This alchemist's guide to alcoholic beverages is clever and lovely


#1

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/05/11/this-alchemists-guide-to-alc.html


#2

Shouldn’t “American Beer” be closest to water?


#3

The answer is always Whiskey, and your welcome.


#4

True, but some of the small craft breweries don’t believe in the ‘all the hops we have’ theory.


#5

I like it, but it’s pretty obvious to me that a peated scotch should have comparable amounts of fire and “earth”.


#6

Everclear doesn’t burn?


#7

Roger that!


#8

[checks for grappa] - okay, we’re good.


#9

I thought that was Watney’s Red Barrel?


#10

Interesting how all my favorites (B&B, Drambuie, etc.) fall in the color range of blue/indigo/purple.


#11

Hey! This is me! Here’s my store page where you get get posters/etc. made of this artwork:

(I’ll try to make that store link more easily findable from wherever you found the original artwork)


#12

@AndreaJames we have a shop link now… thanks @Rego_Sen and welcome to BoingBoing please stick around as you seem like a nice mutant to have around here.


#13

Yes, thank you! Christmas is coming early for one of my friends :slight_smile:


#14

I would’ve placed pisco and grappa more towards the fire corner.


#15

I believe that Watney’s Red barrel is less like water and more like sewage.


#16

What kind of Tequila is this guy drinking, he’s got them backwards, “reposado” is a lot smoother than “blanco”, Sure, “reposado” is smokier because it takes on the flavor of the wood but “blanco” is the one that actually burns.
And no, a good tequila should not burn, the more it burns, the cheaper it is.
Otherwise this is pretty cool.

*Disclaimer: Not all tequila is the same, if all you’re drinking is Cuervo you may get the wrong impression of what a good tequila shoud taste like. Cazadores is a good, relatively inexpensive tequila that’s a better reference.


#17

One tequila
Two tequila
Three tequila
Floor


#18

Where would Bénédictine be on here? I just want to know for the next time I am in Burnley.


#19

Generally, it’s in my cognac (B&B).


#20

I looked all over for that link! Glad you linked it more prominently at URLs where the image appears. It’s such a fun piece!