Spray Alcohol Experiment

Browsing the news I saw this article about a mouth-spray alcohol that gets you “temporarily drunk”.

A little YouTubing showed videos like this:

I was instantly reminded of this thing I read about in Europe a while ago called AWOL (Alcohol Without Liquid)….

….which is essentially an oxygen vaporizer machine with hard alcohol infused into it…..and you inhale the liquor instead of drink.  This means you only have to only get a SMALL amount of alcohol to have an effect, but it only gets you “buzzed” for a very short amount of time.  It looked like:


(since I really have nothing else better to do all day) :-)

STEP 1.) I bought several different types of atomizers from Sephora (those little perfume pump thingies):

STEP 2.)
 Bought a bottle of Titos plain vodka (40% alcohol) and a bottle of Everclear (90% alcohol).

STEP 3.)
 I filled the purple spray thingy with Titos, and the Silver one with Everclear

STEP 4.)
 TIME TO SEE IF I GET DRUNK!  I wore safety goggles (in case I mis-sprayed pure alcohol into my eyes):

STEP 5.)
 Waiting to see if I got drunk!
The first few sprays actually didn’t taste THAT bad like expected (although not particularly good either).

I sprayed a few Everclear, and a few vodka….and I’ve gotta say….(unless it’s placebo effect speaking), I FELT SOOORRRTA BUZZED! (it was a similar feeling to the very first sips of alcohol you take in a night…..you’re not “buzzed” yet, but you know something’s swirling around in your brain).

I’m 29 and have been drinking since about the age of 20 years old.   So I can tell by my first drink of alcohol that “something is happening” in my head before I get full-on buzzed or drunk.

Two of us tried this, and we both are almost 100% convinced we felt a very light buzz.
The buzz however wears of literally in about 2 minutes or less.

I’m sure there’s MANY other ways to achieve this (such as just swishing around alcohol in your mouth), but this “spray” method seems to be the most convenient.


CONCLUSION.) I’m almost dumbfounded to say this…..but IT WORKED!
…however, only a little. Drinking still seems FAR superior.

However there was only a few milliliters of alcohol in each spray bottle, so this alcohol delivery method is surprisingly efficient.




Here’s a couple of quick ideas an “alcohol spray” could be marketed as:

  • Anti-anxiety spray for approaching and picking up girls (placebo effect will also be strong on this one).
  • Anti-anxiety spray for shy people (placebo effect will also be strong on this one).
  • Creativity Spray – “Spray twice, and start brainstorming!”
  • Calm-Down Spray – “Two sprays will calm ya down!”
wow….those are all kinda dumb ideas.  Maybe I’m still drunk ;-)
Happy spraying!

Blog posted on: May 8, 2012

14 comments on “Spray Alcohol Experiment

  1. Tyler Gates

    While working at a bar I ran into someone who said that by sucking alcohol into your teeth and gums you get more of a buzz. In this case it was Grand Marnier and pulled some into their lips and went “SHhhhhtththh” to draw it into the capillaries or something, which they said went to their blood stream.

    Maybe this is how it works? I couldn’t find anything about this technique but it sounds very French.

    Ps, Tito’s is the shit! Makes my favorite drink I made up: Tito’s, Orange Juice, and Bitters. Called the “Bitter Srew.”

    1. Neville

      I’m sure there’s all sorts of cooky ways to get more alcohol in your system.

      Based of the results I had in my TOTALLY SCIENTIFIC experiment, it would seem that swishing the alcohol around your mouth WOULD get you slightly buzzed a bit faster…..but not my a significant degree.

      For now I’m still just drinking it :-)

  2. Arik Ermshaus

    Crazy, cause some scientists say alcohol will show its effect when it is in your gut.

    …That’s probably why eating before drinking lowers the effect of alcohol.

    I’d kinda guess it’s placebo, dude.

    However, nice experiment!

    1. Neville

      Yeah, who knows…..it’s dealing in such small alcohol amounts that it’s a bit hard to measure.

      Very possible it’s placebo, but it didn’t feel like it :-)

  3. Jonatan

    Arent you suppose to inhale it? Cause just spraying it in my mouth didnt make sense to me I tested inhaleing it and it works pretty damn good :)

  4. John

    For anti anxiety there is something similar called Bach’s Rescue Remedy that is made up of Brandy, if I remember the instructions correctly you are supposed to swish a couple of drops in your mouth for a bit, guess it would be the same effect as a spray in the mouth.

  5. Tim

    I think you spray it sublabialy,ie under the tongue.
    Certainly works and cuts down on the overall amount drink guaranteed.Also as a quick relaxer,tit has its usefulness


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