Alcohol Under a Microscope

White Zinfandel

White Zinfandel

A website called BevShots captures photographs of alcohol taken through the lens of a microscope.

The rainbow-like patterns it produces are then converted into metallic prints, bar accessories and even clothing, meaning you can (almost literally) say you’re wearing what you drink.

American Amber Ale

American Amber Ale

Black and Tan

Black and Tan

Tequila

Tequila

The idea dates back to the early ’90s. Michael Davis, a research scientist at Florida State University, was looking for new ways to fund his lab. He’d compiled hundreds of photographs of DNA, biochemicals and vitamins from working for more than 20 years as a researcher, and figured they had the potential for commercial art.

BevShots creates the photographs by crystallizing the drinks. For the full effect to take place, Hutt says, the alcohol — or soda — needs to be frozen, then shot under a polarized light microscope. The colors appear after light shines through the crystal, creating a basic rainbow affect.

White Russian

White Russian

BevShots via Mashable.

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I design video games for a living, write fiction, political theory and poetry for personal amusement, and train regularly in Western European 16th century swordwork. On frequent occasion I have been known to hunt for and explore abandoned graveyards, train tunnels and other interesting places wherever I may find them, but there is absolutely no truth to the rumor that I am preparing to set off a zombie apocalypse. Nothing that will stand up in court, at least. I use paranthesis with distressing frequency, have a deep passion for history, anthropology and sociological theory, and really, really, really hate mayonnaise. But I wash my hands after the writing. Promise.

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