Photos Courtesy of BEVSHOTS / WENN
A chilled Martini is truly a work of art. But the chemist/photographers behind the company BevShots have taken that idea to the microscopic level. Research scientist Michael Davis, of Florida State University, crystallizes cocktails on a lab slide, then photographs them using a camera attached to a light microscope. According to Davis, the light is polarized, resulting in these wild images of, say, a Tequila Sunrise or a Margarita. Oh, and you can buy the photos to memorialize cocktail hour 24-7. (Davis also made the images into ties, in case you want to sport your Guinness at the office.)
Think you really know your drink of choice? Take our quiz after the jump and find out.
Cocktails Under the Microscope
This liquor is traditionally served straight up, but can also be found in mixed drinks like the Bloody Mary and White Russian.
This refreshing drink can be found at many resorts, beaches and poolside.
- Piña Colada
- Strawberry Daiquiri
- Bahama Mama
- Sex on the Beach
Sure, it's easy to pair wine with food, but can you tell whether this is a glass of:
- White wine
- Red wine
- Sparkling wine
This drink has its own song, chain of restaurants and merchandise:
- Mint Julep
The term used to describe a beer that is dark and strong is:
- Pale Ale
When the Spanish conquistadors ran out of their own brandy, they started to produce agave for this spirit: