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Chili’s Tito’s Punch Recipe – Easy Kitchen Guide

Last Updated on November 24, 2023

Chili’s Tito’s Punch is a refreshing and fruity cocktail that is perfect for any occasion. It’s easy to make and can be customized to your own taste preferences. This recipe uses Malibu Rum, and some unique drinks to create a flavorful punch that is sure to be a hit with your friends and family.

This delicious cocktail is made with tropical flavors and will leave you feeling refreshed and energized. You can enjoy it as a refreshing summer drink or as a festive holiday treat.

In this article, we will discuss how to make Chili’s Tito’s Punch as well as provide some tips for making it perfect every time.

Chili's Tito's Punch Recipe

What Is Chili’s Tito’s Punch?

Chili’s Tito’s Punch is a fruity, sweet, and tart cocktail from the American casual dining restaurant chain Chili’s Grill & Bar. The base ingredient of this punch is Tito’s Handcrafted Vodka. Tito’s Vodka is known since the mid-90s. This is the popular vodka brand made by the fifth generation.

Other Ingredients of this punch are Malibu Rum, Sour, Pineapple Juice, Rose’s Grenadine Syrup, and a few other ingredients. This cocktail has a tropical taste that will never let you forget it. 

This punch is perfect for any get-together with friends or family. It’s light and refreshing, making it the perfect summer drink. 

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Where Did I First Try Chili’s Tito’s Punch?

I first tried Chili’s Tito’s Punch at a barbeque with my family and friends in Texas. It was summertime, and we all decided to get together for some good food and drinks. Everyone brought something different to the table – burgers, salads, side dishes, desserts, and of course drinks. 

When I saw the pitcher of Chili’s Tito’s Punch, I was immediately intrigued. The bright red color and the fresh fruit slices floating in it made it look so inviting! I couldn’t wait to try it. Everyone had a glass and we all took a sip at the same time – and it was delicious! It was from a famous American restaurant chain.

The sweetness from the Malibu Rum, Tito’s Handcrafted Vodka, and Rose’s Grenadine Syrup combined perfectly with the tartness of the Sour and Pineapple Juice. The addition of pineapple slices added visual appeal to the drink as well as a delicious tropical flavor. The lemon juice and lime juice balanced out the sweetness perfectly, giving it an extra hint of tartness. 

I was hooked! I loved the unique combination of flavors and how refreshing it was on a hot summer day. Everyone agreed that Chili’s Tito’s Punch was a huge hit – even my non-drinkers loved it! Since that day, Chili’s Tito’s Punch has been my go-to drink when I want something light, refreshing, and delicious. 

Ingredients

  • Malibu Rum: Malibu Rum is a Caribbean-flavored rum. This has a sweet and tropical flavor with hints of coconut which makes it perfect for this Chili’s Tito’s Punch recipe.
  • Tito’s Handcrafted Vodka: Tito’s Handcrafted Vodka is a small-batch vodka made from corn and it has a smooth taste. This makes Tito’s a great choice for any mixed drinks or cocktails.
  • Sour: Sour is an ingredient that adds a hint of tartness and sweetness to the drink.
  • Pineapple Juice: Pineapple juice adds some delicious tropical notes to the punch.
  • Rose’s Grenadine Syrup: Rose’s Grenadine syrup adds a hint of sweetness and attractive red color to the punch.
  • Pineapple: Pineapple slices add visual appeal to the drink as well as a delicious tropical flavor.
  • Lemon Juice: Lemon juice helps to balance out the sweetness in this recipe.
  • Water: Water is used to dilute the ingredients to give the punch a more drinkable consistency.
  • Sugar: Sugar is added to sweeten the punch and bring out all of the delicious flavors.
  • Lime Juice: Lime juice adds an extra hint of tartness to this recipe as well as some attractive color.
Chili's Tito's Punch Recipe

Directions

Step 1

To make the fresh sour take a medium saucepan, combine the water and sugar and bring to a boil. Stir until the sugar is dissolved.

Step 2

Remove from heat and set aside to cool. In a separate bowl, combine the lemon juice and lime juice & fresh sour and mix well.

Step 3

Take a cocktail shaker and fill it with ice. Pour Malibu Rum, Tito’s Handcrafted Vodka, Fresh sour mix, and pineapple juice into the shaker.

Step 4

Garnish with fresh pineapple slices and serve.

Tips

  • To make the perfect Chili’s Tito’s Punch, it is important to get the proportions of each ingredient correct. Too much or too little of one ingredient can make the drink too sweet or too sour.
  • It is also important to use freshly squeezed juices as they will give a better flavor than store-bought juices.
  • If you want to make the punch more refreshing, add some crushed ice before serving.

What Ingredients Can I Replace or Substitute While Making It?

