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Texturizers can provide critical functionality in many alcoholic beverage applications yet care must be taken to select a stabilizer that remains stable in the presence of alcohol and at low pH levels.

In drinks like pina coladas, stabilizers enhance mouthfeel and increase viscosity while emulsifying the coconut cream and suspending the pineapple pulp.

In frozen drinks, stabilizers increase viscosity, provide freeze/thaw stability and control ice crystal growth.

Functions of gums & stabilizers in alcohol stable beverages

  • Improve mouthfeel
  • Increase viscosity
  • Improve shelf stability

Questions a Gum Guru might ask when recommending a stabilizer for this application

  • What are your label claim goals?
  • What functionality are you looking to achieve?
  • What is the alcohol content (ABV) of your beverage?
  • What is the pH of your beverage?

alcohol stable frozen drinks

Identifying your texture targets

Using standardized language to identify your texture targets early in product development can speed up the process and result in a beverage that consistently delights your consumers. Our food texture terminology makes it easier to communicate the desired texture attributes of your alcohol stable beverage.

Texture Attributes of Alcohol Stable Beverages
 Attribute Description Examples (low/high)
Viscosity Rate of flow per unit force: the force to draw between lips from spoon, and the rate of flow across tongue water vs sweetened condensed milk
Astringency The feeling on the tongue or other skin surfaces of the oral cavity described as puckering/dry and associated with tannins or alum yellow American cheese vs strong brewed tea
Awareness of Particulates Amount of grainy, gritty, or lumpy particles or other inclusions in the mass strained bananas baby food vs cream of wheat cereal
Mouth Coating Degree to which mouth surfaces are coated after swallowing or expectorating water dessert gel vs creamy peanut butter

Products

  • Product
    Application
    Usage Level
    Features
  • Beverages, Alcohol Stable
    0.10-0.60%
    Adds body, thickens, and provides freeze/thaw stablility; easily dispersible grade
  • Beverages, Alcohol Stable
    0.25-0.50%
    Stabilizes emulsions through viscosity and suspension characteristics
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