The science of thawing alcoholic drinks - how does vodka thaw?
November 29, 2005 4:12 PM Subscribe
Does thawing vodka decrease in alcohol content as it thaws?
posted by Grensgeval to food & drink (8 answers total)
My fridge's freezer is pretty decent, as it can freeze solid my 40% alcohol (that makes it 80% proof) Smirnoff vodka.
The bottle's icey contents always start to thaw rather quickly, but after a while, when most of it is pourable, there will be content frozen against the inside walls of the bottle that defrosts a lot slower than the rest. For a full bottle, this would be an estimated 20-30 volume percent.
Am I right to assume that what is left frozen, has less percentage alcohol content than the pourable part?
There is a significant time difference in defrosting part 1 (quickly pourable) and part 2 (stays frozen long) of the bottle content.
This would mean I am serving maybe 100, 120 or more % proof to my guests.
Interesting, but for some unwanted.
Does anyone have any evidence of this? (Drunken friends, wrecked cars, illegitimate children all count).