Skeptical Investigation

Like Beer, but... Water

None We’re lovers. You know that. But every now and again, something comes across our desks that just seems... suspicious. Because of the tremendous material upside to all our lives if these claims pan out, we at times put ourselves in harm’s way to investigate. Albeit skeptically.

We call it: Skeptical Investigation. (Trademark pending.)

This stuff—perhaps misleadingly called Air—alleges that it’s just like sparkling water. But... with booze. If it’s true, your Tom Collins will never be the same. So, obviously, this is of huge importance to you.

First, our fearless investigator stared really hard at the Red Bull–sized can. Turns out, “Air” is an acronym for “Alcohol Inspired Refresher.” Good to know. Oh, and the ABV is 4%. (For comparison’s sake, Bud sits at 5%.) Also good to know.

Our researcher then set aside the included glow-in-the-dark straws (which, um, yeah) and cracked open the can. So far, so bubbly. No alcohol smell. The taste: like Calistoga or Perrier, with a kick. Our researcher added vodka. At that point, our researcher’s notes became increasingly illegible.

Well, it’s no Zima. Which is probably a good thing. But we digress. The point is: drop this in a vodka tonic, and you’re golden. And shotgun it at your own peril...

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