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Can we keep alcoholic beverages indefinitely?

Short Answer: Yes. In general, unopened containers of alcohol have an indefinite shelf-life. For example, there are 500+ year old barrels of wine which are likely still drinkable (i.e. not only safe ...
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How to replace booze in eggnog?

The easiest way is rum or brandy extract. The flavor is milder, but satisfactory enough. (Rum extract is far easier to find than brandy extract.) Most brands still have some alcohol (significantly ...
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How to add bourbon flavor?

What we think of as "bourbon flavor" is due to a combination of things. Bourbon is aged in a new oak barrel that has been charred on the inside. The important thing is not so much the layer ...
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How to replace booze in eggnog?

I'm no eggnog expert, but when I need to substitute bourbon in a recipe that calls for both bourbon and sugar, I have substituted bourbon for a mixture of maple syrup and molasses. This will be a ...
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How to add bourbon flavor?

Heating to remove alcohol isn't as effective as you might think, and igniting the vapour is of no benefit. Once it's evaporated it's gone from the liquid anyway, and imagine trying to get a flame from ...
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Can we keep alcoholic beverages indefinitely?

Alcohol in high concentratons is a preservative. The only spiritous liquor or cordial type thing I've ever had go off from age was off-brand Irish Cream liqueur which curdled - never had a problem ...
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Do yeast pancakes contain alcohol?

Yes, yeast-risen foods such as bread will contain trace quantities of ethanol. The concentration will likely be lower than that found in fresh fruit.
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Can we keep alcoholic beverages indefinitely?

I've experienced sugar crystallising out of some very-sweet liqueurs. That's taken over 20 years so far, with a net result that the content is less-sweet than it used to be. And that suits my ...
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How to add bourbon flavor?

Your bourbon cask had a small amount of bourbon in the wood. A similarly small amount of bourbon applied directly won't be enough alcohol to matter to your ferment. You can take a bit more involved ...
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Can we keep alcoholic beverages indefinitely?

Unopened spirits have an indefinite shelf life. Once opened, color and flavor may be impacted. They will certainly be food safe. Wine is fermented fruit. It continues to change, even in a sealed ...
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How to replace booze in eggnog?

I'm no expert either, but my mother simply never added it. She used a 50/50 milk/eggnog ratio. And to this day, I like it better than adding alcohol.
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Calories in alcohol-based sauce brought to boil (bourbon chicken)

Chronometer uses the best scientific-quality database, which is from the USDA's FoodData Central. You can find the same data at nutritiondata.self.com, which is easier to access from a desktop ...
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How to replace booze in eggnog?

7-up or Gingerale gives eggnog kind of a nice flavor and great mouth feel, I prefer to add Gingerale regardless of whether I add liquor or not. Happy Holidays!
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Eggnog to Spirit ratio?

We flavor our egg nog individually. About 1/2 to 1 oz per large coffee mug full. I like store bought egg nog. We have made it before. It's expensive and requires multiple ingredients. We add nutmeg on ...
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Eggnog to Spirit ratio?

I used a store bought large carton (64 oz) and 8 oz light rum. It was good and not too strong. People could add additional rum individually to their glass if they wanted stronger
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how to calculate a standard drink from the alcohol percentage?

It is easier to define the standard drink by volume as you won't have to switch between concentrations by volume (as is normal in most drinks) and grams. This is probably where your recollection of ...
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How to infuse vanilla into bourbon (or other spices into liquor) using low heat without reducing alcohol proof?

Just put a vanilla bean in the bottle of booze and leave it there until the booze is used up. I always have a bottle of rum with a bean it.
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How to add bourbon flavor?

Although I would agree that it's not the bourbon but the barrel char you are tasting, it's a bit of a palaver to add that flavor by re-aging it in a cask or adding charred wood, I suggest instead to ...
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How to add bourbon flavor?

The bourbon flavour is probably the oak barrel flavour. Try getting a piece of oak char it with a blow torch to activate flavour and house the sauce with the piece of oak in it. That is how you make ...
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how to calculate a standard drink from the alcohol percentage?

There is an "easy" way to do this if you are drinking somewhere that uses fluid ounces instead of mL. I call it the "divide by 60" method. A US "standard drink" is 12 fl oz of 5%. Multiplying 12 * ...
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how to calculate a standard drink from the alcohol percentage?

The question provided a link to "How to determine the alcohol content of a mixed-drink?", so I'll assume you want a simpler, easier to understand answer. Consider some common drinks: 12 US fl.oz. (...
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How much alcohol is left in this sauce?

It is impossible to calculate. Alcohol is more volatile (in a chemistry sense volatility is a measurement of a substances tendency to vaporize) than water, but it doesn't disappear anywhere near as ...
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Mixed drink with tonic water already added?

Something like this : Fentimans's Bloom Gin & Tonic http://www.fentimans.com/drinks/pre-mixed-alcoholic-drinks There is a list here (UK oriented) https://www.goodhousekeeping.co.uk/institute/...
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