The Vaportini provides a revolutionary way of consuming alcohol. It is inhaled rather than swallowed. It is smooth and flavorful, the subtleties of the individual spirits are apparent. It is absorbed directly into the bloodstream and does not go through the digestive tract. This has the advantage of almost no calories; no carbs, no impurities and the effects of consuming alcohol are immediately felt, making it easier to responsibly imbibe. Unlike traditional consumption of spirits, Vaportinis give more control, shortly after exhaling all of the effects of the alcohol consumed are felt. In contrast, it takes 20 to 30 minutes to feel the full effects of spirits that are swallowed.
Upon extensive testing, higher proof works better for Vaportinis as does more flavorful spirits, but not alcohols over 100 proof. Our favorites have been: any vodka flavor, bourbons, and dark rums. However, the possibilities are endless. We tried several infused spirits that were very successful. Again, the flavor comes through strongly, yet smoothly.
The Vaportini is legal to sell in all states for any establishment with a “Consumption on Premise” license. The alcohol consumed through a Vaportini will be detected by a blood alcohol test.
Because of the revolutionary nature of the Vaportini’s approach to the consumption of alcohol, it can be intimidating. However, it is simple, natural and enjoyable. About 5 minutes after the vessel containing the spirits is placed on the base, it is ready to consume. The recommended amount of spirits is 1 ounce. One inhales through the straw and holds their breathe for a moment and then exhales. That’s it. The effects are felt immediately because the alcohol is going directly through the bloodstream. Most people experience a relaxed and mellow feeling. Depending on how aggressively a Vaportini is consumed, it is still “active” for 20-40 minutes. There will be liquid left in the vessel after the Vaportini is exhausted, but that is merely the water in the liquor. The effects don’t last as long as traditional consumption, but that can certainly be a positive aspect.
The final evolution of the Vaportini has taken the design to it’s essential elements creating something that is simple, elegant, practical, and affordable while retaining its revolutionary nature. Stainless steel Vaportini rings have been manufactured that fit on any standard pint glass. The heat source is a small candle that is placed in the bottom of the pint glass, the glass globe, containing the spirits, sits on the Vaportini ring. The heat from the candle provides a quick and consistent warming of the spirits.