Can vodka lose its alcohol content?
If kept in a cool, dark place vodka may last indefinitely after opening. As time goes on it will lose its alcohol content, so after a decade or so the liquor may dip to below 25% abv. Whiskey, like other liquors, has a pretty stable shelf life.
An unopened bottle should actually stay the same, flavor-wise for many years. Once you open it, however, it will start to evaporate, so it won't taste the same after, like, 10 years. Many companies, like Absolut, will recommend consuming vodka within two years of purchasing it.
- Even if you open a bottle and let it sit, it will not expire, but the alcohol may start to evaporate as it oxidizes. It is recommended to drink spirits 6 months to a year after being opened.
- The evaporation from earlier will occur at a faster rate if a bottle of vodka has been opened, but it will not happen in just a year or two. After a decade or so, vodka will slowly loose its flavor possibly making it taste terrible. However, vodka will not go bad. It will get weaker over time.
- Drinking too much alcohol can raise blood pressure to unhealthy levels. Having more than three drinks in one sitting temporarily increases your blood pressure, but repeated binge drinking can lead to long-term increases. If you have high blood pressure, avoid alcohol or drink alcohol only in moderation.
For the most part, there's no need to refrigerate or freeze liquor whether it's still sealed or already opened. Hard liquors like vodka, rum, tequila, and whiskey; most liqueurs, including Campari, St. Germain, Cointreau, and Pimm's; and bitters are perfectly safe to store at room temperature.
- Jas Hennessy & Co., or more simply Hennessy, is a cognac house with headquarters in Cognac, France. Jas Hennessy & Co. sells about 50 million bottles a year worldwide, or more than 40 percent of the world's cognac, making it the world's largest cognac producer.
- For the most part, beers (like wine) can be stored in temperatures between 45 and 55 degrees Fahrenheit. Whether it's vodka, rum, or whiskey, liquors can be stored at room temperature whether they're opened or unopened.
- Since vodka doesn't really freeze (at least not in a commercial freezer), you keep vodka in the freezer so that when you serve it, it's chilled and refreshing, like a glass of water.
Since vodka doesn't really freeze (at least not in a commercial freezer), you keep vodka in the freezer so that when you serve it, it's chilled and refreshing, like a glass of water.
- Always store it in the freezer at -2 degrees Fahrenheit. It never freezes. Bought a litre of Absolut at Costco, as they didn't have Stoli, and it froze in the same freezer. This is a shame, as it is not an inexpensive vodka.
- Does Fireball Freeze? Our whisky's proof makes it perfect to store and pour straight from the average freezer. You'd have to drop the temperature to about -12 degrees Fahrenheit to get our whisky to ice up. This entry was posted by jack on Friday, August 14th, 2015 at 12:00 am and is filed under .
- Alcohol does freeze, but at a very wide range of temperatures. Every type of alcohol has its own freezing point, and that can change based on what it's mixed with and what kind of container it's in. You can't stick a margarita and gin martini into the freezer and expect them to come out the same way.
Updated: 2nd October 2019