A Curious Pair: No. 4

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A Curious Pair: No. 4

What’s up, party people?  Let’s get right down to it: Curious Elixir No. 4 might get along with summery foods just like No. 3, but its flavor is a whole different genre. Remember the subtle flavors of No. 3 from our previous installment? Well, drink in those calm vibes one last time, because now we’re turning up the volume. 

Snack Suggestions for this Classic Aperitivo

Curious Elixir No. 4 is our take on a blood orange spritz, and it brings bold flavors to the table. This drink packs a punch and goes well with fattier, richer foods. Our official suggestion is to pair No. 4 with an antipasti platter. Salty meats, zesty olives, and crispy crackers love No. 4’s bright citrus notes.

This is your opportunity to go wild with rich snacks and charcuterie:

  • Cured meats like salami, mortadella, and prosciutto
  • Slices of herby focaccia drizzled with olive oil
  • Even some of those cute mozzarella cheese balls
It’s just like spending the holidays with your nonna, only it’s summer and you’re drinking a booze-free craft cocktail.


A photo of a glass with an orange beverage in it. The drink is garnished with a round slice of orange and an orange flower. An orange straw sticks out of it. The background is a pale peach color.

Primi and Secondi

If you’re looking for something heartier (and fancier) than the appetizer-esque fare we’ve concentrated on so far, consider pairing Curious Elixir No. 4 with the decidedly distinguished croque-madame sandwich. If for any reason you aren’t interested in the sandwich’s signature egg, a croque-monsieur also works well (but trust us when we tell you that No. 4’s bright and bubbly attitude does wonders with the richness of a fried egg). Ultimately, any combination of hearty bread, creamy cheese, and savory meat will keep you coming back for sips of No. 4.

More ideas to spice up your life:

Finally, if you're after something on the sweeter side…

…And something that will impress your guests—why not try your hand at a batch of sweet arancini? This poppable Italian appetizer is normally served with savory fillings, but it’s not unheard of to fill it with chocolate or Nutella. Just think about it: orange and chocolate? What a delight! 

No matter how you enjoy Curious Elixir No. 4, its bold, bright flavors will always deliver a summertime party for your tastebuds. If you’re looking for a reason to indulge in some decadent treats, look no further than this zesty bev. As they say in French-Italian households (probably): adieu et buon appetito! 

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