Kat Hantas and Nicole Emanuel

Special guest


My name is Kat and I’m the Co-Founder and CEO of 21Seeds. I created 21Seeds because it’s what I wanted to drink – something smooth, simple and casual with fresh, natural flavor that made drinking tequila as approachable as a glass of wine. Before it was a brand it was just a couple of bottles infused in my kitchen with items I had on hand. Cucumbers, jalapeños, oranges, and grapefruit all worked in tequila cocktails, so why not just add them straight to the tequila?

My hunch turned out to be right. I’d bring a bottle to a party and before long we’d all be sitting around the table with some limes, sipping tequila, sharing stories, and laughing at old jokes.

Friends asked for bottles of their own and they shared them with friends. What began as one bottle turned into dozens…and eventually a new beginning. So, I knew I had to think bigger. I called my sister Nicole and our friend Sarika, and we started talking about the possibilities. 

We flew down to Mexico to find a partner distillery and found one owned and predominantly staffed by women — a perfect fit.

We worked on different infusions and got each recipe just right. 

We came up with a name. Two sisters, one friend, all natural: 21Seeds was born. But now we have to help it grow.

Our goal for 21Seeds is more than just creating a delicious tequila — we want 21Seeds to inspire you to gather your tribe of friends, share ideas and make connections. It’s the “seed” of something bigger!

Nicole, Kat, and Sarika

Kat Hantas and Nicole Emanuel has been a guest on 1 episode.