AWOL (Alcohol Without Liquor) Machines: An oxygen generator and a hand-held
vaporizer that when mixed with alcohol produces a mist which is inhaled through the mouth.
These machines were in the news last weekend after The Trust Lounge in downtown NYC had to use Gatorade in lieu of vodka.
Apparently, these machines are legal in Europe in Asia. According to everything I’ve read, they produce the same affect as drinking alcohol, without actually having to consume it (therefore; no calories). Though I enjoy the taste of a good bourbon or a cold beer every once in a while, I have to admit I find these machines rather interesting.
From what I understand, you need to breathe the mist for about 20-30 minutes to feel the alcohol’s affect. BAL% still registers via breathalizer tests, but because there’s no alcohol absorbed through your small intestines, it’s impossible to get a hangover.
Have any European or Asian Dopers ever gone out drinking (inhaling?) and actually used an AWOL? Care to share your experiences? Inquiring minds wanna know.