  • If you want to make this recipe vegan-friendly, you can replace the Malibu Rum with a plant-based spirit such as vodka or rum.
  • If you don’t have Rose’s Grenadine syrup on hand, you can substitute it with regular sugar syrup or honey.
  • For a more tart flavor, you can add more lemon juice.
  • For a sweeter flavor, you can add more sugar or some additional pineapple juice.
Chili's Tito's Punch Recipe

Chili’s Tito’s Punch Recipe

Chili’s Tito’s Punch is a refreshing and fruity cocktail that is perfect for any occasion. It’s easy to make and can be customized to your own taste preferences. This recipe uses Malibu Rum, and some unique drinks to create a flavorful punch that is sure to be a hit with your friends and family.
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Author: Dr. Leah Alexander
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 115kcal

Equipment

  • bottle
  • Cocktail Shaker
  • and Glass

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces of Sour a tangy and invigorating mixer bursting with citrusy goodness, tantalizing your taste buds with its refreshing acidity and zesty notes, perfectly balancing the sweetness of the other ingredients.
  • 3 ounces of Malibu Rum a luscious and tropical rum infused with coconut flavor, transporting you to a sun-drenched island paradise with each sip, adding a delightful sweetness and exotic essence to the cocktail.
  • 4 ounces of Pineapple Juice a tropical elixir extracted from ripe pineapples, delivering a symphony of juicy and succulent flavors, infusing the cocktail with a tropical sweetness and a hint of tanginess, evoking visions of palm trees swaying in the breeze.
  • Pineapples slices or wedges of this tropical fruit, serving as a delightful garnish that not only adds a vibrant and tropical touch to the cocktail but also imparts a subtle aroma and a juicy bite, elevating the overall drinking experience.
  • 2 ounces of Tito’s Handcrafted Vodka an artisanal vodka renowned for its smoothness and craftsmanship, providing a clean and pure foundation for the cocktail, allowing the other flavors to shine through while imparting a subtle warmth.
  • Grenadine a captivating crimson syrup derived from pomegranate juice, drizzling the cocktail with a touch of sweetness and a visually captivating ruby hue, adding a layer of depth and visual allure to the drink.

Fresh Sour:

  • 1 cup of lime juice freshly squeezed from vibrant green limes, lending a distinct and vibrant tang to the fresh sour mix, adding a delightful twist of citrus and enhancing the overall flavor complexity.
  • 2 cups of water pure and clear, mellowing the acidity of the lemon juice and ensuring a harmonious balance in the fresh sour mix, quenching your thirst sip after sip.
  • 2 cups of lemon juice freshly squeezed to perfection, infusing the cocktail with a bright and tangy burst of citrus flavor, invigorating your senses and lending a refreshing zest.
  • 2 cups of sugar dissolving into a sweet syrup, effortlessly sweetening the fresh sour mix, imparting a delectable sweetness that harmonizes with the tartness of the citrus juices.

Instructions

  • To make the fresh sour take a medium saucepan, combine the water and sugar and bring to a boil. Stir until the sugar is dissolved.
  • Remove from heat and set aside to cool. In a separate bowl, combine the lemon juice and lime juice & fresh sour and mix well.
  • Take a cocktail shaker and fill it with ice. Pour Malibu Rum, Tito's Handcrafted Vodka, Fresh sour mix, and pineapple juice into the shaker.
  • Garnish with fresh pineapple slices and serve.

Notes

  • To make the perfect Chili’s Tito’s Punch, it is important to get the proportions of each ingredient correct. Too much or too little of one ingredient can make the drink too sweet or too sour.
  • It is also important to use freshly squeezed juices as they will give a better flavor than store-bought juices.
  • If you want to make the punch more refreshing, add some crushed ice before serving.
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Nutrition Information

One 8-ounce serving of this punch contains about:

  • Calories: 152 kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 14.2 g
  • Fat: 0.1 g
  • Protein: 0.5 g
  • Sodium: 12 mg

How to Store Leftover Chili’s Tito’s Punch?

Leftover Chili’s Tito’s Punch should be stored in an airtight bottle and kept in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. It is best to serve it cold or over ice. Besides, if you don’t consume the punch within that time frame, it is best to discard it.

FAQs

Can pregnant women eat this? 

Yes, Chili’s Tito’s Punch can be eaten by pregnant women as long as they follow recommended guidelines for alcohol consumption. However, it is best to consult with a doctor for more advice.

Can I make this drink without alcohol? 

Yes, you can make this recipe without alcohol by replacing the Malibu Rum and Tito’s Handcrafted Vodka with your favorite non-alcoholic beverage such as lemonade or sparkling water.

Can I use different fruits instead of pineapple?

Yes, you can use other types of fruits such as oranges or mangoes to make this recipe.

How can I make the drink sweeter?

To make this punch sweeter, you can add more sugar or some additional pineapple juice. You can also add more Rose’s Grenadine syrup to add sweetness and color.

Is this recipe vegan-friendly? 

Yes, Chili’s Tito’s Punch is a vegan-friendly recipe as long as you replace the Malibu Rum with a plant-based spirit such as vodka or rum.

Wrapping Up

Chili’s Tito’s Punch is a delicious and refreshing drink that is perfect for any occasion. Whether you are looking for something sweet, tart, or just plain delicious, this punch has got you covered! This American classic is sure to be the hit of any party. So go ahead and give this recipe a try and you won’t be disappointed.

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Dr. Leah Alexander, M.D., is a board-certified Pediatrician in New Jersey and has been working at Elizabeth Pediatric Group of New Jersey since 2000.
She also has a passion for culinary arts that extends beyond the medical realm. After completing culinary school at the French Culinary Institute, she started Global Palate, LLC, a catering firm, in 2007. She ran her own six-year-old catering company and served small group parties as an owner and executive chef.

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