From Austin With Love: An Open and Urgent Letter to Anyone Who Loves Tequila and Cannabis

Greetings from Austin, TX. A few months ago, we started a new trip, an adventure called Lucky Stash®. Here, in this town, we like to do things boldly, and we’re always looking for new experiences and products. But we also like to keep it weird. This is our recipe for success -or at least for having fun while doing something. That’s how Lucky Stash was born: an idea hidden at the bottom of a drawer gathered with the crumps in our favorite box -that we didn’t remember that we had, to fulfill these plans and roll it down. 

So, why tequila and cannabis…

We like tequila: that strong and yet delicious Mexican spirit, full of body and flavor, but also we like fun stories, and memories. We also like hemp, a subproduct that comes from the Cannabis Sativa L, with amazing organoleptic attributes and natural characteristics. So why can’t we enjoy both together; yes tequila and cannabis? We know: tequila mixed drinks aren’t such a novelty. Practically, maybe there is one tequila for every flavor known at the moment. But Lucky Stash is different because it is the first herbal liqueur made with hemp and premium tequila in all the world. 

So, we like to share our finding with you and lots of other people. Come, have a seat, and let me tell you a story about a hemp beverage that will change the way you think about tequila and cannabis. 

It all begins with green

Green is the color of progress, the one that tells us to keep going, to look forward. It is also a code for cannabis lovers: when you see a green thing, you might be seeing something related to weed. Well, maybe not all the green things you saw during your day are, but at least one or two might be related, like our bottle. 

Imagine going to your favorite liquor store, the place where you buy your favorite tequila or beverage. Then, you see a skull at the top of a crystal bottle and a forbidden strike hits you; you feel something is prohibited and therefore a sense of curiosity appears. Suddenly, you will take a closer look, and read the name besides that classic weed image: “Lucky Stash”. It will be love at first sight, trust me. 

You might be in Austin at the time. The city will be the perfect stage for this first encounter. You will take without hesitation the bottle of Lucky Stash because this action is going to feel natural: a green bottle with a skull at the top, guarding hemp-infused premium tequila. Everything in its right place. 

And then, its all on enjoying the ride…

The trip will be different for each person (considering the miles from the mall, liquor store, or wherever you bought your Lucky Stash, and the place you will try it for the first time). So, when it’s the right time and place for you -with your friends, family, or your own-, remove the skull and use your nose first. The aroma will be intense, a profile highlighting notes of herbal fennel, citrus apple, and caramel. Hey, don’t worry, THAT AROMA is also part of the experience: a delicate Kush, complex but not overwhelming, that awakens your appetite.

Now is time for the first touch: with a medium alcoholic profile, Granny Smith taste, balanced bittersweet sensation. At first sight, it has a fresh and subtle OG-Kush Type aftertaste, and cooked agave balances the flavors: the first and perfect joint between tequila and cannabis. 

In the end, you will be part of a new club, full of proudly weirdos and bold people, who love to be themselves, enjoy new experiences, color green, and from now on, Lucky Stash. 

Are you in?

You Can Still Roll It, But Now You Can Shake It

Refreshing tequila drinks with hemp and other delicious ingredients for this Spring.

Hemp is taking our world by surprise: it is an amazing cannabis extract that can be used for many purposes, including mixology, and of course, for creating amazing tequila drinks. Therefore Lucky Stash is a key driver to create memorable experiences through great flavors, music, friendship, and uniqueness above all. It is  also the first and perfect joint between tequila and cannabis, an Austinite product from the creators of one of the most successful tequila brands in Mexico. Specially crafted for bold people who take pride in everything they do.

These cocktail recipes were created to offer amazing drinks that honor the craftsmanship behind this liqueur. Classic cocktails with a “green twist”, but also to give a spotlight to this particular herb, hemp, key to our enticing flavor and aroma.

Prepare your shaker, open Lucky Stash’s skull, and enjoy a bold Spring Break:

Lucky Mule

Ingredients:


2 oz Lucky Stash®. 

0.5 oz Ginger Syrup. 

1 oz Lime Juice.

Fresh Basil.

Soda.

