Sunday, October 7, 2012

Teenager has stomach removed after drinking liquid nitrogen cocktail

Gabby Scanlan was celebrating her 18th birthday with drinks when she became ill and suddenly couldn't breath.
She was taken to the hospital where she diagnosed with a perforated stomach.
the 18-year-old had her stomach removed to save her life after drinking a cocktail containing liquid nitrogen.

After developing severe stomach pain she was rushed to the hospital and underwent emergency surgery to remove her stomach.

Police said: 'Medical opinion is that this would have proved fatal had the operation not been carried out urgently.' 

This popular cooling liquid is added to a small amount to a cocktail to chill and create a nitrogen grey smoke effect.

Since the accident the bar has stopped selling the liquid nitrogen cocktail.

Recently the popularity of liquid nitrogen with drink and food has skyrocketed.
Liquid nitrogen is odorless, tasteless and colorless.
When used with alcohol it creates a frozen cocktail, so there's no need for ice.
What you get instead is a soft, slushy drink. 

In recent years the trend of using liquid nitrogen with drink and food has soared.

Liquid nitrogen has gained much fame by Heston Blumenthal (above photo) and the molecular gastronomy methods he uses.