Does Vodka Ever Go Bad?

When you add a liquor cabinet or minibar to a fully stocked kitchen with frozen, fresh, and pantry supplies, things may become confused.

You may not know whether you may put your alcoholic items in a dusty closet till heaven come or if you must arrange a party to get rid of them.

First, analyze the drink's ingredients and aging. Vodka is a pure spirit produced from potatoes, fruit, or wheat.

When consumed alone, vodka is usually 80-proof (40 percent ABV) or higher. Vodka's high alcohol content makes it unfriendly to microbes, making it impervious to bacterial deterioration.

Don't bother looking for an expiration date on a bottle of vodka because bacteria can't live in it.

All basic liquors, including gin, whiskey, tequila, rum, and vodka, have a consistent shelf life. 

Industry experts recommend drinking spirits within 6 to 8 months for best taste, but there's no expiration date.

Just a small chance of losing a hint of flavor. To keep its flavor and keep it from evaporating, alcohol should be kept in a cool, dark place.  darkest and coldest place you have.

This includes your freezer, which is probably the darkest and coldest place you have.

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