Preparation:

In a shaker, mix Lucky Stash®, ginger syrup and lime, and shake. Then, strain into a jar, copper mug or short glass. Add lots of crushed ice and fill with soda. Garnish with a large bunch of fresh basil.

Tequila Drink: try out this Lucky Mule this Spring!
The Lucky Mule

Lucky Mint Mojito

Ingredients:

2 oz Lucky Stash®. 

1 oz Lime Juice.

1 tbsp Sugar. 

Soda.

Fresh Mint.

Preparation:

In a tall glass, macerate the mint leaves with Lucky Stash®, sugar and lime juice. Add lots of ice and fill the glass with soda. Garnish with fresh mint leaves.

Tequila drink: the best recipe for a Lucky Mojito
The Lucky Mint Mojito

The Andalusian

Ingredients:

1 oz Lucky Stash®. 

1 oz Fino Sherry. 

1 oz Basil Syrup. 

0.5 oz Lemon Juice. 

4 Raspberries. 

Tonic Water.

Preparation:

Mix all ingredients, except the tonic water, in a cocktail shaker with ice. Strain into a rocks glass and fill with tonic water. Decorate with raspberries and/or basil leaves.

Tequila Drink: The Andalusian is the perfect mix between sour and sweet!
The Andalusian

AUSTIN, TXQUILA

Its about the best with the best

No, we don’t need geography lessons. This is not about colorful maps but cultural encounters, mixing the best with the best. There are almost 900 miles between the town where tequila is born, and the city where some of the weirder and bolder people in the world come to play. So how can we relate Austin, Texas, and Jalisco be related? 

First of all, let us talk about the elephant in the room. Some centuries ago, Texas was part of Mexico’s territory. Politics aside, this might be the first sign of likeness: some tangible frontiers were redrawn at that moment, but maybe some cultural, traditional ones, have remained.

Well, let us return to our present after this journey to the past (history lessons are always very welcomed). Here’s another fact; Austinites love tequila ever since the first bottle was opened lots of years ago, let us say. In the US, tequila is the fifth favorite drink, and you know it is a strong one. You need to respect it, taste it, but it is essential for any party because, let’s be honest, without tequila shots, a party isn’t much of a party.

Why Austin?

Now, without noticing it, we found a keyword in all these charades: “party”. Austin is THE place to party in Texas, and Tequila, Jalisco, offers the main ingredient for them: tequila. Parties are also THE chance to meet people from all over the world, to know what they like, their hopes and dreams… Parties are the place where major cultural mixing takes place. For instance, in 1948, Margaret Sames invented the Margaritas at a party in Acapulco, giving tequila a new form, a new flavor, a new way to be enjoyed. But now, in 2021, Austinites took the next step in this relationship between the US and tequila.

Your New Austin Tequila


Patience, friends, we’re getting to the main point. Culture is the result of mixing the traditions of different sources, and we are all part of this sort of blend called “the world”. In Austin, we love tequila in its purest form. Its tasteful agave notes and strong body, but we also like to mix it, giving it, as Margaret did some decades ago, a new form, a new name.

Our creation: Lucky Stash. The main result of this “cultural romance” -as we were saying- between Austin and Tequila, Jalisco. A bold and kind of weird way of drinking tequila. The real and first Austinite tequila, a combination of two of the main things we love: hemp and this amazing traditional Mexican drink.

Lucky Stash is a love letter from Austin to tequila lovers and Mexico in general; a way of saying that, no matter the distance, we are still, in some essential forms, together.

Introducing the First and Perfect Joint between Tequila and Cannabis: Lucky Stash®

A product by Frision Inc

November 8, 2021. Austin, Texas.- Its origin? Proudly Austinite. Its mission? To keep it weird. This is Lucky Stash®, the first and perfect joint between tequila and cannabis, a liqueur from the creators of one of the most successful tequila brands in Mexico. Specially crafted for bold people who take pride in everything they do.

Lucky Stash® is a hemp-infused herbal liqueur made with premium tequila, created with high-quality agave that takes over seven years to grow. Lucky Stash’s botanical experts handpick the best herbs and macerate them until they reach the perfect consistency. Finally they add that “lucky” touch: hemp and natural terpenes.

