Hangover-free alcohol could be on store shelves in next 5 years

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A British scientist says he has created a hangover-free alcohol.

David Nutt, the director of neuropsychopharmacology at Imperial College London, claims his synthetic alcohol is made up of 90 compounds that can make a person intoxicated without any side effects the next day.

Originally, Nutt said he hoped his creation, referred to as "alcosynth," could replace regular alcohol by 2050.

Now he's bumping that timeline up, saying the new drink could be on store shelves in just five years.

Nutt and his team say they have already taste-tested the batches, mixing it with fruit juice to mask the intense taste.

"We're allowed to try it whenever we want," he told the Guardian. “We tested a lot of possible compounds to try to find which are most likely to work."

Nutt and his business partner David Orren are now attempting to raise $26 million to bring the alcohol substitute to market.

FOX 13 reported on this story from Tampa.