No matter how yummy it might sound or how nifty keen the vapor looks, please try to refrain from drinking this sub-zero liquid that can burn holes through your digestive tract. This message brought to you by a charitable donation from the partnership of “You should have paid attention in science class” and “Yeah, well the carnies at the state fair swear their rides are safe, too”, with substantial underwriting by “Were this a comic book you’d have super powers now”.
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MIAMI BEACH, Florida (Reuters) – A trendy South Beach restaurant has pulled liquid nitrogen cocktails off its menu after a woman was served a drink with too much of the sub-zero liquid and was rushed to the hospital with a burned esophagus.
Luxury “cryogenic cocktails” have become popular, with bartenders using small amounts of liquid nitrogen to create smoking drinks. The liquid can also instantly freeze everything from ice cream to fruit, which then easily shatters into glass-like shards.