Liquor and Preserving Food
Name: Nick G.
Date: January 2004
I was wondering if liquor can be used as a
preservative for fruit, say if you canned fruit and filled the can with
liquor before sealing the container.
Yes, depending upon the type of fruit and/or the alcohol content of the
final mix liquor, because it contains ethanol can be used as a
The most effective concentration of ethanol for killing bacteria
is 70%--so yes, it is possible to preserve fruit in this manner.
Jeannine M. Durdik
Associate Professor of Biological Sciences
Click here to return to the Molecular Biology Archives
Update: June 2012