In 1992, a research scientist named Michael Davidson began to promote his microphotographs to businesses in order to fund his Florida State University lab.

The images are made by first crystallizing the drink of choice on a lab slide. Using a standard light microscope with a camera attached, the light source is polarized and passed through the crystal which result in the colors and patterns seen below.

Black Russian
Black Russian
White Zinfandel
White Zinfandel
White Russian
White Russian
Vodka
Vodka
Tequila Sunrise
Tequila Sunrise
Rosé
Rosé
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Mint Julep
Irish Pale Ale
Irish Pale Ale
German Dunkel Lager
German Dunkel Lager
English Pure Brewed Lager
English Pure Brewed Lager
Champagne
Champagne

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