Palcohol was invented by Mark Phillips. Four varieties won government approval: rum, vodka, cosmopolitan and “powderita,” which is like a margarita. “This is about the health of our kids, not about a nanny government. This stuff can be deadly. Young people will abuse it,” Schumer said during his battle. He is hoping to have bipartisan support. Palcohol had received the green light from the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau briefly last year. However, later the bureau backtracked and said the label approvals had been given in error. Several states have already moved to ban powdered alcohol.