Re: Alcohol in the base?
i have never done it, but my friends that do it say they get more of a buzz from it. logically you would get alcohol into your blood stream if it is getting picked up from the smoke (which it probably is at least a little) seeing how your lungs are basically a direct route to your blood and your nose is a straight shot to your brain. that being said the amount is very small and probably doesnt raise your BAC very much.
so in the end you will get flavor (if the spirit has a flavor) and you may get more of a buzz (be it real or mental)