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
Products & Price:
- Curious Elixir #1 ($35 for 4 bottles)
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.