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Mar 1, 2004 08:40 AM

Storing vodka?

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I'm not much of a liquor expert and I was wondering about the best way to store an opened bottle of vodka at home. My wife thinks it best to keep it in the freezer (it doesn't freeze), but last time we did this the vodka turned undrinkable. Any suggestions or hints?

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  1. Ethan, the best way to store Vodka is the way the Russians do: Internally.

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    1. re: Leper

      That may be true, but what you get out after internal storage really is undrinkable.

    2. I always have a couple of opened bottles of vodka in my freezer, and find it extremely drinkable.


      1. Ethan, I've been storing vodka in my freezer for years and years, many varieties, never with a problem. Was your bottle TIGHTLY capped? Was anything--water?--added to the vodka? I'm mystified. It's the best way to store vodka, but not the only way. You can keep it pretty indefinitely in a cool dark place.

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        1. re: Tom Steele

          I'm also new to vodka. What is the best way to store a bottle unopened or opened? In a wine fridge at 13C? Wouldn't storing it in a freezer be too cold? And would this apply to Gin and Lillet?

        2. Thanks for all the helpful and humorous responses. I think it was just probably a bad bottle of vodka. Here's to storing some internally!

          1. Your wife is right. Unless you're an aficionado of warmed vodka. I like to put sliced/diced fresh fruit in a glass, cover it with tequila, heat it in the microwave for 45 seconds, stir, and enjoy the essence of the fruit infused into the liquor. It's great.