BevShots are technicolor images of beverages that have been crystallized on a laboratory slide, then photographed under a polarized light microscope. Because the microscopic composition of each beverage is different, so are the resulting images created by the polarized light reflecting through the beverage crystals.
The image above is a daiquiri (one of my favorite girly adult beverages). If it doesn't look anything like a daiquiri to you, it's because you don't normally look at beverages under a microscope. Where have you been?
Here's a sampling of my favorite BevShots images:
|German Light Lager|
|Mint Julep (for my Louisville folks)|
|English Pure Brewed Lager (Has a very moody feel compared to the others.)|
|Pina Colada (Doesn't it look like a butterfly?)|
|Rum and Cola|
|Vodka Tonic (Reminds me of your vision if you drink too many!)|
|American Amber Ale|
|Cola (Or is it the Aurora Borealis?)|
|Australian Pale Lager|
The images are the brainchild of Michael Davidson, a research scientist and microphotographer at Florida State University. He was looking for a way to fund his lab, and hatched the idea of selling neckties with microphotographic images of cocktails, beers and wines. After several years of selling his limited edition Molecular Expressions™ Cocktail Collection, he was approached by Lester Hutt, a scientist and entrepreneur, who had the vision to expand Davidson's idea into art prints, coasters, scarves and more.
BevShots is a perfect marriage of art and science. Their tagline sums it up: " Remember to Decorate Responsibly®." I dig it.