- How long does unopened non-alcoholic margarita mix last? The precise answer to the question depends to a large extent on storage conditions - store unopened bottles of margarita mix in a cool, dark area.
To extend the shelf life of unopened margarita mix, keep unopened margarita mix away from direct sources of heat or light.
How long does unopened margarita mix last at room temperature? Properly stored, unopened margarita mix will generally stay at best quality for about 12 to 18 months when stored at room temperature, although it will usually remain safe to drink after that.
Is unopened margarita mix safe to drink after the "expiration" date on the bottle? Yes, provided it is properly stored, the bottle is undamaged and there is no sign of spoilage (see below) - commercially packaged margarita mix will typically carry a " Best By," "Best if Used By," "Best Before", or "Best When Used By" date but this is not a safety date, it is the manufacturer's estimate of how long the unopened margarita mix will remain at peak quality.
How to tell if margarita mix is bad or spoiled? If margarita mix develops an off odor, flavor or appearance, it should be discarded.
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