Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Alcohol Under The Microscope

A company called Bevshots has produced a series of shots of booze under the microscope at the Florida State University's chemistry labs. This is Dry Martini at 1000x magnification.

DRY-MARTINI

The process consist of letting a droplet of liquor dry out completely on a slide in an airtight container, and photographing the result with a 35mm camera. The entire process can take up to three months and as many as 200 attempts to properly capture the drink's constituent parts.

Cocktails can have fruit and soft drinks in them which contain citric acids and complex sugars which dry out well and look great photographed.  The incredible shapes and colours of the boozy artwork are highlighted by shining natural light on top and through the bottom of the slide. Just like images of snowflakes, each drink is different.

These images are available for sale at Bevshots. Open for business since August 2009, Bevshots estimate that they have sold over 20,000 examples of their alcoholic art works.

Scotch

scotch

Tequila

TEQUILA

Vodka

vodka

Whiskey

whiskey

White Russian

WHITE-RUSSIAN

Chablis

CHABLIS

Champagne

CHAMPAGNE

Daiquiri

DAIQUIRI

Margarita

MARGARITA

Pina Colada

PINA-COLADA

Rose

rose

Sake

SAKE

[via Telegraph]

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34 comments:

  1. I'm suddenly thirsty.

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  2. this is some badass mother fucking shit

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  3. those concoctions sure do look healthy

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  4. everything makes more sense!!

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  5. It's like the pictures resemble how the drink makes you feel!! VERY cool!!

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  6. nice... =)
    one reason more to drink alcohol.
    these nice pictures inside of me! :D

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  7. these are awesome!

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  8. You can tell what is in the drinks, just by crystalization and bubbling! its awsome.

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  9. wow these are very cool

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  10. can I get these as posters?
    like all of them?

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  11. where is the rum

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  12. i don't get it. are these paintings of what the drink i supposed to taste like coz i kind of agree with some of them but not all. i agree that tequila has sharp edges tho, lol.

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    1. obviously you didnt read the fucking blatant explanation of what's going on. maybe you should take that "sharp" tequila and cut yourself.

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    2. WHOA dude..no need to be a bully.

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    3. wow, if there was a list of the most necessary things ever that comment would be on the top. WTF

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  13. Where is the beer?

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  14. Where is Rum Brugal, the best

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  15. the alcohol is actually not present in these images: it has evaporated

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  16. This kicks ass. Another reason why science rules

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  17. WOOOOO!! looks mad! awesome science aha

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  18. Nice pics !
    I just doubt it's 1000x magnification. It's probably rather 100x, as images taken with a higher magnification with an optical microscope are blurry.

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  19. it was taken with a 35mm camera.

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  20. whoa
    those look psychedelic
    xD

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  21. Now this is what I call modern art

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  22. I will reconsider White Russian

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  23. This is amazing! Who would have thought hangovers started out so beautiful.

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  24. Wheres the jager?

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  25. These should be framed and hung on the wall.

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  26. never liked scotch and now I see why!

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  27. i showed this to my mom and she thought it looked disgusting and she was like "no,dont ruin my tequila. just dont"

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  28. its weird how the fancy drinks still look fancy under the microscope

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  29. its funny, the white russian one looks like it was painted by chagall, who was in fact a white russian

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