Chili’s Rita Trio: 3 Margaritas Means 3 Times The Fun

Speaking of cocktails and various alcohol-laced drinks, one of my favorite restaurants in the whole wide Metro, Chili’s, has just launched a new line of premium margaritas. Not only that, they’re also offering these lovely thirst quenchers, mind numbers, and fun makers in threes. Chili’s Rita Trio lets your choose 3 of their premium line of margaritas for just P350 at any time of the day. Nice!

Chili's Rita Trio

Here’s the list of margaritas that you can choose from:

  • Pomegranate Margarita – a mix of 1800 Tequila, Absolut Citron with pomegranate syrup.
  • Tropical Sunrise – a mix of 1800 Tequila, Melon Liqueur, pineapple juice, sweet and sour and a splash of grenadine.
  • Blue Pacific Margarita – a mix of 1800 Tequila, Cointreau and Blue Curacao.
  • El Nino Margarita – a mix of 1800 Tequila, Cointreau Orange Liquer, and fresh orange juice.
  • Chambord 1800 Margarita – a mix of 1800 Tequila, Cointreau Orange Liquer and Chambord.

Besides the Rita Trio, Chili’s has also just launched three new premium margaritas to their current lineup and all look delish (although I’m particularly curious about the Grand Pomegranate one).

Chili’s New Premium Margaritas

  • Platinum Presidente Margarita- the signature hand-shaken premium margarita with Patron Silver Tequila (100% Blue Agave), Cointreau, Orange Liquer, Fundador Reserve brandy and sweet and sour.
  • Patron Pomegranate Margarita- a fruity margarita mix made up of Patron Silver Tequila (100% Blue Agave), Cointreau Orange Liquer, pomegranate syrup and 7-Up.
  • Grand Patron Margarita- a smooth combination of Patron Silver Tequila (100% Blue Agave), Grand Marnier, sweet & sour and a squeeze of fresh lime.

I adore margaritas, they’re delicious and you can lessen your alcohol intake by taking them in tiny sips and spreading a drink for the entire night. I’m thinking that Chili’s Rita Trio would be fabulous for when you and a couple of buddies are looking to unwind after a long day and chill out with an affordable drink in hand (that isn’t beer). Three margaritas for p350 is a pretty sweet deal (add my personal favorite, bottomless tostada chips and you’re all set for the night). Although I wish they served it in traditional margarita glasses instead.


Get Tipsy From Beans and More at Tipsy Beans

Happy new year everyone! I’m not too late for the Chinese one yet, right? Anyway, before we get on to news of tikoy and mooncake aplenty in this upcoming year of the horse, I would like to tell you about this little, little cafe in far away Mandaluyong (anywhere further than 5km from my location is considered the opposite of near). It’s called Tipsy Beans. By the name alone, you know this’ll be fun. ^_~

The cafe is located in a nice little sort of complex with a spacious parking area in front, for those bringing cars. The floor area is tiny, but what they lack in dining space, they make up for adorable interior design. In one corner are pinned up pictures of the lovely owners and their friends and a Manila paper poster where you can write or draw whatever you want (hopefully not a penis).

Tipsy Beans: A tiny little cafe tucked all the way in Mandaluyong City.

Before going to the place, I looked them up a bit to see what their bestsellers were and almost unanimously, the Internet told me to order their Sisig Triangles. I was expecting something like samosas and boy, being a fan of anything sisig, the thought of fried sisig bites had my mouth watering for a good few minutes. I was partly right. For the uninitiated, sisig is a Filipino pulutan made with pork jowls, onions, garlic, vinegar and lemon juice (what, really?), thanks to the formal definition by Kawaling Pinoy. Tipsy Beans’ Sisig Triangles are delicious sandwiches filled with a healthy amount of glorious, glorious sisig.

Look at all the lovely. Sisig Triangles (p75); Carbonara (p118)

Besides the snack type Sisig Triangles, they’ve also got other heavier fare. Two of them stood out from those we tried. One is the Creamy Carbonara, Tipsy Beans’ version of this classic pasta is rich and creamy like the name suggests and is heartily laden with bits of bacon <3. It’s served with a nicely buttered and herbed toasted slice of bread too, which should help keep your tummies fully carbed and loaded. The second hit of the night is the Pulled Pork BBQ sandwich. Now pulled pork sandwiches are aplenty these days, Tipsy Beans’ version packs a generous amount of the succulent and melt-in-your-mouth meat in between a pair of perfectly toasted wheat bread.

Lookit the circuit breaker dressed as a robot! Pulled Pork BBQ (p95)

Tipsy Beans noms are pretty good, but it’s the drinks that won me over. This one particular drink called Shark Infested Lemonade had me at “Shark”. I have 5 good reasons for falling in love with this drink. 1- it has a funny-cute name, which is always a good thing in my book, 2- it comes in a cute color, blue green for a drink is absolutely adorable, 3- it’s super refreshing, 4- it has a gummy shark in it, only a Scrooge wouldn’t like that, and 5- it has alcohol in it (yea, baby!), Blue Curacao to be specific. It’s still more lemonade than cocktail so you need not worry about getting too tipsy, it has but a splash of liquor in it (I had 2 and was only a teensy bit buzzed after). They also have Irish Coffee, Mexican Coffee, and even Tipsy Frappuccino. Yes, they both have alcohol! ^_~s

Shark Infested Lemonade (p55) <3

The good

  • Adorable cute interior design.
  • Alcoholic Interesting drinks.
  • Affordable prices.

The bad

  • Not a lot of main meals available (I know they’re a cafe, but it’s just something I would have liked).

The bacon

4 bacons! Oh hey, they are pretty well covered online. They’ve got FacebookGoogle+,FourSquareZomato and Looloo reviews (and now, a BaconTunaMelt one). I guess everyone should have heard about them by now. If you don’t yet, it’s high time that you drop by and get tipsy from beans (or my favorite Shark Infested Lemonade) at Tipsy Beans.

Tipsy Beans

Address: 50 Domingo M. Guevara, Highway Hills, Mandaluyong
Contact no/s: 621-6330
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*Incidentally, I recently heard of a restaurant called Tipsy Pig. In my head are fantasies of bacon infused with vodka. HELLO!