We are currently developing an alcoholic beverage mix of rum and passion fruit.
The passion fruit juice is not pasteurized, but it has a high brix (40), low pH (2.8), and Potassium Sorbate and Sodium Benzoate as preservatives.
We wanted to know what is the minimum alcohol percentage needed so we dont need to pasteurize the juice (if possible). And if there is any regulation about this kind of beverages in the US.
Thank you very much.