Still looking for the perfect THC-infused beverage? We have high hopes for Artet. The brand today launched two canned cannabis cocktails, Rosemary Jane and Tet & Tonic. The non-alcoholic cocktails are an extension of the L.A.-based company’s cannabis aperitif, which debuted in 2019.
The original Artet made quite a splash, and has been featured in Esquire and Food&Wine. Infused with eight botanicals and “reminiscent of Italian-style liqueurs,” the drink was designed to be sipped over ice, spritzed with sparkling water, or incorporated into cocktails. Writing for Forbes, cannabis cocktail guru Warren Bobrow noted, “Artet is the first ready-to-drink aperitif that is a true reality check for THC-based beverages,” adding that the drink “is sophisticated and memorable, bitter and oh, so mixable.”
We haven’t yet had a chance to try Artet, but we hope that the product is as good as their brand messaging, which is on point. Company co-founders Xander Shepherd, Zachary Spohler and Maxwell Spohler are cousins and say their graphics are inspired by their grandmother’s paintings. She must have been a cool lady–Artet has a kind of mod Italian aesthetic that effectively enhances the appeal of their drinks.
The new cocktails are the result of backyard experimentation. “With a year under our belt of pouring beverages and working with our creative community of at-home and professional mixologists, we’ve canned two of our favorite Artet mixed drinks, which each have a balanced five mg dose of THC and CBD to mimic the relaxed, yet social elements of aperitivo culture,” said Spohler.
The end results are Rosemary Jane, which the company describes as “elegantly sessionable” and containing “a blend of Italian grapefruit juice, young rosemary simple syrup, and sparkling water.” In the Tet & Tonic, the juniper, gentian, and cardamom botanicals of Artet are paired with chamomile-infused tonic and a squeeze of lemon.
The cocktails are available by the can ($6) or in a 4-pack ($20) in Los Angeles and San Francisco dispensaries, including Sweet Flower, Cornerstone Collective, Mission Cannabis Club, and Sava, with a wider launch in California by the end of this year. We’ll have an eye out for a can next time we make it to the Golden State.