Can You Guess These Microscopic Drinks?


William LeGoullon took on the role of photographer and bartender in his latest series, “Fingerprints of Drinkable Culture.” Exploring his fascination with man-made beverages, he put the five most popular drinks (hint) under a microscope and photographed them. See if you can guess which is which below!

Photos by William LeGoullon

“Stemming from my work as both an artist and as a barista and bartender, my interest is in concocting a recipe of beverage culture, art, and science with regard to what we as humans consume. I am continually inspired by observing what has been left behind and the clues that inspire examination. In this series, I treat the world’s top five most consumed man-made beverages like scientific specimens, allowing each liquid sample to dry before photographing them using a microscope. The resulting images provide us with a chance to analyze these fingerprints of drinkable culture as an act of art consumption.”

Look closely; can you tell which drink is which? Try your luck and comment below! ;-)

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written by denisesanjose on 2012-06-25 #news #art #food #drinks #science #photography #microscope #william-legoullon #fingerprints-of-drinkable-culture


  1. cheeso
    cheeso ·

    #5 is vodka and cranberry
    #3 is rum and coke

  2. explorette
    explorette ·

    1 redbull?

  3. fash_on
    fash_on ·

    1 red wine?
    5 strawberry daiquiri?

  4. fash_on
    fash_on ·

    I'm guessing there is Tea and Coffee here too.

  5. fash_on
    fash_on ·

    1 is Cola, found his website :)

  6. denisesanjose
    denisesanjose ·

    The super tight shots are misleading, I thought this was that! :-P Should I "spill" the beans? Haha

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