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Run Oregon Test Kitchen: Curious Elixirs


If you read Run Oregon, you have probably noticed that we write about beer and wine a fair amount. Obviously, these are popular drinks here in Oregon and an increasing number of races are wine-themed or have beer or cider as a post-race celebratory libation. As a result, we tend to highlight this on our site. However, we realize that not every runner is a fan of alcohol, so when we came across Curious Elixirs, a bottled non-alcoholic cocktail, we were intrigued and felt it would be valuable to highlight.

Our mission is to redefine what it means to drink socially. The signature requirement isn’t that a drink is alcoholic; it’s that it’s special, delicious, good for you + good to drink with friends. That’s why we created Curious Elixirs.

Our cocktails are 100% alcohol-free + 100% organic. While we can’t tell you exactly what’s in our secret blends, we proudly use only organic juices, herbs, barks, botanicals + spices to make your mouth dance.

The taste is definitely intriguing. Be forewarned that you should not expect a wine cooler and sweet mixture in these bottles. I feel they actually have a “boozy” taste to it – so much so that I actually triple checked that it was actually non-alcoholic. I feel that this can be enjoyed on the rocks – and they recommend it in old-fashioned glass with an orange wedge – but it was a tad too herbal for my taste when trying straight.

I’m not a huge “hard-alcohol” drinker in general, but I really liked the taste as a mixer with cranberry juice and an orange wedge – my combo of choice when I am beer-less. And considering that each bottle is only about 85 ounces, it’s a low-calorie option that is fun to enjoy with friends in social settings, without having to sit on the sidelines.

Their #2 elixir sold out and is currently in reproduction, and #3 is in the final planning and production stages, so there will be other options soon to try.

Company: Curious Elixirs

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Thank you to Curious Elixirs for providing us with a sample item. Please read our transparency page for info on how we do our reviews.

About Matt Rasmussen (1113 Articles)
Matt Rasmussen lives in Keizer, Ore. with his wife and three daughters. He enjoys watching the Olympics, sampling craft beers, and all things Canada (he was born there). Matt was raised as a baseball player and officially transitioned over to running in 2010. Matt joined the Run Oregon team in October 2011, and since then he has spearheaded the blog’s efforts to cover product reviews, news about businesses related to running, and running events in the Willamette Valley.

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