Trust Your Gut: Curious Elixirs + Apothékary

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A photo of a bottle of Curious Number 1 beside a bottle of Apothekary bitters. These bottles are surrounded by a pile of fruit and flowers. The background is peach-colored.

Herb nerds unite! Apothékary is a like-minded brand bringing the magic of natural ingredients (like roots and herbs) into the mainstream – so you can imagine we get along well! 

We’re teaming up with Apothékary for their Fall Inside Scoop box, which features treats to aid in digestion and gut health – including Curious No. 1 and their new Never Been Bitter™ aperitif-inspired tincture.

The OG Curious Elixir, No. 1 is inspired by the classic Negroni, with strong notes of pomegranate and rhodiola to lift you up. The Negroni is a cocktail that has stood the test of time — it’s been around for over a century. Ours is smooth yet complex, fruity but not sweet. It's a beautifully balanced, bitter delight! 

As a member of the Curious fam, we’re giving you a very special sneak peek at some of the belly-soothing recipes included in this Inside Scoop box. Enjoy these two delicious and healthful mocktails, courtesy of Apothékary and yours truly. Cheers!
A photo of two glasses of Curious Elixirs surrounded by orange slices, ginger roots, cherries, and brown sugar.

Warming Cinnamon Elixir

Stay warm inside and out with this cinnamon-rich bitter tonic. Featuring Curious Elixir No.1 plus gut-nourishing Never Been Bitter™, your belly will be tickled with delight at the taste and feeling of this cozy mocktail.


  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tbsp sugar/maple syrup/sweetener of choice
  • 1/2 cup Curious Elixir No.1
  • 1-2 droppers Never Been Bitter™


  1. Add water and cinnamon to a small pot and bring to boil.
  2. Simmer for 5-10 minutes, then strain out cinnamon sticks.
  3. Bring water back to a boil, add sugar and stir until dissolved.
  4. Add Curious Elixir No. 1 to the pot of cinnamon syrup
  5. Add Never Been Bitter™
  6. Stir and enjoy.

Spiced Pomegranate Spritzer

Sugar, spice, and everything nice. This warming spritzer combines the bitter flavor of Never Been Bitter™ with bubbly Curious Elixir No. 1, tangy pomegranate fruit, and a dash of spice for a drool-worthy sparkling tonic that your gut will thank you for.


  • 1-2 droppers Never Been Bitter™
  • 1/2 cup Curious Elixir No. 1
  • 1/2 cup sparkling water
  • 2 tbsp pomegranate juice
  • 1 tsp maple syrup (or honey)
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 2 tbsp pomegranate seeds for garnish
  • Crushed Ice
  • Optional: cinnamon stick for garnish


  1. Simply combine all ingredients (except pomegranate seeds and sparkling water) into a shaker and serve over crushed ice.
  2. Add pomegranate seeds on top for garnish.
  3. Optional: add cinnamon stick for garnish.
A photo of a glass of Curious. The drink is a light orange color, and a lemon slice and honey stick lean against the side of the glass. The background is orange and yellow.

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