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Warning About Liquid Nitrogen in Cocktails

A official warning about liquid nitrogen in cocktails was issued Monday by the Food Standards Agency of the United Kingdom.

Her Majesty’s government went public with the warning after virtually every news outlet in the UK had made much of the same sad story.

A young woman out celebrating her 18th birthday at Oscar’s wine bar in Lancaster city center did not know that you nurse a cocktail, especially one still smoking from being prepared with liquid nitrogen. Instead, she apparently drank it too quickly.

It was not long before Gaby Scanlon from Heysham, Lancashire was feeling breathless, her stomach hurting.

By 11 p.m. last Thursday, doctors at the Lancaster Royal Infirmary had found her stomach was perforated, and they immediately operated to remove most of it.

Without the emergency surgery, the young woman would have most certainly died.

Continue reading at: Food Safety News

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