In 1876, Moxie was created as a medicinal elixir for nerves. The original mixture contained oats, sassafras, wintergreen and possibly cocaine. It is the oldest continually produced soda in the US and the official soft drink of the state of Maine.
Day 13: Moxie Soda, a favorite of Calvin Coolidge. Root beer, Sarsaparilla, cough syrup? Weirdly kinda liked it.
Moxie is a carbonated beverage that was an early example of mass-produced soft drinks in the United States. It continues to be regionally po...
Moxie the carbonated beverage originated as a patent medicine called "Moxie Nerve Food," which was created around 1876 by Dr. Augustin Thompson of Union, Maine. Learn more about this 135-year-old soft drink that's still appreciated by New England soda connoisseurs and soda collectors.