Los Angeles-based brand Artet is debuting a single-strain live resin batch of its flagship aperitif, Founders' Blend, in collaboration with the California-based, sustainable cannabis company Aster Farms. 

"Artet believes that delivering the cannabis plant in its purest form to our beverages is the key to creating the most enjoyable drink and ideal cannabis experience,” says Artet co-founder Maxwell Spohler. "The Founders' Blend collaboration with our friends at Aster Farms is Artet's latest endeavor to bring all the glory of sun grown cannabis to a bar cart near you."

Founders' Blend features Aster Farms' Honeydew Funk live resin, derived from sun-grown cannabis that possesses a distinct plant flavor and delivers a uniquely euphoric effect. It combines Artet's original seven botanical blend base, pairing bright citrus notes with the Honeydew Funk's well-rounded indica dominant hybrid effects and fruity, earthy, sour, and piney tasting notes. 

"The ingredients and flavors resonate deeply with my Mediterranean heritage — it's unlike any other canna-beverage on the market," said Sam Campdonico-Ludwig, president of Aster Farms. "The team at Artet speaks a language of quality, personality, and inspiration. Our brands are similarly recognized for thoughtful leadership, product curation and incredible quality. This is a beautiful collaboration and an even more delightful drink."

Featuring 5 mg of live resin per 50 ml shot, the new aperitif is perfect over ice, with a splash of sparkling water, and for incorporating into inventive cocktails. Founders' Blend will initially be available in 750 ml bottles for $48 at a select group of California dispensaries including Farmacy Shops, Sweet Flower, Cornerstone Collective, Big Sur Cannabotanicals, The Pottery, and ONA.life. A wider launch is planned throughout the state this fall.

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