- How long does non-alcoholic Tom Collins mix last once opened? The precise answer depends to a large extent on storage conditions — keep opened Tom Collins mix refrigerated and tightly closed.
How long does Tom Collins mix last in the refrigerator once opened? Tom Collins mix that has been continuously refrigerated will keep at best quality for about 4 to 6 months after opening.
Is opened Tom Collins 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 Tom Collins 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 Tom Collins mix will remain at peak quality.
How can you tell if opened Tom Collins mix is bad or spoiled? If the Tom Collins mix develops an off odor, flavor or appearance it should be discarded.
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