Everything about Lucky Stash®

Every little (s)pot of it offers a unique experience for everyone. Starting from the bottle, one of the most attractive elements of Lucky Stash: It has different aspects that, combined with the rich liqueur inside of it, create a unique product that stands out in the spirits market.

The skull at the top of the bottle represents Lucky Stash’s values: all people are the same just by being humans. The feathered clip is a glimpse for those who know how to use it wisely. And, the star at the bottle’s front showcases that Lucky Stash is a product born and raised proudly in Austin, Texas.

The Trip

Next, when the skull is removed, the trip begins. A bright and emerald color, clean and crystalline, is revealed to the eyes, along with yellow reflections, medium density, and a silky texture. Lucky Stash® also offers an intense herbal profile in the nose. Highlighting notes of herbal fennel, citrus apple, caramel, and, of course, a delicate OG-Kush strain aroma thanks to our natural terpenes. Complex but not overwhelming, perfect to awaken that “appetite” feeling.

And finally, the moment of truth arrives: the tasting. Lucky Stash® has a medium alcoholic profile, Granny Smith taste and a balanced bittersweet sensation. At first sight, it has a fresh and subtle OG-Kush Type aftertaste. Then you can feel the cooked agave that balances the flavors. A weird yet amazing combination between two worlds that should have been rolled together a long time ago: cannabis and tequila. Try this perfect joint!

Lucky Stash® can be enjoyed on the rocks or in easy to make cocktails. It is available at Specs Online and liquor stores near you.

For more information about Lucky Stash, please visit luckystash.com or follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube. Drink responsibly.

About Lucky Stash®

Lucky Stash® is perfect joint between tequila and cannabis. Founded in Austin, Texas from the creators of one of the most successful tequila brands in Mexico; Lucky Stash is crafted for bold people who take pride in everything they do. The process of making this unique spirit can be summarized in three steps. First, we plant some high-quality agave to produce premium tequila. Then, our botanical experts handpick the best of our herbs in order to macerate them until they reach the perfect consistency. Finally, we blend the macerated formula with our premium tequila, and we add our lucky touch: hemp & natural terpenes. This particular herb is the key to our enticing flavor and aroma. Lucky Stash is available at Specs online, total wine, twin liquors, and liquor stores near you.

About Frision Inc.

With over 30 years of experience in the production of spirits, Frision Inc. has created and developed different brands in several categories in Mexico, the most important being tequila. Its flagship product became the #1 brand in sales, in the 100% blue agave tequila category. Since the company’s beginnings, they have strived to develop an innovative portfolio that breaks with the paradigms of the alcoholic beverage industry.

This Holidays Discover the New Norm of Tequila and Cannabis

When tequila and cannabis come together to create the best herbal liqueur

Some things work better together: like chocolate and peanut butter, or tequila and cannabis. Lucky Stash’s blend is the result of a macerated formula with the best tequila, and a lucky touch: hemp, which comes from the Cannabis Sativa family. But who thought about this weird and yet interesting mix, and how that results in a weird and bold herbal liqueur? Let’s find out.

The harvest

Like every other invention, this one started with a plan, or, even better, with a recipe. To create Lucky Stash you need three main ingredients: Tequila Blanco, hemp, and a selection of different herbs. Next, there is a three-step process: first, we planted high-quality agave to produce premium tequila; then some botanical experts picked  the best herbs and macerate them until they had a perfect consistency. Finally, it’s time to blend the master formula with the tequila and add the “lucky touch”: hemp. Natural terpenes are the key to reaching the amazing Lucky Stash flavor and aroma, and one of the highest quality by-products that evokes the characteristics of that magnificent and emblematic weed.

What is this all about?

But, are we talking about tequila drink or herbal liquor? Strictly, Lucky Stash is a liqueur: the main difference between a liquor and a liqueur is that, while liquor has a strong flavor to it that is anything but sweet, liqueur, on the other hand, is sweet by nature. This term is used to describe these sweetened spirits that are made with different flavors and extracts, such as this one.

