Aperol keeps a long time if he superimposed a cool, dark and protected from consumers.
Aperol and durability criteria
It concerns with Aperol a liqueur composed of rhubarb, cinchona bark, gentian and bitter orange substantially. When the bottle from Italy comes, he has an alcohol content of 11%, due to the returnable regulation he has in Germany a 15%.
- Alcohol, cinchona bark and gentian have a germicidal effect. Therefore, you can expect a virtually unlimited shelf life if the only concern is whether you can get sick from the drink.
- Flavoring system changes are of course usually occur after some time, and it is usually first come generally to alcohol has evaporated. An upset to vinegar - like wine - is not expected, even the drink does not become rancid - such as a cream liqueur - or even foul, as it may happen in eggnog. He will only taste stale over time, because alcohol and essential oils evaporate or change.
- The most sensitive is the color of Aperols, the typical orange-red can be degraded quite quickly due to incorrect storage. This change of the dyes must have no effect on the taste.
How long does the liqueur, depends on when you look at him as no longer fit for human consumption.
How long does the liqueur
- In an original bottle that has never been opened, the beverage can keep for years, unless it is exposed to sunlight. UV light definitely changes the color of the Aperols.
- Once the bottle has been opened, the next enemy of the drink, the oxygen can penetrate. This changed the color and flavor of certain ingredients by oxidation. The more you mix the drink with air, the stronger the impact. Who shakes a half-full bottle, provides a strong mixing and reduces the shelf life, ie, flavor and color change. Depending on the treatment, the drink can not taste it after a few weeks.
- The hotter the drink is, the easier it is alcohol and aromas evaporate. If you expose an opened bottle of greater heat, eg. As next to a fire or in direct sunlight, it may no longer be fit for human consumption after a few hours. In addition, the oxidation proceeds more rapidly when heated.
- With reasonable handling, so if you immediately close the bottle tightly, do not shake this unnecessary and also stored in a cool and dark, can an opened bottle Aperol patronize even after 2 years.
Since you do not have to fear that the drink is harmful, you can simply try careful if you find an older open bottle. If the Aperol no longer tastes, discard him just when he tastes, you can look forward without thinking about how long it has remained.