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!
In this time of dos (do exercise, do drink coal slag spring water) and don’ts (don’t eat pig parts, don’t diss your boss on Facebook) there is one place you can go where the philosophy of the day is always “what do you want to do” and that is your local bar. Not just any bar but a bar where nobody is texting and where people are genuinely talking to each other. A bar that puts the happy in happy hour.
I evaluate a bar on 10 things in this order.
-Fast service. Forget rusty signs and girls dressed like Daisy Duke. If you have to wait 10 minutes for a drink that is 9 minutes too long.
-Friendly service. A smile and friendly greeting (maybe a “how you doing shuga”) go a long way in setting the mood for the evening. I worked at a four star restaurant during college and they taught me to be purposely rude and arrogant and I have to say people really ate it up. However, I am not typically a tourist paying $50 for weird fish with a cream sauce on it so I fall for friendly every time.
-Quality drinks. Decent liquors in the well that won’t make you blind and a good selection of premium liquors like Republic Tequila to choose from.
-Atmosphere. Music not so loud I can’t talk to my neighbor. No blaring TV’s with the Bulgaria versus Moldavia soccer match (score still 0 to 0 after 3 hours)
-Variety of seating. My wife won’t sit on a bar stool. I won’t sit on a couch with a table 3 feet away. A mixture of booths and tables is nice.
-Friendly fellow patrons. No loud drunks (voted most likely to spill a beer down your back) and no prissy types sipping white wine.
-Something unique. My favorites include a bar with a patron maintained library. Take or leave a book, nobody counts. Another favorite, a bar where you cook a mini steak on a hot rock.
-Clean. Maybe I’m showing my age but sticking my button down shirt sleeve in a puddle of beer or sitting on ketchup doesn’t thrill like it did in school.
-Enough bathrooms. All the fluid coming from the bar has to go somewhere. Further comment not required.
-Salty snack treats. Popcorn and peanuts are a nice treat.
Please ignore any unintentional insults to Bulgarian soccer fans and white wine fans and join me with a Republic Tequila in a bar near you.
Written by Republic Tequila’s CFO, Chris Munson.