Does apple cider vinegar have alcohol in it?
Most likely in trace amounts, yes.
To make apple cider vinegar, you start with apple juice.
Yeast is added to the juice, which transforms the sugars in the
juice to alcohol. During this time, care is taken to ensure that no
oxygen is able to get to the "must".If it is allowed to completely
ferment, nearly all (but unlikely completely all) off the sugarsa
will be gone from the juice. At this point you have "Hard" cider
(or just cider if you live outside the USA).
At this point, the airlocks are removed and a bacteria is
introduced (or allowed to self-introduce) to the cider. This
bacteria turns the alcohol into acedic acid- which is the stuff
that gives vinegar its strong taste and smell.
It is unlikely that there would be a complete transformation of
all the alcohol, so yes there is most likely alcohol in the
However, it is in amounts so small as to be nearly impossible to