Non-alcoholic cocktails! They’re a Whole Thing now, and the best part of something becoming a Whole Thing is that we get a bevvy of new and different options to try – and especially now since New Year celebrations are around the corner.
However, most of our experiences with non-alcoholic drinks have led to… mixed results. But the non-alcoholic landscape looks set to change with Curious Elixirs, which bills its beverages as “craft cocktails without the booze.”
And there’s more going on here than just whipping up a drink and holding the booze. Each beverage in the lineup riffs on a different style of familiar cocktail—like the Negroni, or Bee’s Knees, or Cucumber Collins—with twists like organic juices, roots, and botanicals.
Take the Curious No. 2, which is described as a Pineapple Margarita meets a Dark and Stormy. A little sour, a little spicy, it’s a mix of citrus, pepper, ginger, and herbs that’s unlike anything you’ve ever tasted before. All without the hangover you might have after seven or eight of these poured the usual way.
Anyone who’s ever tried going sober for a night out, let alone attempted a “Dry” New Year’s Resolution, or even a total lifestyle change, knows how tough it can be. The pressure to drink in social settings, usually to a dangerous extent, is high. There’s plenty of evidence that shows we should just cut alcohol altogether. Curious, with its cool bottle design and delicious tasting elixirs, makes it a little bit easier to pass up that next round at the party.
So if you’re looking to start the new year off on the right foot and don’t know what else to do with your hands, give Curious a shot.