Can you leave a bottle of vodka in the freezer?
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.
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.
- Whiskey is one of the most popular liquors and, similarly to vodka, has an almost indefinite shelf life – when stored properly, whiskey does not go bad. You should also know, that whiskey is one of the alcohols that only age while they are stored in casks. That means, that it doesn't age in the bottle.
- 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.
- 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 .
- 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.
- Pure vodka won't freeze in a home freezer. You'll need to dilute it with water. The dilution will depend on the percentage of alcohol in your vodka and the temperature of your freezer. Do not consider salt or other ingredient that will require an even lower freezing temperature.
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.
- 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.
- Although heavy drinking can cause a great deal of health damage ranging from cirrhosis of the liver to pancreatitis, horror stories of alcoholic brain damage are largely a myth. Although wet brain is real, it can be prevented by proper nutrition and is not directly caused by alcohol itself.
- Our moonshine is tested for shelf stability and will not expire. The fruit in the jars is preserved by the alcohol, so its completely safe to drink for years after opening.
Updated: 2nd October 2019