- How long do ready-to-drink margaritas last once opened? The precise answer depends to a large extent on storage conditions — keep opened ready-to-drink margaritas refrigerated and tightly closed.
How long do ready-to-drink margaritas last in the refrigerator once opened? Ready-to-drink margaritas that have been continuously refrigerated will typically keep at best quality for about 4 to 6 months after opening.
Are opened ready-to-drink margaritas safe to drink after the "expiration" date on the bottle? Yes, provided they are properly stored, the bottle is undamaged and there is no sign of spoilage (see below) - commercially packaged ready-to-drink margaritas 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 ready-to-drink margaritas will remain at peak quality.
How can you tell if opened ready-to-drink margaritas are bad or spoiled? If the ready-to-drink margaritas develop an off odor, flavor or appearance they should be discarded.
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