How Long Does Alcohol Last?

How long does alcohol last? This is the alcohol drink menu, broken down by category of drink. Alcohol provides adult refreshment. As the percentage of alcohol content varies with each alcohol drink, so does the shelf life of the drink. The higher the percentage of the good stuff in the bottle, the longer the bottle will last. This alcohol drink menu lists many alcoholic drinks along with their expected shelf life. We've included favorites like beer, wine and champagne along with hard liquors.

So, check our various alcohol pages to find answers not only about how long does alcohol last but also about the best storage methods for alcohol and other tidbits of information on your favorite libation.

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To find out how long foods are good for, please visit the Dairy, Drinks, Fruits, Grains, Proteins, Vegetables and Other sections of Eat By Date or search below.

What are our shelf life resources?

In determining how long Alcohol lasts, our content incorporates research from multiple resources, including the United States Department of Agriculture and the United States Food & Drug Administration. In addition, we scoured the web for informative articles and reports related to food safety, food storage and the shelf life of Alcohol.

*An important note about expiration dates...

Although the Alcohol shelf life information on Eat By Date is generally reliable, please remember that individual cases will vary and that our advice should only be taken as an opinion and not a replacement for your health care professional. Please drink responsibly!