Drinks with Liquid Nitrogen?

Philippines
October 8, 2012 10:40pm CST
I read a news in Yahoo News about an 18 year old girl who was celebrating her birthday party with friends had her stomached removed after drinking a cocktail that contained liquid nitrogen. This is my first time to hear such a drink with nitrogen. And I wonder what is the name of the cocktail so I can avoid it if I will be in a party. Such a shocking news. Do you know a drink that contains liquid nitrogen? I tried to google it but haven't found anything yet...
1 response
@beamer88 (4268)
• Philippines
9 Oct 12
I haven't come across that news yet. I'll go check it in a while. It's really a strange thing to mix liquid nitrogen in a cocktail drink. I'm not even sure how it's possible since this it supposedly freezes stuff almost instantly. (Or maybe this holds true only with solid things and not liquid) What I'm puzzled about is why this type of cocktail was served in the first place, knowing that it has a big potential for injuring people. If you've searched for it on the net and nothing has yet come up, maybe this is one of those drinks that aren't allowed.
• Philippines
9 Oct 12
Yeah, I wonder that too. But I just read again. They said that some bars and chefs use liquid nitrogen to quickly freeze things such as ice cream and to "Add an element of visual drama to dishes. I guess the cocktail drink before it was poured into the cocktail glass was chilled using liquid nitrogen. Im not sure. I can't imagine how painful it was for the girl..