Hi cocktail lovers! Dry January is almost over but I didn't want it to pass by entirely with out trying our first ever alcohol-free cocktail.
I recently connected with the team at Curious Elixirs and they generously sent me a box of their booze-free cocktails. Each of their cocktails are named with numbers and the sent me Number 1, Number 2, Number 3, and Number 4 plus a little card that explained the flavors and specific health benefits of each cocktail.
This is my first time trying a non-alcoholic cocktail line so I'm excited, I don't know what to expect, and I have nothing to compare it to. So let's do this!
I did pour each of these cocktails into glasses and man, are they pretty! These might be the prettiest cocktails I've reviewed, boozy or not. I mean, look at that color!
Here is my official review of Curious Elixirs:
Going into this I had no idea what to expect. Curious Elixirs are my first ever booze-free cocktail experience. The very first thing I was struck with is how beautiful these drinks are once you pour them out of the bottle. Pro tip: make sure to invert the bottle before you open it to remix the cocktail. There is a lot of good stuff in there! So, first impressions are, these look like legit, fancy, interesting cocktails.
One shaker = not sweet at all // Five shakers = your teeth may curl
The booze-free Curious Elixir cocktails are not at all sweet and they are earning the first ever, zero out of five cocktail shakers on our sweetness scale. They are super flavorful cocktails, just without any sweetness to speak of.
One shaker = does this have booze? Five shakers = OG Four Lokos
Another first! These non-alcoholic cocktails are our first ever zero out of five cocktail shaker on our boozy scale too. While the Curious Elixirs are alcohol-free cocktails they do still give you a little bit of a boost in a way that is super similar to kombucha. I really enjoyed to mood enhancing benefits of these cocktails. I had a pretty rough day yesterday and these really did help.
Would I buy this ready to drink cocktail again?
Yes, I think so. The flavors are complex and interesting. The drinks are pretty so they feel fancy. And I also super enjoyed the added benefits that come with the booze-free Curious Elixirs - and not just the lack of a hangover.
The Curious Elixirs did boost my mood and provided a little extra relaxation so they are a great replacement to an alcoholic drink for the nights when all you are seeking is something to mellow out your day but is more than just a hot tea or sparkling water.
Overall I think this alcohol-free cocktail trend is pretty interesting. Personally I love cocktails for the uniqueness, the complex flavor combinations, and most importantly - the fancy feeling that cocktails have that no other drink can match. So why not a booze-free version?
If you want to give a non-alcoholic cocktail a try I definitely recommend checking out Curious Elixirs. You can peruse all of their flavor options and order them right from their website here:
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