For centuries, people have regarded alcohol as an elixir. Historically, its uses have spanned a wide range from fortifying soldiers before battle to ramping up the fun at a frat party. This infographic explains the alchemic relationship between different spirits and their respective elements. The infographic also outlines which drinks are favored by Western and Eastern palates, and which drinks pair well with certain foods. As the infographic illustrates, spirits become sweeter as they approach the center of the element. The more pronounced tastes are found on the outer corners.