Can you freeze 60-proof vodka?

This brief guide will address the query: “Can you freeze 60 proof vodka?” Also, we’ll address how 60-proof vodka can be frozen, what 60-proof vodka is, what is the nutritional content of 60-proof vodka, and is drinking 60-proof vodka healthy? 

Can you freeze 60-proof vodka?

Yes, 60-proof vodka will readily freeze at temperatures near or below-15°C. Sixty-proof vodka contains only 30% alcohol (as half of the proof units amount to the alcohol volume expressed in percentage). 

It should be noted that freezing 60-proof may result in a cracked bottle if it solidifies, or alternatively, in difficulty serving it, as it may require thawing out so it may pass through the bottle’s stopper. 

How can I freeze 60-proof vodka

Chilling 60-proof vodka in a freezer will require that the temperature be higher than -15°C, as any lower will cause the liquid to solidify, expand, and damage the bottle. 

As a way to “quick-chill” vodka, one can soak a paper towel in cold water and wrap it around the bottle of vodka, then place the wrapped bottle in the back of a freezer. Within 10 to 15 minutes, the spirit should be cool enough for serving or mixing with cocktails. 

Alternatively, it can be served sans chilling, on the rocks. Smoother tasting vodkas can be enjoyed at warmer temperatures, as they provide a milder burning sensation when consumed. 

What is 60-proof vodka

Sixty-proof vodka is a variation of vodka that has a lower percentage of alcohol. Regular vodka has a minimum alcohol bottling level of 35%, while the lower 30% alcohol concentration is commonly found in flavored or premade infused liquors. 

Many premium brands offer pre-flavored vodka in a variety of flavors and presentations that have no added sugars. 

As such finding one that suits an occasion or cocktail is simply a matter of taste. 

What is the nutritional content of 60-proof vodka

Vodka is a distilled spirit. As a general rule when it comes to alcoholic beverages, the number of calories per serving is directly proportional to the volume of alcohol present. 

In thIs case, it’s possible to extrapolate the number of calories present in a 1.5-ounce shot of 30% alcohol vodka, as a 1.5-ounce serving of 70-proof vodka provides around 85 calories, and a similar serving of 100-proof vodka provides 124 calories. 

Extrapolating, a 60-proof 1.5-ounce shot of vodka will provide somewhere between 70-75 calories. 

Pure 60-proof vodka has no added sugars or carbohydrates for that matter, and no fat or protein content either. Its calories are all rooted in its alcohol.   

Flavored vodka, on the other hand, depending on the brand and presentation, may have some added sugar when infused with flavors, although some brands have developed varieties and mixtures sans added sugar. 

Is drinking 60-proof vodka healthy? 

Drinking 60-proof vodka can be considered healthy if, as is the case with all alcoholic beverages, it is done in moderation and sporadically.  

Like all other spirits, the effects of drinking 60-proof vodka will depend on how frequently it is consumed, and in what amount. 

Sporadically consuming 60-proof vodka may not cause any side effects, and casual consumption should always be the norm. 

Its low-calorie content may make its moderated consumption ideal for losing weight when compared to other alcoholic beverages, but one should always be mindful that the end result (in this case, a drink or cocktail) may have added calories, on account of being mixed with other ingredients such as juices and nectars. 

Drinking any spirit or alcoholic beverage can cause intoxication in the short term, and if consumed regularly, it may lead to disorders such as fatty liver disease, cirrhosis, heart disease, high blood pressure, and it can also increase the risk of some cancers. 

Other symptoms that may be caused by regular alcohol consumption may include digestive problems such as bloating, gas, ulcers, and pain when having bowel movements. 

High alcohol consumption can also have detrimental effects on both men’s and women’s fertility, and sexual health. 

Gestating women should not, under any circumstance, consume alcohol, as it may lead to fetal alcohol syndrome and lead to a series of complications throughout the exposed infant’s life. 

Additionally, constant alcohol ingestion can result in deterioration of mental capabilities, and lead to other problems such as anxiety, erratic behavior, and worsen symptoms of preexisting mental health conditions. 

We don’t discourage our readers from enjoying a casual drink or two but we do advise readers to exercise moderation.

If you or someone close to you is having trouble limiting alcohol intake, we advise you to reach out to professionals for support, medical assistance, and treatment. 

There are free helplines available, and other resources such as counseling, medical treatment, and rehabilitation programs aimed at helping people with alcohol abuse troubles. 

Conclusion

In this brief guide, we’ve addressed the query: “Can you freeze 60 proof vodka?” Also, we’ve explored how 60-proof vodka can be frozen, what 60-proof vodka is, what is the nutritional content of 60-proof vodka, and is drinking 60-proof vodka healthy? 

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