Love Tequila and Texas? Love SXSW?! Austin-based tequila company is looking for a few enthusiastic, personable and dependable Brand Ambassadors to build our Street Team during the SXSW week (March 9-17th).
You will represent and promote our brand during Street Team shifts throughout the week by talking to strangers and handing out free stuff. (Who doesn’t like free stuff?!) We need highly energetic and outgoing people to walk the streets of Austin, targeting the busiest and most fun areas of the SXSW festival. We’ll have you pass out fun schwag and spread the message about our tequila brand!
Knowledge of downtown area
Knowledge of SXSW party scene
General knowledge of spirits
Experience in the bar/restaurant industry
Past promotional experience
Competitive hourly rate
To apply, email firstname.lastname@example.org with your resume, desired amount of SXSW work hours, recent picture of yourself and one paragraph telling us why you would make a great member of our SXSW Street Team!
Republic is gearing up for the upcoming 2012 Formula 1 Grand Prix to be held in our very own city, Austin, TX. We are giving our fans a chance to WIN two 3-day general admission passes to this year’s Formula 1 US Grand Prix! Only one winner will be chosen.
Formula 1 is returning to the United States since it’s last race in 2007, and they are bringing their ultra-fast cars and exotic flair to the land of longhorns and cowboy hats. This 3 day event will be unlike any other Austin has seen, so ‘Like’ us on Facebook and enter to WIN today!
- Your Republic Team
*Must be 21 to enter. No purchase necessary. Only residents of AZ, CO, FL, LA, OK, NM, TX are eligible to win. Only one entry per applicant.
Republic Tequila was more than delighted to partner with Austin’s own, Amy’s Ice Creams, to create a number of seasonal “spirits of the summer” ice cream flavors. Amy’s Ice Creams first opened here in Austin in 1984, and has since grown to 15 locations in Texas. Amy’s has been voted twelve times as being the Austin Chronicle’s Readers Ice Cream, and they are always seeking new ways to create interesting flavors for ice cream lovers.
Earlier in 2012, Amy’s contacted us here at Republic Tequila in pursuit of an adventure in tequila flavors. And an adventure they did find! Their team of mad scientists and ice cream enthusiasts combined forces with Republic to create three unique flavors. Each flavor used Republic’s charred American Oak barrel aged Añejo tequila AND the delicious all natural freshness of our Republic Spirit Blends. We were excited to have Amy’s introduce the following flavors in to their refreshing portfolio of summer fun flavors:
- Republic Tequila Jalapeño-Lime
- Republic Tequila Prickly Pear
- Republic Tequila Pineapple Basil
These flavors were released on Friday, July 20 and made quite a splash at Amy’s Austin Locations; 6th Street, Guadalupe, SoCo, Arboretum and South Lamar. They went fast, so we hope you were able to have a taste. Republic was lucky enough to go behind the scenes at Amy’s headquarters to see how the ice cream is made. Here’s a look!
Find more information about the collaboration on Amy’s blog, as well as Austin 360.com.
We thank your for your support – we couldn’t be doing it without you! Here’s to next summer!
Your Republic Tequila Team
On Friday, June 22, Republic’s own Tanner Nall represented the brand on San Antonio’s Channel 4 WOAI talk show, San Antonio Living. The show that day was all about Men, and Tanner created a special cocktail called, “Boot’s Punch”. It’s a very simple and quick recipe that is perfect for parties this summer. San Antonio’s contemporary mexican restaurant Acenar was also featured making fresh Duck Tostadas…yum! Check out Tanner’s TV debut here!
Boot’s Punch Recipe
2 oz. Republic Reposado
1 oz. Orange Juice
1 oz. Agave Nectar
Ginger Beer, for topping
5 Grinds freshly ground black pepper, for garnish
1. Combine tequila, orange juice and agave nectar in a cocktail shaker with ice
2. Shake for 5-10 seconds
3. Strain into 12 oz. Pilsner glass filled with ice
4. Top it off with ginger beer and garnish with black pepper
Have you been fortunate enough to try Republic Tequila straight out of a barrel? It is quite a treat, and fresh as all get out. Criollo Latin Kitchen in Flagstaff, Arizona uses a Republic Oak barrel to serve up amazing cocktails and shots . Check out this article about Criollo and their bar written by Hawk Wakawaka Wine Reviews!
We’re officially celebrating the start of Summer! Enter our June Blog Contest, and you could win a Republic Tequila Gift Basket; which includes a t-shirt, shot glass, 2 caps, and our signature koozies!
So here’s the deal:
This contest is to kickoff the summer! Republic Tequila wants to give you our gear so you can celebrate this summer in style!
The contest will run from June 1st till June 25th. We will be announcing the winner on June 29th after verifying the winner’s points.
What are points?
Points are how you win the contest. Whoever has the most verified points wins the set of Republic Tequila.
Here’s How You Get Points: (see rules below)
- 10 Points: Tweet about this contest and include a link to this page
- 10 Points: Update your Facebook status with a link to this page
- 100 Points: Follow @RepublicTequila on Twitter
- 100 Points: Become a fan of our Facebook Fan Page
- 100 Points: If you have a blog and write a post about our contest with a link to this page
- 250 Points: Leave a comment below this blog post to officially “register” for this contest
- 500 Points: Write an article about Republic Tequila for us to post on our blog later
There are a couple of minimum requirements that must be done to compete in the contest. You can read about those below. All participants must keep track of their own points, and when the contest ends at June 25th at midnight, the contestants that wish to be “verified” will need to send an email to email@example.com with proof of their claimed points.
