08/10/2012 13:46 BST | Updated 08/10/2012 19:31 BST

Liquid Nitrogen And Other Drinks To Avoid To Keep Your Stomach Intact

Teenager Gaby Scanlon had to have part of her stomach removed after drinking a cocktail made with liquid nitrogen.

However, this is by no means the only beverage that should be handled with care.

Here are four more extreme tipples:


There has been much scaremongering about this spirit, also known as "the green fairy", with some claiming that it has similar effects on the mind as psychoactive drugs thanks to one of its chemical ingredients, thujone.

Absinth was even banned for a while in some countries.

There was never any need for this, but the drink should still be given respect, as it normally contains between 45 and 75% alcohol by volume.

Most sensible people drink the stuff with water or use it as a cocktail ingredient.


What Are The Dangers Of Drinking Liquid Nitrogen?


Made in the US and banned in several states, this ridiculously potent drink comes in two versions - 75.5% and 95% alcohol by volume.

Needless to say, it’s really only used to give cocktails a bit of menace.

Devil Springs Vodka

Here the Americans are throwing down the gauntlet to Russia. Made in New Jersey, this spirit is 80% alcohol. Even James Bond would probably baulk at having his vodka martinis made with it.

Bacardi 151

If pirates had drunk rum like this, it’s doubtful they’d have got round to hunting for much treasure, as rather than being the regular 30 to 40% alcohol, it’s 75% abv.