Inhalable food and drink could be the new trend for gourmet chefs. Previously we have seen a restaurant serving inhalable food to guests to add to their dining experience, and now the Vaportini provides a revolutionary new way of consuming alcohol.
To use the device, which is available for $35, first you need to place a candle in the bottom of a standard pint glass and light it. Then the metal Vaportini ring is placed on the top of the glass, with the globe on top and the opening facing up.
The funnel then goes into the opening, enabling you to add 1-1.5 ounces of spirits to the globe. The website says that spirits with a proof of 80-100 work best and has a list of suggestions.
Once you’ve heated the spirits for about five minutes, a clear vapor will appear and you can then insert a straw into the globe’s opening. To enjoy the vapors, they need to be inhaled deeply, held for a few seconds, and then exhaled.
The Vaportini is described as “simple, natural and enjoyable” and the website notes the effects of inhaling alcohol:
The effects are felt immediately because the alcohol is going directly through the bloodstream. Most people experience a relaxed and mellow feeling… The effects don’t last as long as traditional consumption, but that can certainly be a positive aspect.