All points must be received by or before June 25th at 11:59pm CST. Our team will carefully go over submitted points and verify the winner. All participants must be at lease 21 years of age.
You can tweet about the contest multiple times per day but only 3 tweets per day will count towards your total points.
You can only update your Facebook status with the contest once per day, any more will not count towards your final posts.
Blog posts must include a link to this page with the words “Republic Tequila Contest” linked to this specific page
Comments below must use a legitimate email address or you will not be registered.
Articles written for his contest must be at least 500 words in length and not have plagiarized content. We will be double and triple checking to insure that every article is original work and not copied. The article can cover new trends in the tequila industry, your opinion of Republic Tequila products, or any relevant thoughts on tequila. If the article is not applicable to our readers it will not be counted.
It Starts RIGHT NOW!
The contest has officially begun, so get started RIGHT NOW!
Remember to leave a comment below with your best email address to “register” for the contest and get an easy 250 points!
Republic Tequila participated once again in the Beyond the Lights Celebrity Golf Classic at the Hyatt Lost Pines Resort on May 11th. The tournament was started by “Friday Night Lights” stars, Kyle Chandler and Brad Leland, to raise funds for spinal cord injuries. The funds raised from this wonderful event were donated to the charities, The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis and Texas’ own Gridiron Heroes Spinal Cord Injury Foundation.
The weather was beautiful, and the golfers were enjoying a great course, drinks, and food. I must say, Republic Tequila was a pretty popular hole. Who doesn’t want to pull their golf cart up to a table full of ice-cold margaritas and chilled shots?
Kyle Chandler is a huge fan of Republic Tequila, and accepted Republic’s bottle with open arms and a big smile. He said he keeps a bottle in his freezer at all times, and his grandmother reuses the Texas bottle for BBQ Sauce. Now that’s a great idea! Thank you Kyle and Brad for letting Republic be a part of a great event!
We are in search for a Graphic Design Intern. Great work experience and of course a fun company to work for!
Job Description: Based in Austin, Texas, Visionary Ideas Inc. is the maker of Republic Tequila and Republic Spirit Blends. Internships are available each semester (fall, spring, and summer). All internships are unpaid and available only to students enrolled in an accredited academic program at the time of internship. College credit can be earned. Visionary Ideas is seeking an enthusiastic and personable intern to assist with graphic design. The intern will work with the marketing team to help create innovative concepts and designs. Graphic design projects include assisting in designs for brochures, sales sheets, product images, packaging, signs, logos, templates, and any other materials to support the Marketing and Sales teams.
Work Schedule: Very Flexible
Hours per Week: 10-15
Start Date: ASAP
Employment End Date: December 2012
-18 years of age or older
- Adobe Illustrator
- Reliable transportation
- Reliable laptop
Application Instructions: Applicant must include a URL, online, or pdf portfolio with a resume and cover letter to be considered. Please email to firstname.lastname@example.org
We’re not your average employer!
Here at Republic Tequila we’ve always considered Texas Independence Day as a company holiday – it’s certainly our favorite day of the year – and we loved getting so spend it in some of the most iconic locations around the state this year.
Watch our recap Video here!
On our Where in the Republic Tour earlier this month, we met some great friends who share our appreciation for the significance of March 2, and we’ve shared their Texas Tales below.
As our friend Jay B says about Texas Independence Day, “you’d have this much state pride too if your state was once a country.”
Cheers to the Lone Star State! Here are a few stories shared with us on March 2nd.
The reason I know when it’s Texas Independence Day is because of a song by Chris Wall – Texas musician. He talked about sitting on the front porch on the 2nd of March with my shirt all starched. I saw him at the Broken Spoke and it was Texas Independence Day.
- Shane, Dallas
I met my wife at a Texas Independence open mixer party at UT in 1985.
- James, Fredericksburg
We met in Garland and were married in Arkansas. We’re came to Fredericksburg to celebrate our wedding anniversary, which is March 6. But we got March 2nd off because we’re government employees and it’s Texas Independence Day!
- Jay and Jan, San Angelo
I’m proud to report on today, March 2, 2012, I spotted my first buzzard of the season from my front yard in Marfa, TX. To those of you who don’t know, in West Texas this is a sure sign that spring is just around the corner. Couldn’t make for a nice all around Friday.
- Mercer, Marfa
I was born on March 2, Texas Independence Day! Yee haw!
- Tex, Marfa
Republic Tequila had a great time traveling across the miles and miles of Texas on Friday as we celebrated Texas Independence Day with our Where in the Republic Tour. Thank you to everyone who joined us around the Lone Star State and raised a glass of Republic Tequila to our Texas heritage!
We’ve posted a few of our photos from each of our destinations on Facebook and we’ll be posting more over the next few days. Be sure to check out the photos and tag yourself in our album, and if you took any photos on Friday, post them on our Facebook wall!
Also keep an eye out as we share your Texas Tales – over the coming weeks, we’ll be featuring the comments and stories you’ve shared about why you love Texas and what makes our state so unique and wonderful. If you haven’t shared your tale yet, you can still do so on our Facebook page or Twitter using the hashtag #TXtales.
For anyone in the Austin area who may have missed us on Friday, it’s not too late to celebrate – join us tomorrow, Wednesday, March 7, at Jack Allen’s Kitchen from 5-10 p.m. for the Republic of Jack patio party. We’ll be there serving some delicious Republic Tequila cocktails to go along with Jack’s whole pig roast.
And don’t forget, it doesn’t have to be a holiday to enjoy Republic Tequila – as Tom says, “Life is hard enough. Drinking shouldn’t be.”