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That’s right, folks, the “Vaportini” has arrived. And it’s making a big splash on the cocktail scene in Chicago. Vaportini provides a revolutionary way of consuming alcohol. It is inhaled rather than swallowed, smooth and flavorful, and the subtleties of the individual liquors used are apparent. It is absorbed directly into the bloodstream.

The advantage is no calories, no impurities and the effects are immediately felt; so it’s easier to responsibly imbibe. Yeah, that’s right. You get drunker faster, which is more responsible.

The alcohol is placed into a glass globe with a metal base. The bartenders pour the alcohol into the glass globe, then heat it to 110 degrees. Customers “sip” the vapors for approximately 20 minutes. According to, “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 liquor that is swallowed.”

The math on this doesn’t quite work if you take into account that it takes so long to inhale th, but I digress. This reminds me of regular at a place where I bartended who always gulped a last drink and ran out the door, claiming he would be home before it hit him. Here is the Red Kiva Vaportini menu: Effen Black Cherry Vanilla vodka with a chocolate-covered cherry garnish Tanqueray Rangpur with a candied citrus peel garnish Knob Creek with a griottine garnish, Absolut Raspberri served with raspberry candy and chocolates