- How long does unopened non-alcoholic Tom Collins mix last? The precise answer to the question depends to a large extent on storage conditions - store unopened bottles of Tom Collins mix in a cool, dark area.
To extend the shelf life of unopened Tom Collins mix, keep unopened Tom Collins mix away from direct sources of heat or light.
How long does unopened Tom Collins mix last at room temperature? Properly stored, unopened Tom Collins 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 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 unopened Tom Collins mix will remain at peak quality.
How to tell if Tom Collins mix is bad or spoiled? If Tom Collins mix develops an off odor, flavor or appearance, it should be discarded.
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