Question by  DoctorGenius (29)

Does mike's hard lemonade have a shelf life?

I found some I forgot I had.


Answer by  John (9008)

It will eventually become flat and start to taste bad, but it won't turn into anything harmful. You can safely try it; if it tastes fine, don't worry about it.


Answer by  eyeguy (3760)

The drink itself is palatable however the carbonation tends to degrade whether or not the bottle has been opened. You can still drink the product but it tends to taste awful. If you enjoy flat alcoholic beverages then you may enjoy it. If the bottle is opened the taste is even worse.


Answer by  Brett (7986)

Alcohol never goes bad, so you won't be harmed by drinking it in anyway. However, if it was kept in a really hot temperature in a location, I might not drink it.


Answer by  Dana46 (2345)

Alcoholic beverages usually last longer then other high sugar beverages due to the fact that the alcohol in them acts as a preservative. Its not likely to have spoiled to make you sick, but the flavor might be odd.


Answer by  diane23 (1167)

Mike's Hard Lemonade should last for at least several months, possibly longer, depending on the storage conditions. As long as it has been refrigerated or kept in a cool dry place it will probably be fine. The glass bottle provides good protection against it absorbing any odors which would cause the flavor to be off.


Answer by  conjcm (122)

Yes it will have a shelf life. Like an carbonated beverage (soda, beer, etc) it will go bad. It takes three to four months from initial bottling for a bottled or canned carbonated beverage to go bad. You can always open it and try it, it won't make you sick; it'll just taste bad.


Answer by  Anonymous

I just opened one that we've had in the refrigerator for at least 7 months...still tastes great.


Answer by  Anonymous

3 years in fridge , still tastes like Mike's. But tossed it anyways, who wants to serve old stuff to guests

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