- How long does non-alcoholic sparkling apple cider last once opened? The precise answer depends to a large extent on storage conditions — keep opened sparkling apple cider refrigerated and tightly closed.
How long does sparkling apple cider last in the refrigerator once opened? Sparkling apple cider that has been continuously refrigerated will keep at best quality for about 7 to 10 days after opening.
Is opened sparkling apple cider safe to drink after the "expiration" date on the bottle? Yes, provided it is properly stored and the bottle is undamaged - commercially packaged sparkling apple cider 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 sparkling apple cider will remain at peak quality.
How can you tell if opened sparkling apple cider is bad or spoiled? After opening, commercially manufactured sparkling apple cider will start to become flat; if the sparkling apple cider develops an off odor, flavor or appearance it should be discarded.
Discard all sparkling apple cider from bottles that are leaking, rusting, bulging or severely dented.
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