this hooch-huffer ain't your frat house’s flaming shot. Creator Julie Palmer explains:

“The Vaportini turns a cocktail into an experience, and without some of the disadvantages that come with drinking alcohol. It provides a virtually calorie-free way to consume spirits, and is great for people who have gastrointestinal problems and trouble digesting alcohol. The experience itself brings something new to the nightlife scene, and avoiding the calories and digestion issues are an added bonus.”

Inspiration for the Vaportini wafted Palmer’s way during a trip to Helsinki, where she was invited to participate in what she calls “an unconfirmed” tradition on the Winter solstice. She and her friends settled-into an outdoor sauna to breathe in the fumes created by pouring a bottle of vodka on hot coals. When they were sufficiently snockered they exited the sauna to roll in the snow and go inside to eat. Whiff. Roll. Repeat?

The Vaportini recreates that sauna experience by using a glass globe, funnel, glass straw, metal ring, candle and pint glass. The candle is lit at the bottom of the pint glass and the metal ring is placed on its rim. Using the funnel, one ounce of liquor is poured into the globe, which is then placed on the metal ring. When the globe fills with vapor, it is removed from the heat and the straw is inserted into it. Inhale and hold.

The Vaportini can be purchased online and comes in three options: without pint glass ($30), with pint glass ($42) and hand-blown limited edition Artist’s Series ($160). When selecting the intoxicant to put inside, consideration should be given to alcohol content and flavor, as it works best with something both flavorful and hard. Among Vaportini’s suggestions are Effen Black Cherry vodka, Hendricks gin, Woodford Reserve bourbon, Patron Cafe tequila, Remy VSOP brandy and absinthe.

For partiers athirst, waiting a whole 30 minutes to get giddy is history. The globe typically fills within five minutes, and is said to be effective immediately. Per the company website, depending on how aggressively the Vaportini is used, the effect can last between twenty to forty minutes, all “subtleties of the individual spirits” intact, minus the carbs.

Exhale.

Recent Articles
spacer

Feedback

How are we doing? Tell us what you like or don't like and how we can improve. We would love to hear your thoughts!

*Name:
*E-mail:
*Suggestions:
 
Dizengoff: Inside Look at the New Reimagined Restaurant, Bar, & Cocktails

Dizengoff: Inside Look at the New Reimagined Restaurant, Bar, & Cocktails

Last year, Dizengoff and Abe Fisher decided to join forces and embark on an exciting new chapter. After closin...read more ›

by Drink Philly Mar 5, 2024
Behind the Bar: Tom Foy of Butcher Bar

Behind the Bar: Tom Foy of Butcher Bar

In this installment of Behind the Bar, we sit down with bartender Tom Foy of Butcher Bar...read more ›

by Drink Philly Feb 19, 2024
SPONSORED
Drink Nation Store Rectangle
The Drink Nation Presents: The Home Bar Project

The Drink Nation Presents: The Home Bar Project

Have you ever dreamed of having an amazing home bar, filled with bottles you actually use and the tools you need to execute a fine crafted cocktail? E...read more ›

by The Drink Nation Nov 14, 2014
48 Record Bar: An Inside Look at an Audiophile's Listening Room & Cocktail Bar

48 Record Bar: An Inside Look at an Audiophile's Listening Room & Cocktail Bar

48 Record Bar is the newest addition to the growing Listening Room trend in Philadelphia...read more ›

by Drink Philly Feb 19, 2024
The Best Cocktail Bars in Philadelphia

The Best Cocktail Bars in Philadelphia

In a city with new bar openings every week, it can be hard to keep up with the everchanging Philly cocktail landscape. Don't worry, we've got you cove...read more ›

by Drink Philly Dec 14, 2023
Best Bars for Outdoor Drinking in Philadelphia, 2023

Best Bars for Outdoor Drinking in Philadelphia, 2023

We've got your definitive list of where to drink outside in Philadelphia...read more ›

by Drink Philly May 27, 2023
Pamper Yourself at These Spas with Bars in Philadelphia

Pamper Yourself at These Spas with Bars in Philadelphia

Whether you're going solo or heading out with friends, we've got just the place for your to relax and enjoy a good drink...read more ›

by Jessie Donofrio Apr 5, 2023
The Best Mocktails, Zero Proof, & Non-Alcoholic Drinks in Philadelphia

The Best Mocktails, Zero Proof, & Non-Alcoholic Drinks in Philadelphia

Not drinking alcohol tonight? These bars and restaurants have you covered with inventive, thoughtful, and down...read more ›

by Michelle Cassidy Jan 11, 2023
Inflation Hits PA Wine & Spirits with 4% Price Increase Across 3,500 Products

Inflation Hits PA Wine & Spirits with 4% Price Increase Across 3,500 Products

The PLCB, announced that a 4% price increase would go into effect on 3,554 of its most popular wine and spirit...read more ›

by Jessie Donofrio Jan 9, 2023
SPONSORED
Drink Nation Home Bar Project Bottom Rectangle 2
View all Articles

Sign up to get weekly drinking news, bar reviews, events and more sent directly to your inbox!

Close