How long does an unopened bottle of vermouth last

about 3 to 4 years3 to 4 years of bottling. If there’s a best-by date on the bottle, just add 2 to 3 years to it, and you’re good to go.

What is the shelf life of vermouth?

Store it in the Refrigerator

Once open, your vermouth needs to be stored in the refrigerator. It’ll stay in good shape for about a month, and then in passable shape for about two months after that. If you can’t use it up within three months, invite some friends over, or give it away.

How long does a sealed bottle of vermouth last?

3 to 4 years


Most vermouths are at their best quality within 3 to 4 years of production, although they will stay safe indefinitely if properly stored.

Can old vermouth make you sick?

Drinking old vermouth probably won’t make you sick, but it can be quite unpleasant. It will also give an undesirable flavor to your Manhattan or Negroni, so you’ll want to be sure that you aren’t using old vermouth in your cocktail mixes either.

How do you know if vermouth has gone bad?

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What can you do with old vermouth?

For Todd Maul of Boston’s Cafe ArtScience, oxidized vermouth can become a medium for art. “What you’re actually able to do is you can pull it through a rotational evaporator and make it into a tincture and then into a paint,” Maul says.

Should you store vermouth in the fridge?

Whether it’s dry vermouth (maybe you’re making a Fifty-Fifty Martini), sweet red vermouth (for negronis), or the in-between bianco (for a new twist on a negroni), it needs to go in the fridge—where it won’t last longer than a few months.

How long does an unopened bottle of Martini last?

How Long Does Sweet and Dry Vermouth Last?

Vermouth Room temperature Refrigerator
Vermouth (unopened) 3 to 4 years
Vermouth (opened) 1 to 2 months

What happens if you don’t refrigerate vermouth?

You won’t have any problems with it going bad if you don’t put it in the fridge. However, the quality will decrease much more rapidly if you chill it in the refrigerator rather than in the freezer. It is best to keep an opened bottle of vermouth in the pantry at all times.