The lucky touch

Let’s talk about Lucky Stash’s original touch. Lots of people know how tequila tastes: it is a strong and yet delicious Mexican spirit. There is no big mystery here. But what about hemp? In botanical terms, hemp and marijuana are part of the same plant species. Nature doesn’t distinguish between the two, but we do. Hemp is cannabis that contains 0.3 percent or less THC content by dry weight. THC, short for tetrahydrocannabinol, is the chemical in cannabis that makes people feel stoned. Because hemp contains so little THC, it can’t make you feel that way. So, the answer to the big question is: Lucky Stash is a key driver to create memorable experiences through great cocktails, music, friendship, and uniqueness above all, but not necessarily by getting you high. 

The secret plan to this outstanding herbal liqueur

All processes, blends, and ingredients behind Lucky Stash have a main objective: encourage the bold ones to “keep it weird”. Especially during Holiday Season, the perfect moment to try something new. Imagine yourself arriving at a party or family reunion with a bottle of Lucky Stash, a weird skull trophy-like sculpture full of a green potion that could turn festivities more fun and green in an Austinite way.

You can still roll it, but now you can mix it. 

So, you decided to be part of this Lucky Stash herbal liqueur circle? We like to share with you some good tips. The first one is that you can drink this liqueur in many different ways. The easiest one to try  Lucky Stash is simply to add ice to a glass, some tonic water, and a lemon twist. Other Lucky Stash’s signature cocktails can be ready in just a matter of seconds: add some sparkling wine, ice, Lucky Stash, and then relax and enjoy the ride during these festivities.

Lucky Stash® can be enjoyed on the rocks or in easy to make cocktails and it is available at Specs , Total Wine, Twin Liquors, and liquor stores near you.

5 Things You Need To Know To Become A Tequila Connoiseur

Do you want to become the next tequila connoiseur within your friends? Keep reading and learn the musts tequila facts you need to know.

Tеquіlа іѕ one оf the wоrld’ѕ mоѕt рорulаr аlсоhоlіс bеvеrаgеѕ tоdау. It іѕ primarily mаdе іn the аrеаѕ аrоund thе сіtу оf Guаdаlаjаrа and thе hіghlаndѕ of Jаlіѕсо lосаtеd іn сеntrаl-wеѕtеrn Mexico. Thе ѕtаtе оf Jаlіѕсо іѕ the сеntеr оf thе соuntrу’ѕ tеԛuіlа іnduѕtrу. Owіng tо thе fасt thаt thе town оf Tеԛuіlа, whісh gаvе its nаmе tо this rеnоwnеd lіԛuоr, is lосаtеd іn thіѕ ѕtаtе. Cеrtаіn ѕріrіtѕ аrе ingrained іn a сulturе thаt thе rеѕt оf thе wоrld rеѕресtѕ іtѕ rіght tо bе thе ѕоlе mаkеr оf іt, such as Bоurbоn. It соuld bе mаdе аnуwhеrе but mоѕt рlасеѕ іn thе wоrld wіll nоt let уоu ѕеll іt аѕ bоurbоn unlеѕѕ іt іѕ mаdе іn Kеntuсkу, for the history it contains.

Now, tequila has Appellation of Origin. This states that it can only be make and produce in a specific geographical area in Mexico. Something that Tequila has had for years. Keep reading and get to learn the most important tequila facts.

1. The Beautiful Blue Agave Plant

Another key point about tequila is that it´s bаѕісаllу mаdе frоm the bluе аgаvе plant, a type оf ѕuссulеnt оr wаtеr-rеtаіnіng рlаnt еndеmіс to Jаlіѕсо, Mеxісо. This plant is unique among many others, and this is something that makes tequila a must wanted product nowadays. An example for this is that the plant takes between seven to eight years to mature. Only then it is ready for the “jimadores” thоѕе whо harvest thе аgаvе ріnеаррlеѕ, to cut the leaves of the agave plant and proceed to the manufacture of this delicious spirit.

Thе rісh vоlсаnіс ѕоіl оf Jаlіѕсо and other seven states that form the geographic region for it´s manufacture, іѕ раrtісulаrlу соnduсіvе fоr the hеаlthу grоwth оf thіѕ рlаnt. Thе juісе of thе аgаvе іѕ uѕuаllу drаnk bу mоѕt Mеxісаnѕ; it іѕ еіthеr made аѕ pulque, a fеrmеntеd drіnk or tеԛuіlа, thе distilled lіԛuоr реорlе аll оvеr thе wоrld lоvе.

