A:An open bottle of vodka can be kept for decades as it does not go bad. The vodka does get weaker over time. After a few decades, the proof may dip below 25 percent, which increases the possibility of bacteria and yeast developing in the bottle.
A:Many different types of alcohol can be mixed with apple cider, including rum, whiskey, cinnamon schnapps, Grand Marnier, Jagermeister, bourbon, vodka or brandy. Other popular ingredients in apple cider cocktails include lemon juice and cinnamon.
A:Unflavored vodka has a very small amount of sugar, generally less than 1 gram per ounce of vodka. Unflavored vodka does not contain sugar aside from what is left behind after the distilling process. Vodka is distilled from fruits, vegetables and grains, some of which have natural sugars.
A:The standard definition of a single shot of alcohol varies worldwide, with measures ranging from 30 to 60 milliliters. As such, where a person is in the world determines how many shots can be poured from a 1-liter bottle.
A:Single-malt scotch is the product of one distillery, while a double-malt scotch is a blend of two or more distilleries. Any scotch can come from multiple batches or barrels, but being classified as single-malt simply means it was sourced from one location.
A:Mixing vodka with soda can vary the calorie count considerably, as the cocktail being prepared may contain either calorie-free soda water, calorie-free diet soda or regular soda, which is not a calorie-free beverage. Vodka is an incredibly diverse drink, and it is used as the primary alcohol in many drinks and cocktails.
A:Chocolate liquor does not contain alcohol. It is the smooth liquid produced by grinding the center of the cocoa bean and is just one of the transitional states of cocoa from plant to edible chocolate.
A:Although it's a common misconception, tequila never contains a worm in its bottle, according to The Straight Dope. Mescal, tequila's cheaper relative, sometimes contains a worm thanks to Jacobo Lozano Paez, a Mexican entrepreneur who first implemented the worm as a marketing gimmick in 1950.
A:Generally, patients are advised not to eat or drink anything after midnight before surgery, according to the American Society of Anesthesiologists. They should also avoid drinking alcoholic beverages for 24 hours after surgery.
A:The gold flakes in Goldschlager liquor are actual flakes of gold leaf. Edible gold leaf made from 22-carat, 23-carat or 24-carat gold and silver alloy is used in drinks and in confectionery applications, such as cake decorating. Gold is safe to ingest as long its alloys are pure.