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Chiquito pours cocktails the Sex and the City girls would be proud of at The O2, Greenwich
“And...suck” our cheeky photographer instructed us as we tackled the most gigantic margarita I’ve ever seen.
In true Sex and the City style we’d gone out for an evening of cocktails, naughty innuendos and gossip – and our snapper had gleefully stepped into the role of Samantha Jones.
Faced with a drinks list Carrie would give her right Manolo for, I knew instantly Chiquito, North Greenwich was going to show us a good time.
From the classic Woo Woo to a chilli margarita this buzzing Mexican restaurant offers 44 cocktails to pick from along with seven different kinds of tequila.
There are also nine varieties of sharing cocktails (£17.99 each), perfect for a girly night out with your besties.
We watched our expert barman create a small swimming pool’s worth of Strawberry Margarita and eagerly dived in.
Dangerously easy to drink, the ice-cold concoction swept us all back to our younger days of slurping Slush Puppies – but this time around they were certainly not virgins.
However, if you are unlucky enough to be the designated driver there are plenty of delicious sounding mocktails and milkshakes on the menu.
And although getting giggly and tipsy is a lot of fun, the atmosphere is so lively, warm and happy in this place it’s easy to get the same high with an Appletiser in hand instead of a Pina Colada.
The food is lush too.
To soak up our ocean of booze we ordered a plate of Sharing Nachos with melted cheese, jalapeño peppers, guacamole, sour cream and salsa (£7.99) as a starter – absolutely delicious.
I went for the Lazy Boy BBQ Pulled Pork Quesadilla with luxurious melted cheese and a fresh salad to follow (£7.49).
Listed as a lighter bite for smaller appetites, I was surprised at the generous portion.
Since going to Orlando, Florida and developing an unhealthy obsession with pulled pork, I haven’t been able to find anything that matched up to the Sunshine State’s smoky dish.
But my quest is over.
The melt-in-your-mouth pulled pork at Chiquito is absolutely to die for – so long diet.
In a way it’s quite a good thing I can’t afford Carrie’s mind-blowing wardrobe because right now I would be busting my Dior dress at the $1,000 seams.
It was worth it though.
If you haven’t seen your closest gal pals for a while I implore you to grab them and run to Chiquito at The O2 while the weather is still nice.
Summer wouldn’t be the same without a few cocktails, gorgeous food and great company in the city.
For more information visit chiquito.co.uk
SUMMER COCKTAIL RECIPES FROM CHQUITO
Bring a taste of Mexico to life at home this summer.
Chiquito has let Vibe into their tastiest little secrets.
Here are a few heavenly cocktail recipes to take a stab at.
The Birthday Cocktail
Eristoff Vodka 25ml
Cranberry juice 50ml
For a sharer multiply by three
Key West Cooler
Eristoff Vodka 12.5ml
Orange juice 35ml
Cranberry juice 35ml
Jose Cuervo Gold 25ml
Triple Sec 12.5ml
Sweet & Sour 50ml