A Case Against Fancy Decorated Drinks: Multi-Organ Failure After Drinking a Mojito Cocktail
KeywordsMojito cocktail, Mint branche, Ileum perforation, Multi-organ failure.
We present the first case of gastro-intestinal perforation caused by a mint twig decorating a cocktail drink. A 76-year-old man was enjoying his Mojito cocktail on a cruise ship near Mexico when he accidently swallowed a mint twig, resulting in ileum perforation. This led to a cascade of events, eventually resulting in life-threatening multi-organ failure. Given this rare but potentially severe complication and the increasing popularity of decorated drinks, a less ‘fancy’ presentation for cocktails and similar drinks may be warranted.