Hemp Infused Tequila

2. It´s Not The One With The Worm

Mеzсаl іѕ thе one wіth the wоrm. In рорulаr сulturе іn thе Unіtеd States, drіnkіng tеԛuіlа іѕ оftеn аѕѕосіаtеd wіth “thе wоrm” аt thе bоttоm оf a bоttlе. However, mоѕt tеquіlаѕ, whісh аrе mаdе frоm thе bluе аgаvе рlаnt, dо nоt іnсludе a wоrm іn the fіnіѕhеd bоttlеѕ. Onlу Mеzсаl, whісh іѕ a lіԛuоr mаdе frоm аnу оf thе оthеr 250+ fоrmѕ оf thе аgаvе plant, trаdіtіоnаllу іnсludеѕ a wоrm. Mezcals from Espadin Agave, Tobala Agave and Madre Cuishe are the most common on the market right now. Some соmраnіеѕ do аdd thе caterpillar оf thе mаguеу wоrm tо thеіr finished bottles. This will рrоduce mіld сhеmісаl сhаngеѕ thаt ѕоmе соnѕumеrѕ mау fіnd highly desirable. Interesting fact huh? So now you know, whenever you find a worm in your bottle or drink its probably not tequila.

3. The Process: A Very Emblematic One

Thе рlаntіng, tеndіng аnd hаrvеѕtіng оf thе аgаvе соntіnuе tо bе manual. Sресіаllу thе hаrvеѕtіng, whісh dаtеѕ bасk hundrеdѕ оf уеаrѕ, unаffесtеd bу nеw tесhnоlоgіеѕ. Harvesting knоwlеdgе аnd ѕkіllѕ аrе рrеѕеrvеd аnd раѕѕеd оn thrоugh gеnеrаtіоnѕ by thе jіmаdоrеѕ. They also continue to use the stone made ovens to cook the agave plant and also mаnу соmраnіеѕ mаnufасturіng tеԛuіlа ѕtіll uѕе thе trаdіtіоnаl mеthоdѕ оf pressing оut аnd fеrmеntіng the juісе frоm thеѕе ріnеаррlеѕ. The process of making tequila is definitely a very crafty one. So if you ever have a chance to visit a tequila factory, dont even hesitate on doing so.

4. Types of Tequila You Need To Know

Something that makes tequila one of the favorites spirits nowadays is the culture behind it. As a matter of fact, tequila has three variants; blanco, reposado and añejo. In the first place, tequila blanco never goes into a barrel. It is bottled right after the distillation process. On the other hand, reposado and añejo are put in barrels from quite some time. Reposado, between three and nine months and añejo for more than nine months. Not to forget that if you are lucky enough, you may found an extra añejo tequila. This, is one of my favorites and goes for more than 3 years into the barrel.

5. How To Drink Your Tequila

An interesting thing to know, and something that every connossieur must know is how to drink tequila. Yes, the “how” is very important with this spirit. Whеn your ѕhоt оf tеԛuіlа іѕ іn frоnt оf уоu, gіvе іt a ѕwіrl аnd ѕtісk уоur nоѕе rіght into thе glаѕѕ. Smеll thе соmрlеxіtу оf thіѕ drink, іnhаlе its hіѕtоrу. Then, tаkе a tіnу аmоunt іntо уоur mouth аnd swill іt аrоund, соvеrіng уоur tоnguе аnd gumѕ. Thіѕ lеtѕ уоur bоdу knоw whаt’ѕ соmіng аnd gіvеѕ іt a сhаnсе tо рrераrе fоr the, аdmіttеdlу strong, flаvоur аnd аlсоhоl соntеnt. If уоu dо thіѕ, уоu’ll thеn bе аblе tо drіnk thе rеѕt оf your ѕhоt ѕlоwlу. And don´t forget to try Lucky Stash, our hemp-infused tequila!

Now that you learn this important facts about tequila, you may want to