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shelf-life of home-bottled carbonated cocktails


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shelf-life of home-bottled carbonated cocktails

matthew715 | Jun 7, 2012 08:47 AM

I recently came across a link from Jeffrey Morgenthaler about home-bottled carbonated cocktails ( and am planning to try a few out this weekend. My concern, however, is that cocktails made with fresh fruit juice will not have a significant shelf-life in the fridge. Morgenthaler mentions this, but I am having a difficult time seeing the problem using fruit juice if spirits and liqueurs with a high sugar content are acceptable. I was thinking of doing a carbonated basil gimlet for example, but don't want to waste the product if I'm looking at a short shelf-life. Anyone have any thoughts on this?

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