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Potent ‘Phrosties’ delivered to your door, but is it legal?

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It’s not always easy to find the guy selling curbside cocktails in your neighborhood but now you can buy potent Phrosties and have them delivered right to your door...

The $10 drinks called Phrosties were being sold on Instagram. Their high alcohol content packs an instant wham.

The sugar boosts the buzz factor, but that's not all.

Addiction expert Dr. Jeffrey Reynolds is concerned the super sweet taste and bright colors make this type of drink very appealing to an underage clientele.

“Anything that makes alcohol available to young people presents a public health danger" he said.

Phrostie offered flavors like tsunami sunrise, volcanic paradise and Irish bomb. Before their Instagram account turned private, buyers could text their number and get a delivery in just a few hours.

To some residents, the Phrostie sounds an awful lot like a social media business model version of the nuclear neighborhood classic called a "Nutcracker”, a colorful concoction of several types of liquor, sugar and juice. They're not sold at stands, but by guys on the move with bags...

The State Liquor Authority which regulates booze sales is not amused by the Phrostie phenomenon and is looking into whether it's an illegal and unregulated business.

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