Now this is something the river community can get behind with enthusiasm.
What you ask is Palcohol?
Powdered booze. Really.
I mean think about it. No more messy jugs of Gin or bladders of booze to leak all over. Just little packets of powder, and with a bit of water you can have your favorite beverage.
The possibilities are endless.
Consider a Rum and Coke using unfiltered, unsettled water from the creek that runs through the Grand Canyon. It would give whole new meaning to the drink; more like a Rum and sludge
Or a Vodka Gimlet made with left over dishwater. A new take on "bubbly"
Or you could be a sissy and use your scarce water supplies; according to the manufacturer, 5 OZ. is all you need for a standard drink.
And then of course you could dispense with the water all together and snort the powder.
Or sprinkle it on your Wheaties.
Or what the heck, just suck that powder right up, just like you did with Pixie stix as a kid.
Beer apparently isn't an immediate planned product, but with a bit of menthol in the mix you'd at least think it was cold. Maybe.
In any case, the FDA has approved it, and here's the web site.